Your garage door drums are essentially what do the heavy lifting of your garage door. They are the wheels that wind the cables that make lifting a hundred pound door seem as effortless as placing the milk back in the fridge.
Garage door drums tend to accumulate dirt and dust overtime and use. It’s another reason why a periodic inspection from a professional can be so helpful. By doing a periodic cleaning, you can vastly improve the lifetime of your drums.
Signs Your Drums Need Replaced
If your garage door drums become shaky or noisy, they might need replaced. Other signs of wear and tear include chipping, broken areas of the drum, or they’ve become warped. It’s important to get them replaced as soon as possible because warped or damaged drums can severely damage other components of the door, even the door itself.
A Word of Caution
Since the drums are connected to the cables, which are connected to very tense springs, this is not a job you should attempt yourself. These cables and springs can cause serious bodily injury or even death if suddenly released.
Call a professional for your garage door drum replacement. We offer routine and emergency garage door repairs to the Sacramento and Elk Grove areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.