Garage Door Springs Don’t Last Forever: Tips to Maintain Them

 In blog, Garage door repair

Garage door springs don’t last forever, and it’s not too hard to tell when they’re starting to wear out. If you take good care of your garage door springs, however, you can avoid having to replace them entirely by simply making sure that they get the proper level of care and maintenance throughout their lifetime. These tips will show you how to maintain your garage door springs and avoid having to replace them in the future.

How to Maintain Your Garage Door Springs

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Lubricating torsion springs are an important garage door maintenance step.

To maintain your garage door springs working properly, follow these steps:

  1. Check the tension on your spring every time you open and close the door.
  2. Keep your springs clean and free of debris by using compressed air or a hose.
  3. Place wood under one end of the door when opening it to prevent any damage to the mounting bracket and/or roller track.
  4. When installing new torsion springs, leave at least six inches of space between each spring coil. It is important not to run two springs side-by-side for fear of them interfering with each other.

Tips on How Not to Misplace Your Remote Opener

It’s important to remember where you put your garage door opener because without it, your car won’t be able to drive into or out of your garage. Here are some tips on how not to misplace your remote opener: 

  1. Keep a set at work. 
  2. Keep a set in your vehicle. 
  3. Have a backup remote on hand just in case yours stops working properly. 
  4. Make sure you have extra remotes stored away somewhere safe, such as a safety deposit box at your bank.

Get Help From Professionals

If your garage door is stuck or won’t open at all, the first thing that should be checked are springs that lift or lower your door. Contact us at Front Range Garage Door for all your garage door replacement and repair needs!

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