In Minneapolis, Minnesota we recently came across a Garage Door where the customer had re-faced the door with some decorative trim and hardware. While doing this project the homeowner added roughly 30-40lbs of weight to the garage door. By adding this weight eventually the door would have malfunctioned. The customer called us to come and rebalance his garage door to make sure it was operating safely and smoothly. We went over a couple options from replacement to just adding some tension to the current spring system. It was the customer’s decision to just add tension to the current spring to help alleviate some of the added weight. Upon completion of the work the door was balanced and no longer came crashing down when released from the garage door opener. If this had not been taken care of in a timely manner a much more serious issue would have most certainly arisen. Our Minneapolis customer was very happy at the fast response and repair which was all done within 48hrs of customer contact.
What Causes a Garage Door to be heavy
Most homeowners assume that their garage door is supposed to be heavy. This is most certainly not the case. Yes, by themselves garage doors are quite heavy. However, with the assistance of a counter balance spring system the garage door should feel nearly weightless. Here are some reasons why your door may be feeling heavy:
- Garage Door Springs Worn Out
- Broken Garage Door Spring
- Broken Garage Door Cable
- Worn out Garage Door Rollers
- Added Weight to Interior or Exterior of Door
- Wrong Size Springs
If you or your opener are having trouble opening the garage door it is important to call a professional to get this problem resolved. Garage Door Springs are under immense tension and can cause serious injury or even death. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has the proper tools, training and experience to handle any Garage Door Spring Issue in the Minneapolis area. If you are looking to set up an appointment simply call 612-886-9606 and ask about our Free estimates. You can also contact us from our online appointment form.