Garage Door Repair San Clemente Ca
Garage door spring repair
Garage door springs are wound very tight and under a lot of pressure. Those who like to take-on DIY projects should be careful when dealing with the springs. They can be very painful to work with depending on what needs to be done with them. Some tasks will require the help of the pros. There are two types of springs used with garage doors; Torsion and Extension.
One of the biggest issues associated with garage door springs is squeaks. If the springs begin to squeak, there are special lubricants you can buy to lubricate the springs. If the squeak is still there after lubricating, there may be a bigger problem that will need the expertise of the pros. Other issues regarding springs include out of balance springs and spring brackets. If there are problems with either of these, a pro will be needed to fix them.
Garage door opener
There are three types of openers: the chain, the belt and the screw drive opener and on average, a garage door opener opens and closes a garage door 1500 times per year. Most people probably think it is the motor that does the heavy lifting of the door but it is in fact, the torsion spring that pulls and lowers the door.
The composition of a garage door includes the motor and gears, the drive guide, high adjustment and the inverter and battery. If your opener starts giving you trouble, a garage door repair pro will check out all the main areas of the opener to find out where the problem lies. Because of the many parts involved with the opener, it may be hard for the layman to try to determine the problem and fix it. Calling a garage door pro is always the best way to make sure the problem is fixed correctly.
Garage door cables
Over time, the cables on the opener can go bad. The most common reasons cables go bad is due to fraying of the cables or cable breakdown. The individual wires that make up the cable can begin to break apart. Depending on the type of opener you have and how it’s installed, you may be able to visibly see the cables and the fraying. If you cannot, you may be able to tell by wearing a leather glove and running your fingers up and down the cable. If the glove catches on the cable, it would indicate it’s frayed and should be replaced.
Cable breakdowns can happen if they’re improperly installed and are rubbing against the track or another part of the opener. When a cable begins to break apart, it will need to be replaced. In order to replace the cables, you’ll have to work with the springs, and as mentioned earlier, these can be painful to work with due to the tension they are under. If you do not feel comfortable working with the springs to change the cables, you should call a garage door company who have expertise in garage door repairs.