Posted on 2015-03-26 by Author admin
This is a question many garage owners ask themselves. I can assure you for sure; they don't last long as they used to. Nowadays count yourself lucky if you get garage door spring that last over a decade.
Today's garage door spring are rated in cycle. Most of the spring found in our stores are rated for ten thousand cycles that means they will probably last around 7 to 10 years but in some situations they can last less.
It's a fact that most springs break and it would be wise not to wait until they break. This could save you from the last minute hassle. We, at Atlanta home garage Doors Company advise all our clients to find a company that will offers a lifetime guarantee on their springs.
It is sad that you can never tell when they will break, it is like a bulb; it goes off without a warning. Proper maintenance is a key ingredient to ensure that they last longer than you least expect. Just apply a light coat of oil on them to prevent them from rusting.
Beware that trying to adjust or replace the garage door springs can lead to serious damage, injuries and sometimes, death. We advise all our clients not to take matter into their own hands and seek the assistance of a professional from Atlanta home garage.
THE REASON WHY YOUR GARAGE DOOR DOESN’T WORK WHEN IT IS COLD:
It's a cold morning and you are trying to rush to get to work, and your garage can't open. This can be pretty frustrating! Several problems might be making your garage door not to function properly. The good news is that most of them you can handle them on your own. Though major problems may require the attention of an expert.
START BY TROUBLESHOOTING WHAT THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE
Cold weather makes metal to contract. This makes springs and other metal pieces to seize up. If this is the situation; simply lubricate the hinges, rollers, springs and other moving parts. We advise that you use the silicone based lubricant.
GREASE MIGHT BE HARDENED:
Cold weather makes grease to harden. The remedy to this problem is to remove the old grease by making use of a grease solvent. By using a small brush such as firm bristle tooth brush, work into cracks. Make sure you wipe away the solvent and then apply silicone based lubricant.
THE TRACKS MIGHT BE WARPED, MISALIGNED OR WORN OUT:
Due to extreme temperatures the tracks can become warped. Also the rollers can be worn out or misaligned in the tracks.in this case, make sure you seek the assistance of a professional.
THE SPRING MIGHT BE BROKEN:
There comes a time when the spring life cycle comes to an end. This often occurs in the winter season. A repair of this magnitude should be attended by a professional only.
THE RIGHT PLACE FOR GARAGE DOOR MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Regular maintenance of your garage door is a key to ensure it remains in order. But you cannot perform all tests by yourself you need our help. ATLANTA HOME GARAGE DOORS, we will always be there to assist you..