Bang Bang!! The dreadful sound which you heard coming from your garage showing that the torsion spring is broke now. The first worrying though which comes to mind is, “Oh my God, Thanksgiving is around the corner and I don’t have 500 dollars to be spent on garage door spring replacement. A technical person hiding inside you claims, “I know I can safely replace a garage door torsion spring”. But my true opinion is, never ever try to attempt garage door spring replacement on your own. It is good to let it to professionals.
Upon performing an extensive Google search, you may find many tutorial videos on this subject. Researches show that you can get killed if you try to handle it on your own. You may lose your hand, arm or any terrible thing can happen. Some inexperienced bloggers are quick to tell you to handle it so that they can their products by claiming that there is a restriction to replace the torsion spring on your own. The important thing is that no one will explain to you why you should or should not able to change the torsion spring yourself. The fact is that there is no clear-cut answer, after extensive years of experience in replacing garage door torsion springs; I will provide you valuable information which you will use to make a decision for springs replacement services.
If you have decided to replace the spring on your own, first of all, ask yourself a few basic questions. For example, can I handle simple tools, am I mechanically expert, If I had resource which shows how to perform this task, can I follow instructions in the right way, will I adopted all the safety measurements if they were advised to me.
If you answered “NO” to any question, then consult a garage door expert. If your answer is “YES”, all the garage door spring problems can easily be solved. If you are one of those guys that have never conduct any DIY home improvement work in their life then there is no need to take the risk, just call a professional garage door technician near you.
The easy-to-understand instructional videos and necessary tools are readily available over the internet. You just need to make sure that you are using a reliable source that has the right knowledge about the garage door spring inside and out. Well, these sources are probably licensed and connected with the industry, trade magazine; other registered garage door companies, and authorized garage door dealers. In fact, there are plenty of websites that will provide you valuable information about the parts and services required for the process of replacing garage door springs.
Conclusion: The moral of the story is changing garage door springs on your own is not a Do-It-Yourself type of work even you have the right tools, parts, and safety measurements. It is recommended that hire professional garage door services to manage the troubles of garage door springs.