DIY Garage Door Spring Replacement is Dangerous
thinking of replacing your garage door springs yourself? An item that
experiences everyday wear and tear, springs commonly require replacement,
wearing out about every 4-8 years with frequent use. However, despite the
routine nature of spring requirement, this is not a DIY job. Garage door spring
and cable injuries take a toll on over 2,000 Americans annually. Many of these
injuries are quite severe due to the heavy weight of garage doors, which
average 200-500 pounds.
A Number of Safety Issues Accompany DIY Door Spring Replacement
DIY garage door spring replacement so dangerous? Garage doors don’t fall simply
due to worn springs. When well-meaning DIY homeowners use the wrong tools,
dismantle components incorrectly, or install the wrong size replacement springs,
these inadvertent errors can cause accelerated or immediate breakage in which
heavy garage doors unexpectedly come crashing down. Learn more about common garage door repairs and which ones you should leave
to the pros.
Door Spring Replacement is Harder and More Dangerous than it Looks
measuring garage door springs and replacing them with new ones from your area
home improvement store may seem cut and dried, it is not. Springs the same
length as those currently supporting your door may be different in diameter,
strength, and weight capacity. Even for professionals, it takes a lot of
experience to identify the correct replacement springs, as it is difficult to differentiate
between springs merely by looking at them. It is also not uncommon for
well-meaning homeowners to require the help of a garage door service
professional (after wasting an entire day of work) because the task of swapping
out the springs turns out to be much harder than expected.
safety of your family and loved ones. Replace garage door springs and cables
safely with the help of Madden Door & Sons. Contact us at 925-925-4580 to schedule service for the
garage door at your El Cerrito, Fairfield, Lafayette, Oakland, Berkeley,
Vallejo, Hercules, Walnut Creek, or Pleasanton home today.