Installing Garage Door Springs can be a very tedious task if not done properly. The garage doors that are used today are highly sophisticated that they do not require any extra accessories to function properly. The basic door normally consists of single panels, single torsion springs, and extension springs, and a pulley system of cables and pulleys. Then, you have to also have the mechanism for opening and closing the door as well as the torsion springs that will run on the frame. If you do not have any idea about what you are doing, then it would be wise to take help from professional electricians to do it for you.
Now, let us move on to the most basic parts of a garage door. There are three main types of door springs. The first type is the fixed-spring type, which is the only type that is available on the market today. These types of springs come with an open or closed loop that connects two brackets to each other. This type of spring also has one of its ends, which is made of a rubber compound. This rubber compound is then fitted to a bracket of the garage door. Then, there is the tensioned-spring type which also has an open or closed loop but this time the loops are made up of a steel taut wire.
Then, there is another type of spring that also has its end made of a metal alloy. This type of spring is very efficient as it is able to resist compression when it is stretched. For the third type of spring, it is known as the free-spring type. This type of spring is also capable of resisting compression when it is stretched. Therefore, it is important to know the right way of installing this type of spring in order to avoid damages caused to the garage flooring.
The installation of garage doors is also made easy with the help of a remote control. Nowadays, most people prefer to use remote controls for this since it is easier to install and also helps them to operate the garage doors without having to worry about their hands getting injured. However, if you want to go with manual operation, then you should make sure that you are at least knowledgeable enough on the different parts of your garage door.
Install a bolt on both sides of your garage door to keep it in place. Once you are ready with all the parts installed, then you can now start the installation process. Make sure that the garage door is positioned against the wall so that there will be less amount of distance between your garage and the outer wall. Once everything is done, you have to tighten the bolts and make sure that all nuts and bolts are screwed properly.
Then, you have to make sure that you have properly tightened all bolts that run through the pulley system of your garage door. Then, you have to attach the spring covers that are fitted to the frame of your garage door to ensure proper installation.