A Layer of Protection: Garage Doors

The Warning Signs That Your Garage Door Springs Are in Need of Repair

The springs on your garage door play a very important role in allowing your door to operate safely and effectively. Consequently, it is important that you act quickly if these springs are in need of repair or replacement. Thankfully there are a few warning signs that can help you to identify the need for a garage door spring repair. You can learn more about these warning signs below.

#1: Door Does Not Remain Even When Opening Or Closing

The springs on your garage door help to keep the door even on both sides while it is being opened or closed. If one of these springs is worn out or needs to be repaired, you will often notice that the door is unbalanced. In some cases you may even notice a gap along the top or bottom of the door even after it has been completely closed. These are both good indications that it is time to have your garage door repaired. 

#2: Door Is Closing Harder Or Faster Than Before

If the springs on your garage door begin to wear out of break, the weight of your garage door will no longer be effectively supported. This can result in your garage door closing much faster or with more force than usual. If you notice that your door seems to be slamming to the ground when it is closed, you will need to contact a repair contractor immediately. Since operating your garage door in this condition can be quite dangerous, it is best to discontinue use of the door until your spring repairs can be completed. 

#3: Door Is Opening Slower Than Before

If you rely on an automatic garage door opener to open your garage door, you are probably quite familiar with exactly how long it takes the door to open once you push the button on your remote. If you notice that it seems to be taking your garage door longer to open than it once did, this could be a sign that your springs are starting to wear out. This is because wear to your garage door springs will result in more of the weight of your door being lifted by the motor of your door opener. This will cause the door to open more slowly. In some cases this can also be the result of a garage door opener that needs to be repaired or replaced. In either case, this warning sign will indicate the need to contact a garage door repair contractor right away.

For more information, contact a garage door repair professional in your area.