Garage Door Drum Replacement
If you suspect you are in need of a garage door drum replacement, then Bay Area Overhead Door Co. is your professional choice for expert repair. We love helping our community and we want to make sure that your garage door is safely working. We take pride in offering you top quality parts from our respectful and reliable technicians.
What Are Garage Door Drums?
When you look at your garage, if you have a torsion spring system, you will notice two drums on either side of your door at the top. The drums are attached to the springs through a cable and pulley system. They work in conjunction with your springs to lift your heavy door with counterbalance.
What Can Go Wrong with Your Drums
The drums operate every single time you open and close your garage door. When opened, the cables wind around your drum and then slowly release as the garage door lowers. With all of this use, they will eventually wear out.
Sometimes, drums will wear out because of rust eating through the metal, causing it to become weak. They can also wear out if your door is not properly balanced. After years of use, drums can also crack or become worn down.
Garage Door Drum Maintenance
Just like with any other part of your garage door system, proper maintenance can extend the life of your drums. A few times a year, lubricate the drums with a water-based lubricant. You don’t want to lubricate with something that is tacky, which will cause dirt and dust to stick to your drums and cables, causing unnecessary wear.
Once a year, you also want to inspect your drums and cables, looking for rust or damage to the drums. If you notice your door is sagging on one side, this is a good indication that one of your cables has broken. Look at the side that is sagging to check if there is a problem with the cable or drum.
What To Do Next If You Need A Garage Door Drum Replacement
This is one of those garage door repairs that we highly recommend you don’t attempt yourself. The torsion springs are under tremendous pressure and therefore the drums are under tremendous pressure. There are safety precautions and special equipment that our technicians have been specially trained to use.
We have seen hundreds of garage door injuries involving the torsion spring systems and we would rather you be safe than be at the E.R. If your drum needs to be replaced, call us right away. We are available for emergency service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Even On Holidays and Weekends, Give Us A Call
It doesn’t matter when it is, we are happy to provide quick service for your garage door drum replacement. We have technicians standing by to help you out. At Bay Area Overhead Door Co., your safety is our priority so give us a call today!