The 2 Most Common Garage Door Spring Problems To Know In 2022

Garage doors are valuable everyday items that constantly work unnoticed. Your garage door makes it easy to enter and exit your home or workplace, especially with your car. With these daily uses, most garage doors suffer common problems you can hardly suspect to be severe. To keep your garage door in its proper operations without expensive maintenance, watch out for these common spring problems you should know in 2022.

Broken and Noisy Springs

Your garage door can contain one of the most common springs — torsion or extension springs. Your garage door springs are responsible for opening and closing, which act as heavy lighting. When you lower your door, springs gain tension. When you raise it, tension springs release the pressure, which helps them open or close the door correctly. As a result, the raising and lowering of your garage door cause common malfunctions you should know.

A broken spring is the most straightforward common garage door spring problem you can identify. There can be noises when you close or open the door. Sometimes, it can be challenging to open and close the door. When the door opens and closes halfway, the problem can be with torsion springs. When the door closes and opens a few inches but fails to stay open after releasing it, the problem is with the extension springs.

Usually, spring problems can result from wear, tear, and rust. Wear and tear results from the constant opening and closing of the door, which you can prevent by limiting the use of force when closing and opening your garage door. For rust, it increases the amount of friction between your garage door's spring coils when opening and closing it. Additionally, rust corrodes the springs, weakening them, leading to their breakage or noisy opening and closing.

Snapped Cables and the Door's Complete Failure to Open or Close

Unlike other garage door elements, cables play an integral role in how the door operates. They attach the door to its brackets from both sides — bottom and up. They, therefore, enable the door and its springs to work in unison to correctly close and open as needed. So, with a broken or snapped cable (Bending or slanting) your garage door will shake or open with difficulties. 

The garage door springs also have cables each on their sides. These cables help the extension springs, for example, release their tension quickly when closing or opening the door, mainly to prevent extra force in pushing the door. When these springs fail to work, you won't be able to perfectly open and close the door considering there will be more tension forces acting against your hands opening and closing the garage door.

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