Can such small components really determine the efficiency of your automatic garage door? Actually, yes. They can. Springs happen to be an integral part of the entire mechanism. Without them, you literally would not be able to open or close your door at all. By letting our experts take care of all of your spring related needs, you're effectively making sure your daily routine stays as convenient as possible.
What is a Garage Door Spring?
The actual mechanism consists of a complex series of steel shafts, cable drums, steel wires and bearings. They all work together to ensure that your manual or automatic garage door opens and closes. Depending on the mechanism, the springs may contract to raise the door as the pent-up tension is released. Needless to say, because these components are some of the most important parts of your entire system, it's imperative that you make sure to take good care of them.
Leave Spring Replacement to our Experts!
You should avoid handling any spring related situation by yourself. Since they are not only responsible for moving your door, but also of keeping it in place, installing new springs requires a great deal of experience and skill, not to mention the proper precision tools. The inherent dangers involved in this type of procedure make it highly inadvisable to attempt to replace your springs on your own. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will ensure that everything is fitted professionally and safely.
The Eventuality of it all
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Even through proper maintenance and care, your springs will eventually succumb to old age and will have to be replaced. However, that endpoint can be considerably delayed under the right maintenance routine. Our technicians will apply the correct lubrication and will routinely examine your springs to make sure they stay up to par. Sometimes springs just need a little nudge in the right direction. Our experts will adjust their tension whenever it proves necessary.
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More Information You Can Use
How can I tell which type of garage door springs I have?
It’s easy to tell the difference between torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are always wrapped around a rigid metal spindle and mounted above the garage door. The spindle that holds the springs will run along the top of the door, lengthwise. Extension springs are most often mounted on cables, and point away from the door on either side of the garage. They can most often be found running along either side wall of the garage, parallel to the upper part of the tracks.
Can you open a garage door with a broken spring?
In some cases, you can, but it might not be the best idea. Most garage doors are designed to lock themselves in place if one of their springs breaks, so they can’t be moved even manually. If your door doesn’t automatically lock after a spring breakage, you should still avoid moving it as much as you can. Opening a garage door with a broken spring can cause damage to the opener and other components which are much more expensive to replace.
How complex are garage door spring repairs?
Garage door springs are dangerous to handle, especially if they’re broken and have parts that can snap out when they shouldn’t. Because of this, replacing them is tricky. Safe performance of spring repair has many extra steps to prevent anything from going wrong. Failure to take these measures can put the person doing the job at risk, as well as anyone or anything else unlucky enough to be nearby. Because of this, garage door spring replacement is a complicated project at least in practice.