The garage door spring that assists tin opening and closing of your garage door every day is an extremely heavy duty spring. While you may not realize it, due in part to this spring, your garage door is a very heavy door. On the average, they weigh up to 350 pounds. That spring makes opening the door something you can do very effortlessly. Garage springs last about 7,000 openings of the garage door. That means that they normally last about seven years before breaking or needing to be replaced. many homeowners may look at the task and think that this is surly a task they can attempt on their own, but before beginning, you should know about the dangers of garage door spring installation.
The spring on your garage door lifts a door that weights somewhere above 300 pounds. because of the tension on these springs, if they break they can cause significant damage to life and property.
Removal of a garage door springs presents the same dangers as a spring breaking. If the spring slips from the tool being used to hold it in place it can become a lethal projectile. In addition, the spring can cause significant pinches to the installer.
Installation of the new spring can present the same problems.
when you remove the spring, the door is no longer supported by the trusted device. If the door is in the up position, it can fall along the tracks unless it is properly supported. Remember that the garage door opener is designed to lift the door with the aid of the spring and is not trustworthy to support the door by its self. If the door falls down the track without a spring, then its weigh could crush a human or cause significant property damage. Doors with glass windows could send broken glass shards flying upon impact. This glass may be flying both inside and outside of the garage. The glass itself presents significant danger to persons.
Garage door spring installation is not a job for an amateur, but should be left up to a professional . Not only will he have the correct tools for the job, but he will have a better knowledge of these springs, since this is his day job. He should have been trained to install these springs to that there will not be injury to people or harm to property.
If the above has not convinced you to bring in a professional, at least call for a price quote before attempting the job yourself. You may find that since a professional can do this installation in less than one hour, the cost is little more than you would pay for the replacement springs. if you have to buy special tools, any savings might be lost on the tool that you will not use again for seven years.
Since there are garage door spring installation dangers, make sure that any contractor making repairs has insurance and is bonded. Then in the unlikely event that an accident does occur, his insurance will cover all costs.