One of the biggest indicators that there is something wrong with your garage door system is that the door won’t open. The use of your garage door will cause wear and tear over time. Eventually, some of the parts that keep your door functioning will fail. One common cause of failure is a bad or broken spring. Read below to learn how to tell if your garage door spring is broken.
A Gap in the Spring
An obvious sign that your garage door spring is broken is a visible break and gap in the spring. Where once you had a continuous spring now you’ve got two.
If the broken spring is not obvious loose cables hint at a problem. When garage door springs are functioning the pressure of the tight spring keeps cables in place. When a spring breaks cables can become loose, slack, or fall.
The spring is supposed to work as a counterweight to the actual weight of the door providing support to the door opener. If your garage door isn’t opening and is heavy to lift there is likely a problem with the spring.
Replacing a spring can be a dangerous task and whenever possible should be handled by a trained professional. Homeowners in Southern California can reach out to our team at Heritage Garage Door, click the highlighted link to learn more about us.