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When Should You Replace Garage Door Springs?

When it comes to garage door springs, there are a few things you need to know in order to keep your family safe. Garage door springs can be dangerous if they are not installed or maintained properly. In this blog post, we will discuss when you should replace your garage door springs, and how to do it safely.

When Should You Replace Garage Door Springs?

Types of Garage Doors

The garage door is an important part of our day-to-day lives. Whether you're going out for a drive or just coming home from work, it's nice that there are so many styles available to suit any need! There really isn't anything more frustrating than trying (and failing) to find one with all the features your heart desires - luckily we've put together this guide on how best to handle those needs by looking at both automatic doors which operate without human assistance but still require regular maintenance checks & cleaning as well manual models where users must service everything themselves including oiling moving components every few months depending upon climate conditions.

When to Replace Your Garage Door Springs

Your garage door springs are what help your garage door open and close. Over time, they can become worn out or broken. If you notice that your garage door isn’t opening or closing as smoothly as it used to, it may be time to replace your springs.

If your springs are over five years old, it’s probably time to replace them. Even if they don’t seem worn out, they may have lost some of their tension.

You should also replace your springs if they are beginning to show signs of wear, such as rusting or fraying.

It’s important to remember that garage door springs are under a lot of tension. If they break, they can cause serious injury.

Replacing Your Garage Door Springs

Now that you know when to replace your garage door springs, let’s talk about how to do it safely. First, it’s important to understand that garage door springs are under a lot of tension. If they break, they can cause serious injury.

For this reason, it’s best to leave spring replacement to the professionals. They will have the knowledge and experience necessary to replace your springs safely and correctly.

How to Maintain your Garage Door Springs After Replacing Them

Once you’ve had your springs replaced, it’s important to take care of them. Here are a few tips:

Create a schedule to clean them

The garage is often one of the dirtiest places on your property, with dust and other materials accumulating in it regularly. To maintain its structural integrity as well as prevent mold or rot from forming due to wet conditions like those found near saltwater situations - where water can seep through cracks onto surfaces inside-you should clean out this area every year using specific products designed for that purpose! One part detergent mixture will suffice when applied accordingly; make sure not only does everything get cleaned including windows but also any exterior panels if applicable.

Inspect them frequently

We take our garage doors for granted, and it's easy to forget about them when they're working properly. But you should always remember that a broken or damaged gate is no match against intruders who want access to your home! Make sure this won't happen by performing regular inspections on all aspects of its operation - from springs & rollers; to tracks/cables; brackets-to ensure everything stays in good shape.

Do you know how easy these tasks are? They'll keep you safe while also doing something helpful around the house at night time or on weekends when we often have more free time.

Lubricate as needed

If your garage door starts making strange noises, it may be time to lubricate the springs. You can do this yourself with a silicone-based lubricant or WD-40.

Just be sure to avoid using petroleum-based lubricants, as they can damage the rubber on the springs.

It’s also important to remember that garage door springs are under a lot of tension. If they break, they can cause serious injury.

With these tips, you can keep your garage door in good working order for years to come!

By following these simple steps and taking care of your garage door, you can avoid having to replace your springs prematurely.

So, those are the different types of garage doors, when to replace your garage door springs, how to maintain your garage door springs after replacing them, and some call-to-action tips for you. We hope this blog post was helpful! If you have any further questions or need assistance with maintaining your garage door springs, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team would be more than happy to help. Thanks for reading!

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