Safely adjust the springs on Your Garage Door

If you have enough skills and knowledge to recognize that something is going wrong with the adjustment of torsion springs on your garage door. You will be in danger when you think about fixing or replacing the garage door spring on your own, take heart! Garage door repair or replacement can be a bit challenging and complicated task, an experienced and skilled person can handle these types of tasks without damaging their surroundings. Visit the link to find more steps to take in order to adjust or replace the garage door springs.

Although there are two types of springs we are talking about “torsion springs”. Garage door torsion springs are twisting objects due to pressure being applied to them. The tension is defined as the tendency of a force to move the object around its axis. These springs are installed to counterbalance the weight of the garage door as it goes up and down. They bear the whole weight of the garage door. Even if you don’t have an automatic garage door opener, your garage door will still have torsion springs. These springs are placed at the top of the garage door. These devices have a shaft that is operated through springs so that they can lift the drums that wind the cables attached at the bottom panel of the garage door. The stored energy of torsion springs can be dangerous to unskilled individuals unless they have clear and effective instructions that they follow to accomplish the task. 

Start your project by measuring the devices; you may need a 7/16” wrench and two 18”x1/2” tension rods and a wooden ladder. Don’t wait for long to get some experience with other parts of the garage door. Once you have done this, find the red-colored cone that is placed around the spring. It is normally found on the left-hand side of the torsion spring.

Examine them thoroughly to find out the notches and screws. Put one of the tension rods and shove it firmly into the first notch of the torsion spring. It will hold the cone and offer you an efficient safety measure in order to prevent the spring from snapping back into your head when you loosen its screws and nuts.

Now use your 7/16” wrench to slowly loosen the two sets of screws. It is extremely important that your tension rod needs to be securely in place to avoid the spring from snapping back. Once you have loosened the screws and nuts, place the other tension rod into the next hole or notch on the same cone.

By holding the rod, you will be able to rotate the cone either to the left to loosen it or to the right side in order to tighten it. Do required adjustment and then remove one of the tension rods before tightening the screws and nuts. Tightening the screws in the right order will ensure that your new placement will be saved. Once you have tightened them safely, it will be favorable for you to remove the second rod safely.

As you can experience, garage door repair is a difficult task, it is wise to hire professional garage door services to deal with the garage door torsion springs.