Why Are Garage Door Springs Important?

Extreme weather can cause our common household appliances and more specifically garage doors to need a little extreme care and at times may require maintenance. This month, with temperatures slowly getting warmer, this can and does cause extra strain on your garage door protecting your garage and home from the elements.

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One component that is especially susceptible to extreme weather is your garage door springs.

What Are Garage Door Springs?

Wikipedia explains that garage door springs assist the garage door in both the critical function of opening and closing the door. A garage door torsion spring system contains one or two springs that are tightly wound up with cable drums located on each end. Springs are mounted on the header wall of the garage door.

When the garage door is opened, the springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft, thus turning the cable drums, wrapping the cables around the grooves on the cable drums. When the door is lowered, the cables unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension. Springs last anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 cycles depending on the model. A cycle consists of one time of both opening and closing the garage door.

Why Do I Need To Check My Garage Door Springs?

For whatever reason, in our experience garage door springs tend to break with the impact of changing weather from either really hot or really cold weather. As you now can tell, springs are extremely important in moving your garage door up or down. If there should be a problem with them, you will want to get them fixed or replaced.

Fortunately, a garage door spring replacement stands as one of the most common routine maintenance efforts for Accent Garage Doors. We replace springs day in and day out. As indicated, we do a lot of spring replacement in the spring and fall months with Utah’s changing climate. Moreover, each year we replace hundreds of springs.

When you go with Accent Garage Doors, you can rest assured that our trained, bonded, insured, and experienced technicians understand how to replace springs appropriately, promptly, and accurately. Accent Garage Doors assists customers with all of their garage door needs. A typical garage door spring replacement doesn’t require but a short visit from the Accent Garage Door technician to replace and fix.

Remember that when you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.