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Preventing Your Garage Door Springs from Rusting

Garages are an important part of the home because it’s the place that keeps your cars protected, acts as a storage room for many things, and is also an entrance to our home.  Although many people use their Clermont garage doors on a daily basis, many people don’t really think about how they work until something goes wrong with them.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the different parts of a garage door, one of the important parts that make it work are the garage door springs.


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Garage door springs counterbalance the heavy door, allowing them to open and close.  If they aren’t working properly, then the door won’t be able to open at all, which can become a big problem.  For that reason, it’s important that your springs remain in good condition.  One of the threats that they face is rust; in fact, if rust is left for too long, it can damage them and the opening mechanism for the door itself.

 

Although springs can last for up to 30 years, if they aren’t well maintained they can fail within 5 years.  That’s why the best way to take care of them is to take preventative measures.  The best way to do this is to get your garage door inspected regularly.  When a professional checks your Clermont garage doors, they’ll be able to check if it’s showing any signs of rust.  If there is, they will clean it for you.

 

Another way to prevent rust is to make sure that the springs, and the other parts of your garage, stay lubricated.  This is another thing that you can get done while your garage door is being inspected.  If the door still isn’t opening properly, or there’s more strain on the door than there used to be, then it may be a sign that your springs need to be replaced.

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