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Why DIY Garage Door Spring Repair Is a Bad Idea

by Kevin Smith Author

The spring on a garage door is a vital component for your garage door to open and close properly and safely. Without a working spring the door is extremely heavy, and in some cases the door will be under enough strain that it will actually crash down to the ground, causing even more damage. If your garage door won't open, if the components look damaged, the door opens crookedly, there's a lot of noise while the door opens, or if you heard a loud bang, it's likely that your spring is broken and you need to repair garage springs in Lansing. However, this is not a job you should attempt to do yourself. Here's why.

Bodily and Property Damage

The springs on a garage door are under an extreme amount of tension because they're responsible for moving the full weight of the garage door. The larger your garage door is, the more tension the springs are under. That means that without expert knowledge of the springs, cables, brackets, and drums on a garage door you're at high risk of injuring yourself or damaging something else nearby when the tension is unleashed during the repair. The injuries and damage to vehicles or the garage can be substantial when attempting this repair job on your own.

Destroying Garage Door

As mentioned, when the spring breaks the door can come crashing down to the ground. Since most doors weight 200 pounds or more, it's likely that whatever's in the path will be destroyed but you also risk ruining the garage door itself. The door may come completely off the tracks and be damaged beyond the ability to repair. This can be an expensive problem when you haven't budgeted for a new door.

Wasted Money

It can be difficult to know exactly what type of spring your door needs and how to install it properly. In addition, the tools required to replace the spring can be costly if you only plan on needing them once. It's best to save money on the parts and tools for the repair as well as possible additional repairs if the repair isn't done properly by trusting a professional to do the initial repair.

Safety Features

Another reason you should only trust the professionals to repair garage springs in Lansing is that they know the latest technology to ensure the spring you replace your old one with has the latest safety features to prevent injury and damage in the future.


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