Garage door torsion springs play a vital role in the smooth operation of a garage door. If your garage door fails to open, it might be the outcome of damaged or worn-out torsion springs. They work under a lot of pressure and must be handled by experts. When the torsion springs break, most of the homeowners wonder where they went wrong as they aren’t aware of the common issues associated with springs.
Some of the common problems of torsion spring that eventually lead to failure of your garage door include:
Rust on the Spring
If you encounter rusted springs, ensure that they are replaced as soon as possible. The rusted springs are the potential sign of any damage or harm. When the spring develops rust, the friction on the coil gets increased. It leads to corrosion of the coil that weakens the spring. Homeowners can try to prevent the rust by spraying some good quality lubricant on the coils once every three months. It is an ideal option to prevent the rust and maintain their condition.
Different garage doors rely on a different spring mechanism to work accurately. The springs are specially engineered to make the door operational. The spring must be of specified length and wire size, otherwise it may lead to some serious personal and property damages.
Wear and Tear
Simple wear and tear in the garage door torsion spring can lead to its failure. Torsion springs work for a stipulated period of time. In general, a set of torsion springs tend to provide a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 cycles, which is one up and down cycle. Generally, a family goes through two or more cycles a day. If you know that you use your garage door more often, it is advised to inspect your door springs periodically for any damage. This way you can maintain their pristine condition by replacing the damaged torsion springs on time.
The root cause of garage door torsion spring failure is poor maintenance. It is strongly recommended to maintain the condition of the door and its complex moving parts to enhance the lifespan of the springs. Make sure the door is balanced and lubricate the moving parts of the door. Test whether your door is balanced or not, lift it up to a halfway point and release it. The door will be still, if the springs are maintained otherwise you will notice some issues with the balance. Visually inspect the springs to ensure the smooth operation of the door.
We, at Dormaster Garage Doors and Windows, provide a wide range of garage door repair and maintenance solutions across Canada. We specialize in broken springs, frayed or spooled cables, off-track doors, faulty openers and apart from these services we also deal in various leading garage door manufacturer brands such as Lynx, Stanley, Wayne Dalton, Genie and more.