Over time, garage door springs tend to relax and weaken a little bit. This means that you may have an unbalanced garage door. You always want your garage door balanced for optimum operation. If your door is heavy, then it can put a strain on your automatic garage door opener. Obviously this can burn out the opener motor and lessen the life of your opener dramatically, or even permanently damage it. Also it can become dangerous, because the door can just free-fall with a lot of weight, which could cause major injury or even death.
To test if your garage door is balanced properly, follow these few steps.
1. Bring your door to the closed position
2. Pull the emergency release cord.
3. Slowly lift the garage door manually
If the garage door is hard to lift or it comes up too strong, then it needs to be balanced. Your garage door should stay in place when the door is opened halfway, without falling or opening.
For help with balancing your garage door, Universal Garage Door can help. Please contact us at (410) 505-4807 to schedule an appointment or visit us at http://www.universalgaragedoormd.com