Garage Door Springs

Before I start I'd like to give a warning: when working with garage springs, be sure to hire a professional. Garage door
springs are extremely dangerous and if you do not know what you are doing the garage door can collapse on you
causing serious bodily injury and in many instances, death. Many homeowners have been hurt or killed by garage
door springs and I strongly suggest that you only allow garage door springs to be adjusted by certified and
experienced individuals.

Garage doors may not seem very dangerous; however, if you consider that they often weigh 300 - 400 pounds and
are held up by few springs and cables, you may want to stop for a second and recognize the dangers posed by your
garage doors. Although it is a great convenience to have garage door springs that open and close the garage door
for you, garage door springs need to be properly maintained and replaced. When your garage door is closed, the
springs are very tightly stretched, and believe it or not, are in a very dangerous state. The enormous tension that the
cables and springs are under stores a large amount of potential energy. This can prove to be very dangerous if that
potential energy is suddenly converted to kinetic (moving) energy. In other words, don't loosen anything that may be
attached to any springs or cables, even if the garage door is in a closed state. There is still a high risk for danger.

Many homeowners will spend hours and hundreds or even thousands of pounds upgrading their bathroom and living
rooms or buying new furniture for their homes; however, few of them realize that their garage doors require
maintenance too and have to be adjusted or even replaced from time to time. Every time you open and close your
garage, all of its components go through wear and tear and sometimes work themselves loose and many people let
their garage doors go for years or even decades without being properly maintained. I doubt you would let your car go
100,000 miles without any oil changes or tune-ups and that same principle should apply to your garage door. Simple
routine maintenance can prevent any potential accident and thus save your life or the lives of any of your loved ones.

Something extra I'd like to mention: Even if you are a handy-man or woman, and know how to install an automatic
garage door, I'd still recommend you call in a professional, especially for insurance and warranty purposes. If you
don't, it can't be difficult to claim damages if something had to go wrong. Also, children often like to play with garage
door openers so it is smart to put them out of the reach of small children and hide all remote garage door openers.
Finally, once you have everything installed, be sure to test the garage door and make sure everything works. Many
new garage doors come with sensors that detect if something or someone is in its pathway and immediately reverses
direction. Be sure to test that this works as it is one of the most important safety parts of the garage door. You do not
want the door to close on someone or something accidentally - it can cause a lot of damage. --

Source: David A. Howarth has been working in the home restoration and improvement business in the UK for over 20
years now, and enjoys writing about home improvement features such as conservatories and double glazing. Source:
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Replacing a "Torsion Spring" is DANGEROUS!!.
It's not a do-it-yourself job. Think of The Power of just a simple mouse trap has. Its the same principle of a torsion
spring on a Garage Door.

Extension Springs which are the ones that stretch out along the sides of the top tracks can be
DANGEROUS!! As
well, these springs should have a safety cables running threw the springs in case one the springs break. This
will keep in from flying across the room. I have scene them break windshields, damage walls and cause injuries.

Torsion Springs is a much better application for garage doors, one benefit of extension springs is that they take
less headroom if you have a door opening that has limited clearances sometimes it s the only option that will
work. Torsion springs mount above the door which requires more headroom.
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