Warning – Springs are under high tension. Only qualified persons should change or adjust them.
We recommend you have your garage door inspected and serviced annually. We can give you the most thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance as needed to keep your family or employees safe and ensure access is always available.
Since 1994, automatic garage door openers are required to have infrared beams on either side of the door, six inches off the ground. Make sure that the lenses on each are clean and unobstructed. Test them by beginning to close the garage door and placing an object in their path. The door should pause, and some models will open up fully again.
If your garage door lacks this safety feature, replace the opener with a new, safer one that’s properly adjusted and complies with government standards.
Garage door springs, cables, brackets, and other hardware attached to the springs, are under very high tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions should adjust them. The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust the torsion springs yourself.
A restraining cable or other device should be installed on the extension spring (the spring along the side of the door) to help contain the spring if it breaks.
Never remove, adjust or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.
Other Blog Posts
Are Your Overhead Doors Compliant With OHS?
To operate reliably and meet Alberta’s OHS standards, your overhead doors must be properly maintained and configured with mandated safety devices. Overhead Door Co. of Edmonton’s SafedoorPM program is the best way to ensure your doors meet OHS standards.Learn more
Should I Change or Adjust Overhead Door Springs?
We recommend you have your garage door inspected and serviced annually. We can give you the most thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance as needed to keep your family or employees safe and ensure access is always available.Learn more
Recently Overhead Door Co of Edmonton celebrated 55 years in business and a 50 year Milestone for our Executive Commercial Sales Manager, Henry Nimilowich. Henry has been a dedicated and integral part of the business for the last 50 years.Learn more