Are Garage Door Springs Dangerous?

Written by Thomas Liquori on . Posted in Garage Door, Garage Doors and Operators

 
 
 
 

No matter how durable your garage door and its parts, you’ll experience wear and tear over time. When you discover that your garage door has suddenly stopped working, it’s often the springs that are to blame. You may not want to wait or pay for a garage door repair technician to come out to your home, and you may think you can handle a broken spring on your own — but let us provide a word of warning before you get started on a do-it-yourself project. Here’s a look at what’s involved with a replacement garage door spring:

  • Tension: Springs are what make your garage door raise and lift so easily, whether by hand or through an automatic garage door opener. But these springs only work because they’re under a massive amount of tension. When springs break, this tension is unleashed and unpredictable. Unless you really know what you’re doing when replacing these springs, the tension can pose a serious danger to you and anyone helping you in repairs.
  • Tools: To properly repair a garage door spring, you need highly specialized tools that help the project remain safe and secure. Rarely does a homeowner have these specialized tools. After all, given that you’ll only need to replace springs every five to eight years, is it really worth the investment in specialized tools? Conversely, a garage door technician is working garage door springs day in and day out, and an investment in the right tools makes perfect sense.
  • Knowledge and Experience: Garage door technicians also have experience and knowledge that can’t be replicated. No matter how much you read about garage door spring repair and safety procedures, you won’t be able to replicate the troubleshooting ability that only comes from years of experience. Garage door technicians show up with an ability to diagnose problems, recommend solutions and then to execute those solutions, even if something unexpected happens.
  • Cost vs. Return: Given this information, is do-it-yourself repair really worth it? There’s no right or wrong answer. Many homeowners take great pride and joy in doing their own work, and that’s wonderful — if you know what you’re getting into beforehand and if you are fully prepared. If you’re going to proceed with your own garage door spring repair, make sure you’re well read on the process, that you have the right tools and that you have the patience to take on this important home improvement project.

At Cookson Door Sales of Arizona, we make garage door spring repair simple and easy. Our team of technicians has the experience and knowledge to quickly diagnose issues at your home and to deliver the solutions just as quickly. We also know that garage door issues at your home represent urgent needs that require speedy attention. That’s why we offer 24/7 service that responds to your urgent needs. No matter the day of week and no matter the hour, we are available to visit your home and deliver the garage door spring repair you need. Don’t feel like you have to go it alone when faced with garage door spring repairs and other needs — turn to the team at Cookson Door Sales for service and support at your Arizona home.

Contact us today about garage door spring repair in Arizona.