Installing Garage Door Springs, Opener, and New Door
Springs, Opener, and New Door Installation
Garage door openers are great to have in any home; even so, it’s vital to know when to replace them to avoid annoying surprises. Reasons, why it may be necessary to replace door openers, include:
- It’s ten years old or more
- It needs repairs frequently
- It makes loud noises
- It’s dated and lacks modern features
Openers don’t carry much of the weight when opening a garage door, contrary to popular belief. The garage door springs carry a lot of weight, and it’s vital to adjust them when installing a new garage door. If the springs don’t have enough tension, likely, a garage opener won’t have a long lifespan.
Many people don’t pay much attention to the springs when a new door installed or when there’s an issue with the garage door. If a spring’s broken or damaged, attempting a DIY could lead to injury, so it’s best to leave the replacement of springs to a trusted expert.
There are two types of garage door springs. These include:
- Torsion springs: attached above a garage door that’s closed
- Extension springs: found on both sides of the garage door above the upper tracks