So many problems can make your garage door dysfunctional. Most of these problems are usually small enough to be handled by someone with little technical expertise, but on other occasions, you need to call in a professional for help. Some garage door-related problems should be handled by pros only or else you would end up making things worse. For instance, you should avoid messing with garage door springs.
Garage doors can have an extension spring system or a torsion spring system. You can find extension springs stretching down the sides of the horizontal track, whereas torsion springs are on a bar right above the garage door. You can see the torsion springs more clearly when your garage door is closed. The spring system gains tension when your garage door is down – it happens due to the cables attached to the bottom corners of your garage door. Those springs unwind and help you open your door.
With a little bit success in handling other DIY projects, you may be tempted to handle problems with these springs too. It is better to leave this task to professionals though. Working around the door while messing with springs can cause serious accidents. That is mainly because the door may slam shut suddenly and hurt anyone below it. You need to understand that these springs, especially torsion springs are tightly wound, which means that they are always under serious tension. Fiddling with these springs can make you deal with some serious consequences.
It is also important to note that the door slamming suddenly is always a risk, but it is also possible to have that spring snap out of place. Again, the spring is always under serious tension, and if it snaps out of place, it can prove fatal or at least cause some serious injuries. You may end up having broken bones or have to deal with concussion, disfigurement, or even death. Therefore, it is a good idea to stay away from those springs and ask a professional to take charge of things.
There are actually many other situations when you should call a pro for garage door installation and repair instead of trying your own luck with those problems. For instance, you should talk to a professional if you have tried everything but still failed to identify why your garage door sometimes refuse to open or gets stuck midway. It is important to address this issue as soon as possible because it can lead to serious accidents. Similarly, you should call a professional only when you believe that your garage door system is broken. You may try to fix it but it can stop working while you are right below the door. It can hurt you or damage your car as well.
The fact of the matter is that you can certainly deal with small stains and cracks using commercially sold products, but you would need a contractor or structural professional when there is a problem with springs or other areas.