If you’re a homeowner, you know how crucial a properly functioning garage door is for you and your family. Your garage is a place to store your car during inclement weather, keep unwieldy tools or unsightly junk out of sight and out of mind, and protect valuable outdoor equipment from potential thieves. However, a garage door that quits working can be a huge headache. While you might be tempted to phone a repair person immediately, next time try this process for garage door spring repairs before making the call. If you can handle the issue yourself, you’ll save valuable time and money.
First, you’ll want to make sure your garage door is balanced. If the door is too heavy, it’ll put strain on your opener mechanism which will wear it out quickly. Next, gather the necessary tools. You’ll need safety equipment such as gloves and eye protection, winding bars, a wrench, and vice grips. Get started by using the vice grip to keep the drum and cable from loosening while you’re adjusting the spring. Add an additional vice grip to the door itself to secure it in place. Now you can tighten the spring safely.