Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage Door Spring Repair

Professional Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage door springs are responsible for providing the lifting force for a garage door, this means that they are under tremendous tension. Now, this tension can result in the spring becoming damaged over time and being in need of a replacement. A damaged spring often results in the garage door not working at all and can be quite dangerous, especially if the spring gives way while the door is open. Repairing a garage door spring is pretty complex and dangerous, and it is advised that you do not attempt to do it yourself, as you can injure yourself pretty seriously as a result of it.

What Happens When The Springs Break?

Although garage door springs are manufactured to be able to withstand extreme amounts of pressure and tension, they can still become damaged or break over time. There are different indications for a damaged garage door spring. For example, your garage door opens only halfway, or your garage door cables are starting the get loose. It is important that you contact us for spring replacement as soon as you notice those signs, because once the spring is broken, you most likely won’t be able to lift your garage door.

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Our Garage Door Springs Best Practices

Replacing Both Springs

It is crucial to replace all of the springs you have once a garage door spring is broken. The reason is that the springs work in unison with one another, meaning that if we only replace one, the other is inevitably weaker than the new replacement. This will make the garage door rise in an uneven manner and can even cause the door to come off its track.

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Using The Right Springs

Choosing the right garage door springs for your garage door is not as simple as it looks. There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing garage door springs such as the size of the door, the weight, the type of springs system you want, and much more. If you install garage door springs that aren’t fit for your garage door, it can cause damage to the different parts of the garage door system.

Safety Inspection

Before we start any job, we begin with a thorough safety inspection. We do this to make sure that all the hardware and parts of the garage door are in proper working condition. By doing this, we can make suggestions if any other parts are damaged, and also ensure the safety of everyone involved. We also inspect the garage door after we finish the job to make sure it is safe to use and that it works properly.

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Types of Garage Door Springs​

There are two types of garage door springs – torsion and extension springs. Each of these has its own advantages.

Torsion Springs​

These springs are helical springs that are able to exert a rotary force. They are very popular in garage door operating systems.

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Advantages of Torsion Springs
Some of the advantages of torsion springs are that they:
  • Only need one instead of two
  • Are durable
  • Are able to be under extreme tension

Extension Springs​

These types of springs are frequently used by many modern garage doors and for good reason.

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Advantages of Extension Springs
These types of springs have a variety of benefits such as:
  • Durability
  • Good shock-absorbing ability
  • They can support heavy loads

Replacing Extension Springs with Torsion ​

Should your garage door system operate on extension springs, it is entirely possible to change the system to a torsion spring system. torsion springs work by twisting along their axis and are able to deliver massive amounts of torque, as the name suggests.

What Not to Do After the Springs Break​

A heavy door with a broken spring can cause damage to the garage door opener gear. This can cause even further damage to the system. You should also not open the door manually, as it can come crashing down, and is a serious safety hazard.

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The Danger Of Replacing The Garage Door Springs Yourself

Although you may want to replace the springs on your door yourself, you may find that the task is rather dangerous. Doing it yourself can result in some serious injury, and it is recommended that you contact a professional.

Why Trust Us As Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?

We replace your garage door springs in a professional manner that always complies with safety regulations. Our technicians are also all licensed and have years of experience associate with working on garage doors. By choosing us, you ensure that you are saving money and time in the long run, making it worth your while.

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