Garage door springs are very important to the home garage doors in the sense that they wind and unwind to counterbalance the weights of the garage doors in order to make them open more easily. Owing to their mobile nature, they wear and tear, lose their elasticity, and eventually break down. They therefore have to be replaced from time to time.

The following are the procedures to be followed while replacing the garage door springs:

Step I: Assemble the Needed Equipment and Secure the Work Area

All the tools, equipment, and materials required for the exercise such as torsion springs, socket wrench, ruler, rag, ladder, file, an adjustable wrench, 10-inch vise grips, 1/2 –inch by 36-inch steel rods, and 1/2 –inch by 18-inch winding bars should be assembled. The work area should also be secured by lighting the premise, cordoning it off from access by third parties and emptying the garages of all the contents.

Step II: Take Measurements of the Old and New Springs

The dimensions of the old as well as the new garage door springs have to be taken in order to ascertain that they are of equal value to forestall any inconsistencies arising out of differing dimensions. This should be carried out by use of a ruler, tape measure, or any other measuring device.

Step III: Unwind the Old Springs

The old springs should be unwound carefully to avoid any injuries. This should be performed by fitting the winding bars to the winding cone and then carefully recoiling the springs.

Step IV: Loosen the Torsion Hardware

The torsion hardware should then be loosened and removed by getting rid of the two bolts which secure the center stationary torsion cones onto the spring bracket. This should be followed by removing the old springs.

Step V: Replace the Springs

The new springs should then be placed in the stead of the old springs. The drum should first and foremost be slid away from the bearing plate after which the new springs should be placed and secured tightly.

Step VI: Re-install the Torsion Hardware

The torsion hardware which had been removed at the beginning of the exercise should be re-installed. The drum should be slid into the shaft which is then to be slid into the bearing which is then to be lined up with the marks made earlier to ensure maximum coherence.

Step VII: Wind the New Springs

The new springs should then be wound and fixed appropriately in order to enable them be ready for operations.

Step VIII: Check and Lubricate the Garage Door

The garage door should then be lubricated and tested to ascertain its efficacy insofar as the discharge of their duties are concerned.

Step IX: Reconnect the Garage Door Opener

The garage door opener should be reconnected and tested.

Call for Action

The process of replacing garage door springs could be quite daunting and complicated for the average home owner who possesses no technical know-how. However, with the right garage door company such as the San Diego Garage Experts, replacing garage door springs become easy.

The company has all the tools-of-trade, skilled work force, work experience and the wherewithal required to effectively carry out this task of spring replacement. To get started, only a visit to our corporate website A member of the customer care executive is always on standby round-the-clock and very eager to receive any inquiries from clients and act on them accordingly.

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