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How to Make Your Garage Door Springs Last Longer

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Garage door springs are the unseen workhorse of our daily routines, quietly ensuring the smooth operation of our garage doors. To keep them in top-notch condition and extend their lifespan, Read this guide to simple garage door spring maintenance.

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1. Regular Lubrication

Garage door springs need regular lubrication to perform at their best. Use a high-quality silicone-based lubricant, like our Advanced Door Lube, on the springs, hinges, and rollers. Apply this every six months to reduce friction, prevent rust, and extend the life of your garage door springs.

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2. Balance Check

An imbalanced garage door can put unnecessary strain on your springs, leading to premature wear and tear. To check the balance, disconnect the door from the automatic opener and manually lift it halfway. If it stays in place, your door is balanced. If not, consider calling a professional technician to make the necessary adjustments.

3. Avoid DIY Repairs

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While it’s tempting to take on DIY projects, garage door spring repairs are best left to the professionals. These springs are under high tension and can be dangerous to handle without the right skills and equipment. If you notice any issues with your springs, play it safe and call a qualified garage door technician for a secure and effective fix.

4. Temperature Differences

Extreme temperatures can impact the performance of your garage door springs. In colder climates, springs may become rigid, while hotter temperatures may reduce their tension. Invest in high-quality springs designed to withstand diverse weather conditions. Additionally, consider insulating your garage to regulate temperature and minimize the impact on your springs.

By including these simple steps into your routine garage door maintenance, you can be sure that your garage door springs last longer, providing reliable performance day in and day out. A well-maintained garage door not only adds convenience to your daily life but also contributes to the overall safety and security of your home. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the life of your garage door springs.

Advanced Door can help you with your garage door maintenance, as well as provide answers to your questions. Contact us today to learn more about the garage door services we provide. 

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