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Why You Should Leave Broken Spring Repairs to the Pros

Out of all the garage door issues you can face, broken springs represent one of the most common – and noticeable! You may notice that your garage door is crooked, it only opens about six inches, or the cables are loose. Regardless of the symptom, it is important for your safety to have this repaired as soon as possible.

Garage door spring repairs are no easy feat, however. The proper repair involves a combination of the right tools as well as the right knowledge. With that in mind, it is best to leave this repair project to a trained professional.

Below are a few more reasons why you should only trust garage door spring repairs to the professionals:

Pros Know What Spring You Need
While garage door springs all perform the same function (lifting and managing the weight of your garage door), not every replacement spring is made the same. There are several different types of springs on the market, which differ in size, weight, and tension. Picking an incompatible model will result in wasted money and a faulty garage door. A trained professional will be able to find the right spring for you and get your overhead doors moving again.

Pros Can Handle the Tension
Garage door springs operate under an immense amount of tension. Broken or not, the pressure that these springs are under makes them quite dangerous to handle. Springs can (and will) snap or rebound back when not dealt with correctly. Without the right knowledge, DIYers put their selves at great risk when they try to make these changes on their own. A garage door professional knows exactly how to safely remove springs without any damage to their selves or the door itself.

Pros Will Spot Other Problems
While there may be a few times where the springs are the only issue, what if they are just the tip of the iceberg? Having an expert have a look at your system is key, as they will be able to notice other issues at play. There is a good chance that your new springs will not be able to work properly until other aspects of your door have been addressed, so be sure to call a professional to have a look at the whole system.

There are certainly garage door fixes and maintenance practices that you can DIY. But when it comes to garage door springs, a trained technician will be the best source of help for you. A1 Door Company has been offering professional garage door repairs to Mechanicsville, VA, and surrounding cities for over 15 years! Give us a call today to learn more.

Common Question: Why Won’t My Garage Door Close?

Uh-oh! Your garage door won’t close. Sometimes the fix can be as simple as
replacing the battery in the opener, but other times it may be a sign of a
bigger issue. Although certain garage door repairs should be completed by professionals, there are a few steps you can take, if you’d like, to troubleshoot your garage door before contacting the experts.
Here are a few things to check if your garage door won’t close:

  • Check safety sensors: Clutter or obstructions that block the sensors are the first
    problem to look for if your garage door won’t close. If there’s nothing
    physically blocking the door and sensors, check the sensors to ensure they’re
    clean and aligned correctly
    . Dirt can cover the lens of the sensor and prevent it from functioning
    properly.
  • Ensure tracks are aligned: If your garage door tracks are not aligned, this could cause
    your garage door to not close or function properly. The rollers should be able
    to move smoothly up and down the tracks. If your tracks are aligned properly,
    try cleaning the rollers and then lubricating them with motor oil. This will
    remove buildup that may be preventing the door from operating properly.
  • Set the limits: The limit and force adjusters tell the garage door opener how far the
    door should travel before it’s fully closed and help prevent the door from
    crushing objects in its path. When these settings are too high, the door senses
    the floor as an obstruction and immediately opens again after closing. Your
    limit adjusters are located on the side of your garage door motor unit; however,
    for specific instructions consult your manufacturer manual or website.

If you’re still finding yourself with a garage door that won’t close, contact the professionals at A1 Door Company! We’ve been installing and repairing
garage doors in the Mechanicsville, VA area since 2002 and can help
diagnose your garage door issues.

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