Columbia Garage Doors and Openers, LLC

Of Columbia, Tennessee

Questions and Answers

Door Balance

 

It is important for the safety, reliability, and longevity of your door and door system to be properly balanced. A garage door that is not properly balanced could fall and cause injury or even death to someone. A door that is not properly balanced could damage or shorten the life of your garage door opener.

     

How do I check if my door is properly balanced?

If you have a electric door opener, with the door closed pull the emergency release handle to disengage the opener. If the door is out of balance and you release the opener with the door open, the door may come crashing down.

Sectional doors:

You should be able to lift up the door smoothly and with little resistance. You should be able to stop the door any where in its travel except when it is nearly closed or opened. If the door tends to close or open by itself anywhere in its mid-travel, the door is out of balance. If the door hangs low in the head ( doesn’t fully open) the door is out of balance and should be adjusted by a qualified door technician.

 

One-piece door:

From the outside of the garage, open the door half way. You should be able to stop the door any where in its travel except when it is nearly closed or opened. If the door tends to close or open by itself anywhere in its mid-travel, the door is out of balance and should be adjusted by a qualified door technician.

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