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If you are searching for advice, suggestions and answers to your garage door maintenance questions, just scroll below. Find out more about torsion springs and automatic garage door openers and when it's the best time to replace them.
What's the worst that can happen if I try and change a garage door spring myself?
The most important reasons not to work on springs, are for safety. Springs are usually kept under very high tension, so doing the wrong thing can make them explode out of place. It becomes essentially a projectile that can hit you, scratch you, or even blind you if it strikes in the right way. It’s never worth the risk.
How often should garage door openers be replaced?
If you want to take full advantage of the latest technologies, you should consider opting for garage door opener replacement every five years. If you provide proper maintenance to your existing device and you are happy with its features and capabilities, you can keep it for ten or even fifteen years.
I am installing an automatic door opener, should I reinforce my garage door?
Yes, the garage door needs to be reinforced before installing a new automatic door opener and failure to do so might result in a damaged door and the warranty may no longer hold properly. Reinforcement configuration varies largely and it all depends on the size and model of the garage door in use.
What are the different types of garage door torsion springs?
There are various types of springs but the most common one is the standard torsion spring used in residential doors and located just above the door opening. Extension springs are situated parallel to the door tracks on either side. The steel rolling door torsion springs are used in commercial doors and they can be found in the torsion barrel that supports the rolling door.