If you are considering repairing your garage door torsion spring yourself, don’t! This is dangerous, even when carried out by a specialist garage door repair pro.
“This is a job that should be done by a qualified garage door repair specialist,” said Jim, “because of the potential possible harm involved, plus the troubles it poses to a homeowner attempting to find the right replacement parts.”
Here are Garage Door Man’s tips for keeping yourself safe if you are attempting to repair your garage door’s torsion springs
- Garage Door Torsion Springs are Hazardous: Garage springs are tightly wound super heavy duty springs that could cause unnecessary pain to yourself or anyone who’s in close proximity if detached incorrectly. The size and weight of your garage door holds other dangers. “If you aren’t strong enough to lift these items by yourself, in your attempt to do so you could also injure yourself,” said Jim. “So take heed, hurting yourself could lead to hospital bills, thus costing you a lot more money than if you had called in the experts to do the repairs for you.”
- New Garage Door Springs are Troublesome for Individuals to Buy: As a result of basic safety concerns, as well as, possible legal actions with regard to mishaps to other people, torsion spring manufactures don’t usually retail garage springs to unskilled persons. As a DIY’er, you might find this to be an unnecessary frustration, not being able to aquire these items on your own.“Trust me; it is a necessary preventative measure that’s been put in place to keep you safe from harm.Anyway, I am sure you’d not attempt to purchase medical equipment and medicine to perform your own surgery, and it’s the same thing for you trying to purchase the necessary items to repair your own garage door yourself,” noted Jim.Garage door repair companies have ready access to parts and really should be called when you require repairs.
- Time Requirements: After all, even if you have the skills to repair your own garage door, then certainly you’d want to spend your time on more productive endeavors things that wouldn’t cause such a great risk to your well being. Especially, for the inexperienced do-it-yourself homeowner, repairing your door springs might take a long time that could anger you to the point of being careless, thus putting yourself in harm’s way.
Furthermore, if you are a professional doing other work or caring for children, you won’t be able to repair your garage door for several days. Nearly all garage door repair firms will show up the same day or within a few hours of your calling them, and will quickly have your problem remedied, and with no risk to you or family members.
The bottom line; you should never try to repair your springs on your garage. It is recommended that you contact a pro and let them advise you if they can repair it or if you need a complete garage door spring replacement. The best thing you can do is get annual garage door tune-ups or service so that you have a very good chance at replacing your garage door springs before they become a problem.