Understanding the Types of Garage Door Springs
Torsion Springs: These springs are mounted above the garage door and are typically used for heavier doors. They use torque to lift the door.
Extension Springs: Extension springs are mounted on both sides of the door and are common for lighter doors. They extend and contract to assist in lifting the door.
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Signs that Your Garage Door Springs Need Replacement
Visible Wear and Tear: Examine the springs for signs of wear, rust, or damage. If you notice any significant issues, it’s time for replacement.
Sudden Imbalance: If your garage door starts to appear uneven when opening or closing, it’s a sign that one or both of the springs may be damaged.
Unusual Noises: Creaking, popping, or grinding sounds during operation can indicate that the springs are struggling or about to fail.
Slow Opening and Closing: If your garage door takes longer than usual to open or close, it could be due to weak or damaged springs.