Helpful Tools & Tips

Garage Door Safety Tips

Replace Old Springs

Your garage door’s springs are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your door. Springs wear out. When they break, injury can result. If you have an older garage door, contact us to schedule service and have your springs inspected by a professional technician, and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs, replace both, even if one is not broken. This will not only prevent any damage caused by the breaking of the second spring, but also keep your door working efficiently.

Check Your Cables

Visually inspect the cables that attach the spring system to the bottom brackets on both sides of the door. If these cables are frayed or worn, they are in danger of breaking, which can cause injury. Due to the dangers associated with high spring tension, these cables should be replaced only by a trained technician.

Squeaky Springs?

Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. Before contacting us to schedule service, use a spray-on lubricant (recommended especially for garage doors). If the noise persists, schedule a service appointment with us.

A Do-It-Yourselfer, Eh?

Installing a garage door can be very dangerous and is not recommended for a novice. DASMA recommends that trained door systems technicians install garage doors. If you attempt the installation by yourself, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully.

Safety Cables

If your garage door has extension springs, you need a safety cable that runs through the spring and secures to the wall or ceiling at each end. When your garage door is down, extension springs are under high tension. If the spring breaks, it may cause injury. A safety cable can keep that broken spring contained. If you have extension springs but do not have a safety cable, contact us to schedule a safety inspection.

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