If one of your garage door springs is showing signs of wear and tear, or if it has failed completely, you might be thinking about having it replaced as soon as possible. However, if your other garage door spring seems to still be functioning just fine, there's a good possibility that you aren't thinking about replacing it right away. However, it's often smart to go ahead and replace both garage door springs at one time, even if only one of them has failed or started to wear out. These are a couple of reasons why you might want to talk to your garage door professional about replacing them at once.
The Other Spring Might Need it Soon, Anyway
Unless one or the other of your springs was replaced alone in the past, there's a good chance that the two springs should be wearing out at approximately the same time. They are on the same garage door and exposed to the same conditions, after all. This means that even if one of the springs appears to be in good working condition, this might not be the case for long if the other garage door spring has already started to wear out. You could always wait to replace the other spring if you wanted to, but the problem is that you might spend more money if you do. This is because many garage door repair professionals charge for a service call and then charge per hour. If you have to call the garage door repair pro to come out twice, once for each spring, you might find yourself paying for two service calls, which can be more expensive than just having both springs replaced at once.
Avoid Unnecessary Wear and Tear
If your springs are not replaced at the same time, they may not weigh the same amount and may not put the same amount of pressure on the other moving parts of your garage door. This imbalance can cause issues with your garage door, such as causing the motor to work harder than usual or causing the garage door to hang unevenly. By replacing both springs at once, however, you can help avoid this added unnecessary wear and tear.
As you can see, it's smart to go ahead and replace both garage door springs at one time rather than just replacing one now and the other one when needed. If you talk to a garage door repair professional, however, he or she can talk to you about your garage door's specific needs.
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