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Do You Know the Importance of a Balanced Garage Door?

Having a balanced garage door is extremely important and if your garage is not balanced you should call the experts right away. Thankfully, Carroll Garage Doors is here to help! Keep reading to learn more about the services we offer and why you should choose us for your garage door balancing and service needs.

How many springs does my garage door have?

Your garage door should have two springs; one on each side. While it can be tempting to just replace one spring if there is an issue with only one, there is a reason that you have two garage door springs. These work in tandem and if you have a newer and an older garage door spring resulting from only repairing one, chances are that your garage door will be unbalanced.

Why is having a balanced garage door important?

It is very important to have a balanced garage. Having a balanced garage door means that both sides rise up and go down at the same time, at the same speed. If one of the springs is not working properly, the sides will go up and down at different speeds. You will typically hear the issue before you see it as your garage door will begin making off noises.

What happens if the garage door isn’t balanced?

There are serious consequences that can occur if you keep operating a garage door that is not balanced. With only one spring working properly, a huge amount of weight and strain is placed on the garage door. That could cause the door to drop suddenly—on you or your vehicle or a loved one—or it could make your garage door unpredictable. An unbalanced garage door can also cause your tracks to become warped, which would lead to you having to replace the entire system.

How do I know it’s time to replace the springs on my garage door?

There is no surefire way to know it’s time to replace your garage door springs. On average, a garage door spring will last 10,000 cycles of opening and closing. That means they last 7 to 9 years for the average person. If you see gaps in your springs, hear your garage door making odd noises, or notice that it is not operating properly it is time to call the repair experts at Carroll Garage Doors.

Contact Carroll Garage Doors for help balancing your garage door!

At Datafied, we know how important it is to have a balanced garage door. Without a balanced garage door, you are putting your health at risk as well as your vehicle. Thankfully, the experts at Carroll Garage Doors are here to help. We have been providing garage door repair services for over 2024 years and are happy to assist with whatever you need. Give us a call today at 888-578-2360 to request service!

To learn more about the reliable and quality garage door services that we offer, visit us on the web at Carroll Garage Doors.