Is your garage door opening or closing too quickly, slamming shut at the wrong speed, or closes unevenly by leaving a gap between the door and the opening? All these are indicators that something is amiss with its springs. Though you don’t need to worry. Here’s why.
Provided you know how to adjust garage door springs, you’ll be able to solve this problem on your own. But whether you’ve got a simple fix on your hands or a complex one depends on the style of door you have. As, depending on the door you are using, it may have one of two types of springs.
Before we move ahead and shed light on them, we recommend you watch this video. Watching it will take less than a minute of your time, but you’d be well-versed with the basics of garage door spring adjustment after going through it. It will also make it easy for you to understand the procedure listed below.
Before you adjust garage door springs
You must know the type of springs you are going to deal with. There are two types of springs used on garage doors: torsion springs and side-mounted springs. Here’s how you can determine which of the two is responsible for offsetting the weight of your door.
Also known as extension springs, they are mounted on both sides of the door. You can see them above the horizontal tracks. Whenever you open the door (via motor or hand), these springs extend to provide a counterbalancing force. The more force that is applied, the more the spring will…