Garage Door Springs

 

The purpose of the springs on your garage door are to make it easier to open and close. If the door springs break or become severely corroded, the full weight and pressure of the garage door will make it extremely tough to open or will not open at all. This could result in your car being trapped in the garage until the garage door spring is replaced.

Typically, garage door springs will last approximately 5 years under normal conditions. Proper care can extend the life of your garage door springs. We use the best parts and products in the industry to ensure your garage door will operate smoothly for years to come.

Garage Door Cables

 

Garage door cables play an important role in the operation of your garage door. Each garage door has two tension cables that roll on a spool when your door is opened or closed. These cables ensure that the door remains even on both sides during operation.

When one of the cables breaks, your door will not be able to operate. Additionally, this could result in damaged garage door panels or internal damage to your door opener.  You can mitigate the potential damage by inspecting the cables quarterly throughout the year.  If you notice a frayed cable, please give us a call to replace it immediately to avoid damage that could be caused by a broken cable.

Garage Door Rollers

 

Is your garage door noisy?  The cause of this noise is likely due to the rollers crashing into the tracks.  Most garage doors that are installed by builders use metal rollers.  Over time these metal rollers can become bent or the bearings become worn and corroded leading to the garage door to stop rolling all together.

Lischer’s Overhead Doors uses the highest-grade nylon precision bearing rollers.  These rollers are significantly quieter than their metal counterparts.  In addition to being quieter, these nylon rollers have an approximate lifespan of 100,000 cycles.

Garage Door Tracks

 

The tracks hold the garage door in place and guide the rollers as the garage door opens and closes. The tracks also hold the garage door in place when it is in the open or closed positions. It’s inevitable these tracks will become bent, cracked or misaligned with normal use over time.  If the tracks are only slightly bent causing the misalignment with no other damage present, they can be straightened out by the technician. However, the tracks will need to be replaced if the tracks are twisted or cracked.

While it may seem like a straight forward task that you may feel like you can tackle over a weekend, it’s important to understand that different techniques must be used when replacing different sections of the tracks to prevent the door from falling causing further damage to your garage door system or someone getting hurt in the process. It’s best to call us to perform this task for you. Lischer’s Overhead Doors will never sell you parts or equipment that you do not need.