The garage door springs usually break because of some reasons. Some of these reasons include: extreme variations in temperature, that is, temperatures are either too high or too low, a spring may not be properly fixed or adjusted or maintained and due to wear or tear over a long period of time. A break caused by any of the above problems will lead to detection of the spring-break. Any of this causes may make the garage spring door to stop moving, make some loud or irritating noise and it can be even dangerous to bystanders in case of a snap. It is prudent and fair enough to repair the garage doors spring immediately a spring-break is detected.
The garage spring door can be fixed by you, the owner, or you can look for the specialized organizations or experts to do it for you. It is advisable that you contact the professionals to garage door repair your spring garage door, because it can prove to be a daunting task and it may even cause injury to you, your family and relatives and even bystanders. However if you feel you can do it yourself or just want to give it a try, here is the procedure and the precautions.
Damaged door springs are always under tension and this means that even you are an expert you need to take much consideration on the procedure. You need to wear safety glasses before executing the replacement, make sure no clothes worn or even your body parts should come into contact with the springs as these may increase the chances of injury occurrence. You should also firmly clutch the bars on the furthest ends of the cones and never should you step on chairs, upside-down-turned containers because they may be prove hectic to balance on thus causing injury, instead use a stable ladder.
When repairing this you need to make some assumptions: first, take it that the springs will break when unwinding or winding them and also that the cones may explode or slip in the process of unwinding or winding the springs. While doing this, make sure that you keep your head, hands and clothes away from the path of the winding cone. After these, close the door and disconnect the power cord that supplies power to the garage door opener, then disengage the garage door opener from the door. If you wish to leave the door open when doing these then make sure it remains open, otherwise it will cause injuries.
After removing the springs, measure them and counter-check them with the new ones you are replacing to see whether they are of the same length and shape. Make sure the new springs are in good condition and that they have not cracked. Slowly do the re-installation taking precautions and try testing the door and make sure it completely seals across the bottom of the floor. When you are done with fixing of the springs and pipes, re-engage the garage door opener and plug in the power cord and then adjust the opener travel and force.