Dangers of Garage Door Springs

In this day and age, everyone would much prefer to go to YouTube and do their own repair work themselves at home. However, when it comes to repairing your garage door springs, you should leave it to the professionals. There’s quite a bit of risk involved in this process and it’s highly dangerous for an amateur to attempt to replace them themselves. In this post, we’re going to explain why it is you should stay far away from the notion of replacing your own garage door springs at home and, instead, leave it to the professionals like us.

DIY Garage Door Spring Replacement Can Kill You

If you’re not a trained garage door technician, chances are you don’t know a whole lot about garage door repairs or have much experience with them. The spring systems on your garage door are under an excessive amount of tension; after all, they do bear the full weight of your heavy garage door all the time. The bigger the garage door, the more tension the springs are under. In order to successfully replace these springs, you have to know how the lifting cables, brackets, springs, and drums all work together. If a lifting cable snaps off under its great tension, it could maim or kill you. It’s far better to leave this type of repair to the professionals that aren’t at such great a risk.

You Could Damage Your Garage Door Further with DIY Spring Replacement

If you don’t know what you’re doing when you go to replace your springs, you could cause far more damage resulting in far more costly repairs. If your spring breaks, it’s best to leave the garage door in the closed position until a time when a professional technician can come and handle your repairs. If the garage door was open when your spring broke, you should attempt to close the door, so long as it’s safe to do so (the door’s not at risk of breaking completely or further damages being caused). Use the electric garage door opener to close the door and then unplug the opener.

If you’re garage door springs have broken, we highly discourage you from attempting to fix them yourself. Your springs are under an immense amount of tension; they support your probably around 300-pound garage door, after all. Should something go wrong in the replacement process, that heavy of a door could do quite a bit of damage to anything in its path. It’s far safer to leave this kind of repairs to the professionals; contact us today.

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