I must admit that I had a lot of concerns when I have decided to undertake the project of replacing the broken garage door spring by myself. I admit that I am a technical type person and I always try to conduct the more straightforward jobs around my house such as, fixing electrical wiring, plumbing, carpentry and you know another type of simple things. Every garage door experts admit that there are potential hazards associated with the adjustment of powerful torsion springs. These devices are necessary to lift the heavy garage doors, this is why I was a little worried about them. I also discuss my concerns with different professional garage door companies including Hartford garage door spring repair, they offer me efficient solutions against affordable cost.
I have been aware of the fact that I have to deal with the broken garage door springs that are the highly tensed springs that are mounted over the top of the garage door and anchored on either side of the garage door. These springs are made from heavy-duty metal which tends to wear and tear with the passage of time. The springs on my garage door simply were not performing their jobs properly any longer. Actually, one of them is looked horrible indicating really bad condition and I wanted to avoid the situation which happed with my neighbor recently when his garage door springs actually broken and gave him injuries and property damages.
I conducted some internet research and eventually decided to buy a new set of springs from an online store since I did read a few extremely positive feedbacks and reviews and I know someone had used them before and was impressed with their services. Garage door spring replacement can be a challenging, awkward, and dangerous project if you don’t spend enough time to prepare yourself completely.
You must have handy tools and some protective gear such as hand safety gloves, eye-protecting goggles. Having appropriate tools and equipment is the most important thing. These safety measurements are particularly helpful in making a DIY project successful. Make sure that you have brought the correct replacement springs for the particular setup. I also taking care of it that I have clear manual instructions on how to perform the task and that I was aware of the potential danger involved in the project and how to handle and minimize them.
The whole project was accomplished in a couple of hours. I was being intelligent and hyper-cautious and I reckon the springs to readjust them. The majority of people do this to fit a new set of garage door torsion springs. In this project, I had a slight issues doing the metal cables anchored properly in the drum of cables, I right-angled bend with the spring’s pliers to solve the issues in few minutes.