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Garage Door Spring Repair

Usually when springs break it is because the metal has become structurally weak and brittle. Unfortunately metal will weaken over the course of time, especially when it is put under constant strain. A broken spring could be due to a multitude of reasons: weather, heavy usage, poor quality products, and etc.

If one spring breaks, we also recommend that you replace the second spring along with the one that broke. The reasoning behind this is that you want your springs to have the same amount of wear and tear on them. In many situations, when one spring breaks, the second one will break soon after. In the case that you have one broken spring and decide to only change one, if the second one breaks within the following days or month, this would cost you more money in the long run.

There are two types of door springs:

Extension Springs

These springs sit on either side of the door track and are typically used on lighter doors. These are engineered with two designs: Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs and One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs.

Torsion Springs

These springs sit along the wall above the garage door opening and are used for heavier doors. These are engineered with five designs: Standard Residential Torsion Springs and Standard Commercial Torsion Springs, EZ-Set Torsion Springs, Torquemaster Torsion Springs, Mini-Warehouse Torsion Springs, and Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs.

Garage door springs can be very dangerous if not properly installed and maintained. They should only be installed, maintained and repaired by qualified service professionals with specialized training and tools. The purpose of these springs is to counterbalance the door as it opens and closes. 

Garage doors are very heavy. Due to their size and weight, they are capable of crashing down with dangerous speed and force. Springs pack tremendous pressure in order to function properly. As a result, when mishandled they can easily release enough power to injure or kill a person who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Springs are the single most important part of any garage door system. The spring acts as the counterbalance to allow the door to “float”.

Garage door openers provide added value, security, and convenience to your home. Not having to exit your vehicle in order to open or close your garage door in bad weather is nice, but with today’s concerns about security being able to turn on the light and enter and exit your garage while safely inside of your car provides an added level of security. Garage door openers are also programmable and allow for things like closing your garage door immediately after exiting. For added security they use “Rolling Codes”, which randomly generates a new code each time the remote is used making it nearly impossible to use any unauthorized device to gain entry. With system enhancements like LiftMaster’s MyQ technology you can even monitor and control your door opener, receive garage door activity alerts, and control the lights in your home with your smartphone.

Whether you need a new garage door opener, an old one repaired or just have questions, we are here to help. Our highly trained and experienced technicians can repair and upgrade your garage door opener regardless of the problem and can advise on which option, repairing the existing opener or installing a new one, would be more cost effective. Garage door systems consist of electrical and mechanical components, motors, pulley systems, and rollers, all of which must work correctly and in unison. If they are not aligned and working properly in unison, the operation of the opener can be adversely affected and its service life drastically reduced. We make sure that each component is working properly before we leave so that you can rest assured that your garage door will continue to work for a long time.

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