As a garage door technician, I’ve learned what really makes for durable and long-lasting garage door spring repairs. Small details can mean the difference between a repair that holds up for years or one that fails prematurely. Here are some pro tips for ensuring garage door spring repairs last as long as possible.
Inspect All Components
A complete inspection checks for wear on brackets, bearings, and other hardware beyond just the springs. Replacing only the springs won’t fix underlying issues that could cause future problems or premature spring failure.
Lubricate Moving Parts
Greasing rollers, hinges, and moving joints regularly extends component life. I use a quality lubricant made for garage doors. This reduces friction that causes premature wear over time.
Replace Damaged Hardware
Worn or bent brackets cannot hold proper spring tension and will fail again quickly. Inspect closely for cracks or deformities that require bracket replacement for a sound repair.
Properly Tension All Springs
Springs need to be wound to the correct degree of tension so the door operates smoothly. Too much or too little tension shortens spring life. I use a calibrated torque wrench to ensure accurate tensioning.
Inspect After Installation
I always re-check the completed repair to confirm proper operation and tension before the customer takes possession. This finds any issues right away to avoid callbacks.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Regular lubrication and inspections catch small problems before they worsen. This is key for springs installed in harsh environments like coastal Smithfield. I offer affordable maintenance plans.
Proper inspection, lubrication, tensioning and replacement of all worn parts are vital for garage door spring repairs that protect your investment through many open/close cycles. Quality components and craftsmanship are worth the investment for longevity and safety.
How can I tell when springs need replacing?
Signs are broken strands of wire, rust, or springs that no longer hold tension and cause the door to drop rapidly.
What is the expected lifespan of garage door springs?
Properly installed and maintained springs can last 10-15 years. Environmental factors and usage affect this, so annual inspections are recommended.