Wrong Size Spring for Your Garage Door
How do you know if you have the wrong size spring or springs on your garage door? Why does it matter? The wrong size spring can cause very serious problems with your garage doors and garage door opener (If you have one is connected). Below we explain how a spring that is too small, or too large, can cause safety issues.
A properly fitted spring or springs will create a safe, balanced garage door. A spring that is too small or too large can damage your opener, wear on your cables, cause a safety hazard, and more.
The solution to replacing a garage door spring is first identifying the problem. If the issue is an ill fitting spring, you first need to determine the proper size for your specific door below you see two cases of improper spring size.
Springs are too small: When the spring is too small, the door is way too heavy. Opening and closing the door with springs that are too small can end up damaging your garage door and your opener.
Springs are too big: When the springs are too big they are also too strong for the door. This causes excessive force, which can ultimately damage your door and your opener, as well as be unsafe for use.
Notice in both examples how difficult it is to rise and lower the doors when the wrong size spring is used, compared to how easy it is when they are fitted properly.