Going to open your garage door only to realize that it isn't opening all the way or that something is going on with it can affect your entire morning. The good thing about things like this is that it probably just means that your garage door needs a new spring or that the existing spring needs to be repaired. Because your spring is what helps open and close your garage door, when the spring isn't functioning properly, your garage door won't be either.
Although you may be tempted to repair your spring yourself, when it comes to garage door repairs, it may be better to just hire a professional.
1. You Could Make the Problem Worse
Garage doors springs are fairly intricate and hard to replace on your own, which means that if you try to fix it, you could end up making the problem worse. While you may only need to repair the spring at first, if you mess with it and make things worse, it may end up needing to be replaced entirely instead of repaired, which can cost you substantially more money in the long run.
2. You May Not Have the Right Tools
While you may have a lot of tools in your garage like screwdrivers and drills, it's not likely that you will have all of the tools needed to replace or repair a garage door spring. Depending on the type of spring that you need to be repaired, you may need a variety of different tools, including specialized screwdrivers to help loosen your existing spring and then tighten your new one. Additionally, if your repair professional needs to replace the spring instead of repair it, they usually carry around spare parts with them, which can save you a trip to the store.
3. You Don't Have the Experience
Garage spaces tend to be really tight on either side of the garage door, which can make removing the torsion spring from the top of the garage door a bit difficult to do. When you are trying to do this job on your own, you may damage the spring when trying to put it on, and you may have difficulty removing it entirely. However, when you have a professional do the job for you, they will be trained properly and have experience with repairing springs.
To learn more, reach out to a garage door repair professional near you today.