Safety is the number one priority at home. A balanced garage door is also a safe garage door. You should check your garage door’s balance at least twice a year.
How to Check the Balance
To check the door’s balance, close the door and pull the opener release handle. Once the opener is disengaged, you can pull up the door and let it go when it’s about halfway up. If the door can remain in that position, then it’s properly balanced. However, if it falls, then you need to add tension. If the springs have too much tension, then the door will rise on its own.
If your door isn’t balanced, you should call a professional to adjust the spring tension. A professional will know the safest methods to balance your door without any problems.