Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Garage Door Spring Fail? 2 Reasons To Replace Both At The Same Time

With garage doors being used so often, it's amazing that they go as long as they do without needing a major repair. One repair that will require immediate attention is if you have a spring that has completely broken. The door won't be able to operate until you have it fixed. That said, you may want to take this opportunity to replace both of the garage door's springs, even if the other garage door spring doesn't seem to need replacement.

The Good Spring May Break Soon After

If this is the first time you've had a spring used in your garage door fail, there is a high possibility that the other spring will also fail soon after the first one. Each spring is exposed to similar conditions with lifting the garage door, and it makes sense that the remaining spring could fail in a similar way. If you wait for the other spring to fail, you could end up spending more money in the end.

That is because a garage door service company will charge you for the initial service call to have the first spring repaired and for an additional service call if they need to come back for the other spring. The cost of the part itself is so small when compared to the cost of the service call, but you need the expertise of a professional to install the spring properly.

It's common for repair technicians to charge by the hour, and replacing both springs could certainly be done within the same hour. Replacing both of the springs at once causes the second spring replacement to essentially have free labor and gives you peace of mind.

You Will Avoid Any Unnecessary Wear

When you have an old and new spring on your garage door, you run into a problem where one spring is stronger than the other. It could lift the door much easier, putting uneven pressure on other parts. The motor may work harder to compensate for the weak spring, or the new spring wears down faster from having to do most of the work. Replacing both of the springs at the same time will solve this problem.

Replacing both of the springs on a garage door just makes sense no matter how you look at it. For more information about this service, contact a local garage door service company, like Doors Unlimited. They can let you know how much it will cost to have one or both springs replaced at the same time.