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5 of the Biggest Errors Homeowners Make with Garage Door Springs

It’s understandable that most folks think the garage door opener opens the garage door. After all, it’s called the “opener” for a reason, right? Well, yes and no. It’s actually called the opener because calling it the “garage door starter and motion regulator” just wasn’t going to work from a marketing perspective. But that’s actually what it does. It plays a role in opening the door but doesn’t actually do much of the heavy lifting. Instead, it sets the door in motion and then regulates that motion to ensure it’s nice and even all the way up and back down again. But if the opener isn’t actually opening the door then what is? The answer is; the springs.

Mistakes Homeowners Make with Garage Door Springs in Broomfield and Northglenn

Because the proper role of garage door springs in Northglenn is so often either misunderstood or simply overlooked homeowners have a tendency to make a few common mistakes in dealing with them. Some of these errors are relatively harmless but some could have dire consequences. Here are 5 of the biggest:

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Painting Your Garage Door - 7 Things You Need to Know

As the area’s premier garage door repair company we see them all the time: garage doors that have been battered by nature’s non-stop assault. Fact is, if you have a painted door the time will inevitably come when you’ll need to address the fading, chipping and peeling paint brought on by exposure to the elements. In which case you’ll have two choices: you can hire someone to paint the door for you, or you can put your DIY tendencies to work and paint the door yourself. If you’ve never painted a garage door before there are a few things you’ll need to know about the process before you get started.

Painting Your Garage Door - 7 Things You Need to Know

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Garage Door Springs are Not All You Need to Care For - The Cables are Important Too

When it comes to garage doors most homeowners are well acquainted with the panels that make up the face of the door, the opener that gets the door moving and regulates its motion and some even know about the springs and the fact that they are the real work horses of the garage door mechanism. After that things get blurry for most folks with regard to identifying other components of the door. And that’s to be expected. Because most of the time there’s no need to worry about the more obscure elements of the door, like the cables for instance. But knowing what the different cables are and what they do is important.

Broken Garage Door Cable

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