As the weather gets colder, make sure it does not wear on your garage door! Garage door torsion springs already wear over time, carrying the weight of your garage door. With lowering temperatures, your steel or aluminum garage door springs are at risk for breakage.
Because the lower temperatures cause the metal springs to shrink, especially aluminum springs, extra weight will be added to the shrinking spring, causing an increase of stress on the spring.While garage door springs are built to handle this sort of stress, they are not built to last for more than 30,000 garage door opening cycles. Many people do not realize the importance of replacing a worn garage door spring before it breaks, so diagnostic garage door checks are recommended periodically.
Here are some tips to prevent broken garage door springs this winter:
- Have you garage door springs checked for wear that could possibly turn into breakage
- Replace any old springs you may have by a professional technician
- Make sure any cables are not frayed or worn
- Prevent squeaky tracks and springs with a spray-on lubricant, and call a garage door company if squeaking persists
- Ensure your garage doors are properly insulated to prevent your garage door springs and other garage door parts from having to withstand the outdoor weather
- Prevent precipitation from entering into your garage door
Ensure that you’re your garage door springs and other garage door parts are running safely and efficiently this winter! Make sure you have consistent maintenance to prevent any sort of breakage or emergency situation. If you have broken garage springs this winter, do not attempt to fix it yourself. Call a professional technician such as Bayside Garage Door for garage door maintenance, repair, and emergency service.