TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services has recently completed a project that involved replacing the springs on an existing garage door. The homeowner had noticed that the door was getting harder and harder to open, but she didn't realize how bad it had gotten until one day her husband came home and couldn't open it with ease. She immediately knew that something was wrong with their garage door springs and called us right away to schedule a service.
Our team arrived at the client’s home quickly and after evaluating the situation, our garage technicians determined that it would be best to replace both springs at the same time since they were both broken. They also found that the rollers on one side needed to be replaced as well. All of these replacements were completed successfully, and now this homeowner can enjoy using their garage again.
The springs and rollers on your garage door are vital components that must be replaced occasionally. The springs lift the door, and the rollers allow it to move back down when you close it. If either of these parts breaks, you can get stuck inside or out of your garage, a potentially dangerous situation. Luckily, a professional knows what to do in this type of situation. Here's our step-by-step guide to replacing these two important garage door parts:
First, we will take a look at the springs and rollers. This is how we'll be able to see if they have been damaged or worn down over time. We will look for signs of corrosion, rust, and broken or missing parts. We will also make sure that none of the springs are out of alignment as well as whether your rollers are misaligned.
After that, we will remove the screws holding them in place, then we'll lose the bolts that hold each spring onto its bracket. Once they're loose, we'll lift both sides of the spring and remove it from its brackets. We will also remove the roller by sliding it out of its shaft.
Now, we can begin installing the new springs. To replace both springs at the same time, we need to make sure they're balanced. If one spring is lighter than the other, then it may not be possible for them to balance properly against each other. If this is the case, we need to remove them again from your door and swap them out with a new set that is identical in weight and condition.
Next, we will attach the chain or belt to the door. This can be done using a screwdriver and tightening it to ensure that it is securely attached. We will also check if the nut has not been tightened too much, as this could cause damage to other components in your garage door system.
Once everything is set, we're going to test your garage door to make sure it opens and closes properly. We'll make sure the door is in a fully closed position, then test the system with a remote control or from inside the garage. If the door is working properly, you can now use your garage door without any problem.
Garage door spring replacement is not a job for the faint of heart. This is a job that should only be done by trained professionals with the right tools and equipment. If you aren’t sure if it's time for your garage door springs to be replaced, we can help you identify any problems with your garage door spring and take care of everything from there.
TC Garage Door Repair & Locksmith Services is a locally owned and operated, fully licensed, insured, and bonded garage door repair company in the Minneapolis and St. Louis Park, MN area that is known for its superior quality of services.
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