If you have ever wondered why your garage door feels heavy? Today we will explain why it is and what you can do about it. A garage door is heavy for several reasons and these are the top 3.
1.)The first reason a garage door may feel heavy is due to the fact that the wrong springs were installed. Garage Door Springs are very specific to each overhead door. This means that if the garage springs should match the weight of the door. If the garage door springs are not correct it could cause your garage door to feel heavy. The easiest way to remedy this issue is to call a garage door service professional not just a handyman. Garage Door Springs are under a severe amount of tension and only a seasoned trained professional should attempt to repair or replace a garage door spring system.
2.) The second reason a garage door feels heavy is possibly because the door has bearings that are starting to fail or have already failed. Just like an automobile needs to be serviced occasionally so should your garage door. A garage door is the largest moving object on your home and has many moving parts. If these moving parts fail is can cause further damage or make it difficult to operate.
3.) The third and most common cause of a heavy garage door is a Broken Spring. Broken garage door springs will make the garage door feel heavy and you may not even be able to lift it. It’s important to know that if the spring is broken you should never attempt to run the garage door opener. If you do push your remote and the spring is broken it will more than likely break or cause damage to the automatic opener.
After assessing why your garage door is heavy it’s always a good idea to call your local garage door service company to repair the problem. Garage Doors are dangerous and special tools are needed to safely repair them. To learn more about garage door repair check our website https://www.jsgaragedoorservice.com/garage-door-repair/. J&S Overhead Garage Door Service specializes in broken spring replacement in the Hampton Roads area. Call us Today and Ask for Same Day Service (757)748-0770 or book appointment online.