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5 Warning Signs Something Is Wrong With Your Garage Door Springs

by Marc Cole

Garage door springs are an important part of your garage doors. When the springs work correctly, they help make opening and closing your garage door a simple task. If the springs are not working correctly, they can cause a lot of problems. Knowing the signs that something is wrong with your garage door springs will help you identify when they need to be replaced or repaired. Here are five warning signs that you may need to consider garage spring replacement or garage door spring repair services soon.

1) Your door is not opening or closing correctly

When you push the button on your garage door opener, the garage should open immediately. If your garage door is sticking, dragging, jerking, or just not opening and closing as well as it should, this could be a sign that the springs are starting to deteriorate. Talk to a company that works with garage door springs if you are unsure whether or not your garage door is functioning correctly.

2) Noisy operation

Your garage door doesn't have to be silent as it opens or shuts, but it also shouldn't be extremely loud. Any loud noises coming from your garage when you open and close the door could be a sign that the springs need to be replaced or repaired. The noise can happen when the springs are not able to handle the weight of your garage door.

3) Rust and corrosion on the springs

Rust and corrosion are signs that the garage door spring is worn out or has been damaged by rain or moisture. If you notice any rust or corrosion on your garage door springs, it's time to talk to a professional about getting a repair or replacement.

4) Vibration or shaking

Your garage door should rise and close smoothly with no shaking, jerking, or vibrations. If you see any of these signs when you open or close the door, it could mean that it's time for garage spring replacement or repair services. Damaged springs can no longer support a garage door effectively, which is why the door may shake or jerk. This can be a major safety hazard for family members and pets, as the door can come crashing down if the springs break.

5) Springs are too tight or too loose

The tension in your garage door springs should be even and balanced. If the springs are too tight, they can cause a lot of strain on the other components of the door. If your garage door springs are too loose, the door may not open and close properly. Either way, it's time to speak with a tech familiar with garage door springs if you notice this issue or any of the others detailed above. 

For more info, contact a local company like Plano Overhead Garage Door.