Garage Door Spring Installation Risks

Garage door springs support the garage door in the opening and closing process. This is why installing heavy-duty springs is extremely important. Well, you may not realize that your garage door is extremely heavy equipment due to the torsion or extension springs.

On average, a standard garage door can weigh 300 pounds. These springs can perform the opening and closing process smoothly and effortlessly. A standard garage door springs will last for 10,000 operating cycles. It means that they will last for about 5 to 7 years before they need to be replaced. Many homeowners may look at the garage door springs and think that they can easily handle broken springs on their own but before attempting anything, you should know about the dangers associate with the project of garage door spring installation. It is strongly suggested that hire professional garage door services like Greenwich garage door spring repair service to deal with the broken springs.

The garage door torsion springs are used to lift the heavyweight of a garage door. Due to the tension imposed on them, they can cause significant damages to life and property, if they break. Removal of existing spring has the same danger as a breaking spring. If the spring slips from the placement being used to hold it into the right place, it can cause fatal injuries and pinches to you or someone else around you. Removal of old springs and installation of new springs can present the same issues.

While removing the spring, the garage door is no longer supported by the trusted component. If the garage door is in its open position, it can drop along with the tracks. Remember here that the garage door opener is designed and installed to support the garage door with the help of springs. An opener is not itself responsible to lift the garage door.

If a garage door drops during garage door spring removal or installation, then its weight and size can smash a human or anything around it. A garage door with glass windows can send broken glasses flying upon anything. The pieces of broken glass can fly both inside and outside of the garage which is very dangerous to humans.

Garage door spring installation is not a job for an amateur person. It should be left to the professional garage door technician. Not only they have the correct tools and equipment but also they have proper knowledge about the springs.

They have been properly qualified and trained to install the torsion springs. That is why; there will not be injuries to humans and damages to property.

If the above-mentioned discussion has not convinced you to hire experienced garage door technicians, then at least consult them to get a free quote before attempting anything on your own. You will find that they can do this job in the least time but the cost may little high. If you could buy some special tools to do this job, your saving may be lost in this shopping. You may even save more if you had done this job professionally.

Since there are a lot of dangers associated with the garage door springs installation. Make sure that you have hired a professional garage door contractor who is properly licensed and bonded. 

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