Posted on Feb 18, 2021

Discount Door Service

The Smart (and correct) Thing to Do if Your Garage Door Suddenly Isn't Opening

Garage door springs are the “muscle” that lift and lower your door in a controlled manner. Many people see the garage door opener ‘working’ and mistakenly think that it is doing all the work. Actually, it is the heavy duty, tightly wound metal garage door springs that do all the heavy lifting.

Think of two equally sized kids on a teeter-totter and you are the “motor” responsible for making them go up and down. Your work is easy as long as there is a kid on either side and they are the same weight. If one kid gets off, or there is a big size difference between the two, your work will become tiring.

The garage door spring (or springs) get wound up to off-set the weight of the garage door. If you imagine a door weighing several hundred pounds, you get an idea of how heavy-duty and tightly wound these springs have to be to keep the door balanced, and how much energy are stored in them.

So if you suddenly can't open your garage door, there's a very good chance you have a broken spring. It is NOT something you should try to fix yourself. Learn more by clicking the link below.
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