Why Do I Need Garage Door Spring Inspection?
If one of your garage door springs breaks, your garage door may still operate with the other one. However, if that second one is wearing out, it could suddenly snap and send your garage door flying down onto whatever is underneath it.
It’s not always possible to see with the naked eye what the condition of your garage door springs is — especially if you are not a professional trained in what to look for. Furthermore, any tampering with the garage door springs you do on your own could lead to great damage or injury. A qualified professional can identify the condition of your springs and advise you what changes to make, if necessary.
When Do I Need Garage Door Spring Inspection?
It’s a good idea to schedule garage door spring inspection as part of a regular annual or semi-annual garage door maintenance program. However, there are some signs to look out for that may suggest that one of your springs is broken and you should get someone to look at your door right away:
- A loud, unexpected bang from your garage with no explanation
- A door that stutters or sticks on its way up or down
- A door that opens or closes much more slowly than usual
- A cable that looks broken, frayed or off-kilter
- Obvious visual evidence of a problem with your spring system