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Things You Should Not Do With Your Garage Door Spring

Most people don’t pay attention to their garage door or the maintenance required. Understandably, they expect it to work and need little to no maintenance. However, like anything with moving parts, they can eventually wear down and become brittle or damaged, and this usually results in reduced performance. In some cases, the garage door itself could stop working, and you’ll have to manually raise and lower the garage door just to get your car out.

Overlooking garage door maintenance is a bad idea, and the springs are usually one of the most common failure points. Seasons aren’t rated to last forever; the constant movement means it can easily be worn out after a few years of use. Cheap springs typically don’t last long, which is why it’s recommended to invest in better-quality springs. However, even those won’t last forever, and you’ll eventually need to replace them.

Garage door springs can be incredibly dangerous, so here are a couple of things that you should never do with your garage…
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