It all comes down to math. Garage door springs only have so many cycles in them — between about 10,000 and 15,000 — depending on the type and quality of the spring and garage door. And if you use your garage door an average of 3 or more times per a day, that easily adds up to 1,000 per year. Which means every decade or so, you’ll need a new spring.
And we know, the DIY movement is really popular right now. And we try to help by sharing tips and techniques to do garage door repairs yourself. But we stop short when it comes to garage door spring repair. It’s just too dangerous. You should absolutely call a professional. They have the tools, knowledge and expertise to do it effectively. Chances are, you don’t.
Garage door springs are under an incredible amount of tension. This stored energy, after all, is what makes lifting a several hundred pound garage door seem so easy. But should they snap, they release with an incredible violent force. This can cause serious bodily injury — even death. The risk just isn’t worth it.
We do recommend visually inspecting your garage door springs from time to time. Look for any signs of rust, brittleness or sagging. If you spot anything concerning, call a professional for a more thorough inspection.