Some things are just best left to the experts- dentistry for example. Another job that doesn’t fall into the DIY category is your garage door spring. Think about it. It’s the very mechanism that makes lifting a several hundred pound object a breeze. That takes an incredible amount of tension, which isn’t something you want to mess around with. One wrong move could result in serious bodily harm and even death.
Generally, garage doors have two different types of springs. Torsion springs attach above your overhead garage door, while extension springs are on the upper tracks on both sides of the door. When both break, it’s a dangerous operation that requires the tools and expertise of a professional technician.
If the spring is simply making a lot of noise, you could solve the problem yourself with some lubrication. Still, you want to avoid actually touching the spring, so a spray on application works best. If a liberal dose of silicon lubricant still doesn’t do the trick, call a professional. The spring is likely on its last legs.
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