Torsion Spring Replacement: DIY or a Job for a Professional?

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Torsion Spring Replacement: DIY or a Job for a Professional?

The weight of the garage door is held on the top and sides by torsion springs. Each time the door is raised or lowered, the torsion springs are under a lot of tension. Being under tension for long periods of time can cause the torsion springs to wear out, eventually resulting in breakage.

This torsion spring life cycle may occur several times during the garage door’s life. When it happens, as the homeowner, you need to decide whether to replace the springs by yourself or to hire a professional. Here are some pros and cons to consider:

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Garage Door Noise

Is There a Scary, Grinding Noise Coming From Your Garage Door?

Every time someone puts the garage door up or down are there ghastly noises that can be heard? Do appalling noises awaken you from a sound slumber?
Whatever is responsible for causing your garage door to sound like the track to a horror movie, the best thing to do is figure out what the cause is and get it fixed before your neighbours sign a petition to kick you off the street – or even worse – before a preventable injury occurs.

Where’s the noise coming from?

A garage door is not going to run completely silent, but there is a significant difference between normal sounding function and something similar to a Continue reading