Depending on the size of your garage door, it can weigh about 200 pounds. Several components secure and move this door with ease as you press the opener’s button every morning. When the door fails to open, there are few options to get your car out of the garage. Try the best garage door installers in the Long Island area by calling Two Garage Door Guys at 718-980-2937. You’ll have a solution to your problems in no time.
Understanding Garage Door Springs
There are several types of springs that you should be aware of in the Brooklyn NY area. If you have an old-fashioned, wood door, you’ll have springs in a vertical orientation along either side of the opening. These springs stretch as the door opens, and they contract when closed. Although this garage door spring style is slowly fading, you can still find them in some households.
Modern garages with their roll-up doors will have a horizontal spring that stretches across the top section of the entryway. You may not even realize that this is a spring because of its enclosed structure. It’s actually a huge spring that has many windings as it pulls your door up and down.
A garage door spring can break after several years. The winding will literally snap. You’ll actually hear this loud noise if you’re near or within the garage. Stretching down the length of each winding is a metal dowel. When a spring breaks with the dowel, the winding simply bounces against the metal insert. No spring pieces should fly out or injure anyone.
Basic Spring Maintenance
When you contact the professionals at 718-980-2937, your garage door spring can be easily maintained with at least one visit each year. Professionals will inspect the springs and verify their flexibility. The door might be opened and closed several times during this inspection process. They’re looking for any unusual stretches or cracks along the springs’ lengths.
Lubricating the springs is an important job. The lubricant seals the metal so that it’s not negatively affected by any environmental changes. Temperature fluctuations, in particular, can wear down on metal over time. You also don’t want car emissions, water and other substances affecting the springs either. With proper maintenance, it’s possible to extend the life of these springs by several years.
Although it’s rare, some older homes have vertical springs without the protective metal dowel. If these springs snap, they might fling metal pieces within the immediate area. Professionals will suggest a replacement of these springs if they encounter them. They’re considered a safety issue within the household.
When to Opt for a New Garage Door
If you have a wood door with the vertical springs, these systems can last for decades. However, you may want an aesthetic change or it’s necessary to replace it for other reasons, such as HOA or homeowner’s association recommendations. A garage door installation is best performed when you buy the door, components and opener as a package. Installers will normally sell this service in a bundled format so that you can receive as much of a discount as possible.
Reusing an old opener on a new door may not be possible. Weights, physical connections and other limitations may create more work than necessary. The new door and opener will come with warranties when they’re installed by professionals too. Speak to our installers about your package options. There are several budget and high-end products that you can choose from in our inventory. Your new door can add significant value to the home.
The Professional Touch
You might be a handy person around the home so you want to service the garage door on your own. Professionals encourage some DIY tasks regarding your garage door because it helps them extend the components’ lifespans. You can spray lubricant onto door hinges and other areas, for example. However, you can’t replace the professionalism of your local contractors.
When they arrive at your home, they’ll inspect every part of the door. They’ll even examine the door’s structural frame too. Ideally, the door needs to fit firmly within the frame so that it can remain balanced and flush against the building when it’s closed. Professionals will adjust components with their tools, test the opener and carry out other tasks as necessary. Most of these services come with a short-term warranty so that any future issues will be covered by the professionals. You can trust in our work ethic at each appointment.
If you have any concerns about your garage door spring, contact Two Garage Door Guys at 718-980-2937. They can service your NY Metro area components so that they run smoothly every day of the year. Don’t let a broken garage door ruin your entire day. Our team can quickly fix your door, and you can get back to normal with your daily travels.