Sometimes, Winter can be intimidating, and we didn’t want Spring to get the wrong idea, like we actually wanted a polar vortex for 6 months out of the year.
Before we explain some things about springs, it’s important to state that we were obsessed with anything else that involves a small motor and a belt a long time ago. Our parent company, Conveyor Installations, also located in Geneva, has been in business for more than 30 years. That’s a lot of mechanical experience, so we truly are your installation experts, which now, leads us to the topic of the blog, springs. Most garages have them, but not too many people know what they do, how they wind, and that a faulty spring is the reason for most garage door repairs.
What does a garage door spring do?
Even before the opener and the chain, the spring is responsible for the majority of the leg work of opening and closing your garage door. It is also one of the most dangerous mechanical mechanisms in your house. Even for our technicians, when they are winding new springs, they use special tools and extreme caution to ensure their safety.
If my springs are noisy, does that mean they need to be replaced?
No, not necessarily. Again, anyone should use extreme caution when going anywhere near garage springs, but if you’d like to spray them with a lubrication, DO NOT USE WD-40! It is actually a degreaser, what you need is a lithium-based spray, found at the Geneva Ace Hardware. If the noise continues, then it’s time to call 1-800-Tek-Teks!
Understanding the components of your garage door can save you time and money, especially if you’re dealing with Joe Schmo The Garage Door Man who might try and rip you off. At AAA DoorTeks, we’re not only mechanical fanatics with the ability to fix any garage door, we strive for exceptional customer service paired with exceptional value. Our technicians take their jobs very seriously, and we pride them on being polite, punctual and well-versed in customer service. Just like our website, Facebook page, and blog, if you have questions as to why you shouldn’t grease the track of your garage, or why torsion springs are responsible for garage door malfunctions, we want you to know! We look forward to educating you and answering all your questions. We’re always available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where is AAA DoorTeks located?
We are located in Geneva, Illinois but our focus is all over the Midwest.
What products do you offer?
For our commercial and residential overhead doors, we are licensed dealers of Amarr Garage Doors.
With 14 residential product lines and a wide array of commercial doors, Amarr has a door that is right for you, in both style and price to meet your needs.
Founded in 1951, Amarr, a family-owned company is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and distributors of garage door access systems for residential homes, condominiums, warehouses, commercial buildings, shopping malls and other commercial applications. Their original company values of providing high quality, durable and safe door access systems.
Amarr is the style and safety choice for door systems. They offer a wide selection of sectional overhead garage doors as well as LiftMaster™ and Linear electronic garage door openers for both residential and commercial uses.
Our loading docks, levelers, and accessories are supplied by Pioneer Levelers. Pioneer Dock Equipment manufactures and distributes a wide range of loading dock equipment. Pioneer is centrally located in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and sells through a national network of dealers.
Pioneer Dock Equipment has been one of the leading manufacturers of quality loading dock equipment for more than 30 years. As such, our products are offered by many material handling, industrial door and forklift distributors across the US, in Mexico and Canada.
Pioneer provides a full line of high quality, durable dock products and has developed an enviable reputation for dealer support, customer responsiveness, and personal service.
For curtain walls, partitions, and temporary and moveable sectionals, we chose Goff’s Enterprises as our supplier.
Goff’s Enterprises is dedicated to manufacturing high quality industrial partitions, safety equipment and hi-performance doors designed to increase productivity while creating a safer work environment for a wide range of industrial markets.
Goff’s Enterprises strives to achieve timely delivery, superior quality, innovative products, accessories, and the employment of a knowledgeable, accessible and skilled support and production staff guaranteeing complete customer satisfaction.