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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. A-1 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.