Few components in your automated doors are as important as their garage door springs. This is because they keep your doors correctly balanced to provide smooth operation while safely securing your door to its frame so that it is stable and presents no dangers of damage to people or property. Unfortunately they are also one of the most overlooked components on the door. Failure to springs can come from a variety of damaging sources, however, and so it should be considered a vital maintenance task to have them properly inspected, and replaced at the first sign of trouble.
Springs work hard to keep your door in operation even in the face of a variety of challenges. The sheer weight of the door which they support will eventually lead to cracks from stress, rust from unsavory or damp weather conditions can quickly destroy them, galvanic corrosion may weaken them, and then of course there is always the chance they will be damaged in an accident. Whatever the case is, nothing lasts forever. So when they start showing signs of damage, having your springs replaced should be a priority, even if only a single one is broken or in poor health.
Since springs work in tandem to distribute the weight of your door and keep it properly supported, relying on a single functioning spring can be damaging and dangerous. It is important to ensure that two functional springs are fitted to your door at all times so that the door is properly supported and evenly balanced at all times. Not doing so may result in the remaining spring having to overcompensate to the point of failure, and may even cause further damages to the door itself.
So if you need to have a broken spring replaced, ensure that the job gets done properly by a technician with the experience and skill to do it safely. Contact Garage Door Repair Peoria for more information or advice on keeping your springs and your door in the best possible condition.