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Types of Garage Door Spring Repair
Our experienced certified technicians can perform all types of garage door spring repairs, such as:
- Garage Door Opener Spring Repair
- Garage Door Coil Spring Repair
- Fix Garage Door Spring
- Overhead Garage Door Spring Repair
All our garage door spring repair services are performed by or certified, knowledgeable technical team, where your total satisfaction is their number one priority. Every repair or maintenance job we offer comes with a guarantee of a well-done job we can stand by.
Garage Door Spring Repair
Like many other households, you and your family probably use the garage door more times than your front door. Due to their frequent use, issues can arise sooner or later. That is why proper maintenance and a vigilant eye can ensure your garage door is adequately functioning.
It is the spring that holds the whole weight of your garage door. Your garage door spring carries about 300 lbs of weight, making your garage door lighter. The springs enable you to easily lift your garage door in case of an emergency or power outage. Garage door springs distribute your garage door’s weight evenly, allowing for a more balanced movement.
Your garage door’s spring is placed at the top of the door on the inside. You can not miss it. The spring is a significant and heavy element of the garage door. The cable that winds up when you activate the garage door opener is connected to this component. Therefore, the spring is vital for your garage door to operate correctly.
As the spring is such an essential piece of your garage door system is built to last. A garage door spring can last through 10,000 cycles of opening and closing your garage door. However, like any other mechanism, wear and tear may occur due to its frequent use. As your garage door age, you should pay attention to its operation and schedule maintenance visits conducted by specialized technicians with proven experience in garage door spring repairs.
Signs That Your Garage Door Spring Is Broken
Although your garage door looks big and sturdy in not unbreakable. It is probably the heaviest moving part of your house, and you will likely notice a broken spring when your garage door stops working. Some signs that your garage door spring is busted are:
- You will hear a loud noise even if the door doesn’t fall
- You will notice a gap between the springs instead of being connected
- You’ll see a bend at the top of the door due to the door opener’s lack of power to lift it
- The garage door will fall quickly or come crashing down
- The door will look crooked because the weight is not distributed equally anymore
- Looking at the ceiling, you will find loosened cables
Extend Your Garage Door Springs Lifetime
Factors like usage, aging, corrosion and wear and tears that have not been adequately taken care of can shorten the lifespan of your springs. Therefore, you should watch for signs like strange sounds, shaky doors, and physical evidence of wear and tear. When you notice any of these signs, call us. We will promptly assist you to prevent further damage to your garage door springs.
Reasons Garage Door Spring Breaks
Some of the reasons your garage door spring can break are:
When rust develops on the garage door, springs can see their lifespan shorten considerably. Rust on springs can increase the amount of friction in the coils when these move back and forth. Additionally, the corrosion on the spring can weaken the coils causing them to snap sooner than expected.
Wear and Tear
Daily use of your garage door will eventually result in the springs failing. The spring average lifetime is 10,000 cycles. A cycle is equal to the garage door going up and coming back down to close. Certainly, 10,000 cycles may sound like a lot, but you should consider that you use your garage door at least twice a day. If more than one person in your household uses the garage door to come and go, the number of daily cycles can add up quickly. In recent years the lifespan of torsion springs has been extended. These can reach at least 20,000 cycles. But if your garage doesn’t have one of these, you can expect your springs to snap sooner.
Lack of Proper Maintenance
While garage door springs will naturally break in time, you can extend their lifetime by regularly getting them through proper maintenance checks. The professional technician serving your garage door system can let you know when your springs are closer to the breaking point. This is a great way to avoid unfortunate destructive accidents. Furthermore, regular professional inspections can guarantee that your garage door will stay in good condition for longer. As part of our garage door maintenance service, our technicians lubricate the springs and check the entire system’s balance.
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are two types of garage door springs, torsion and extension. In basic terms, they are long metal coils that lift your entire garage door. The difference between them lies in how the garage door springs operate. Torsion springs twist while extension springs expand and compress. Torsion springs are found wrapped around a bar above the door, while extension springs are secured by safety cables and are placed on both sides of the upper track. Also, torsion springs can handle bigger, heavier doors and are more durable. Consequently, they are more widely used nowadays. However, you would mainly find extension springs in older garage doors which professionals often recommend switching for torsion springs.
Whether your garage door has a torsion or extension spring, they are both responsible for lowering and raising the door. The tension levels fluctuate, high when the garage door is lowered and low when the garage door is raised. With every high and low tension cycle, wear and tear take place until, one day, the spring breaks. While most garage door springs break when the door is down, because of the greater measure of tension, it can sometimes break when the door is open. Hence, avoid walking under an operating door because of the danger of it coming down on you.
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