Did you know, with proper maintenance, the typical garage door spring may withstand about 10,000 revolutions before needing to be replaced? To keep your garage door funtioning properly, here are a few tips for maintenance:
1. Conducting a manual lift test on a regular basis is crucial if you want to prevent spring-related problems. To do this, bring your door up to the halfway open position and then release it. Your springs are functioning properly if the door stays partially open. However, if the door slams shut as soon as you release it, you may want to call for service. Your springs are likely damaged if your garage door looks to be out of alignment or slams to the ground. Your garage door springs can suffer severe damage if they are exposed to subfreezing temperatures.