Garage Door Spring
Repair, Greenwood IN
When it comes to the garage door, the springs are one of the most important parts. Without them, the garage door wouldn’t be balanced, furthermore the opening motion of the door puts a lot of unwanted strain on the garage door opener, which can cause the motor and gears to malfunction.
Generally, it’s best to have the springs inspected periodically. That way, you can be aware to the possibility of an issue before it becomes too severe. It’s never too late to have us check your springs and make sure they’re working properly. Consider calling for a quote today.
Our Best Practices
When it comes to garage door spring repair, there are a few things you should know. We always follow best practices in the industry, which include:
Replacing Both SpringsIn most cases, garage doors have two springs. Our technician is going to check what type of system you have – if you have a torsion spring system, you might have one or two springs, depending on the size of the door. The second option is an extension spring system, which always has two springs. In any case, both springs must be replaced to prevent the garage door from losing its balance and falling off its tracks.
When one spring breaks, it indicates that the second one is likely to follow suit very soon. Remember, the second spring is still the same age and has been used the same amount of time. Therefore, if you only replace the one broken spring, it’s going to be stronger than the older one, lifting the door unevenly. As mentioned, this could cause track issues.
Both springs are manufactured to have the same cycle ratings (about 10,000). If you repair the second spring the same time as the first, it’s going to save you a lot of money and time in the future.
Using the Right Springs
Most homeowners don’t realize that there are different sizes of garage door springs and it’s important to match the spring size to the weight of the door. When you use the right spring, the door is balanced correctly and will open and close smoothly. A balanced garage door is a safe garage door, but also a door that won’t drain your wallet.
Safety InspectionWith every garage door spring repair we handle, you get a free safety inspection. This is to ensure that the moving parts and hardware of the door all work properly and meet appropriate safety standards. Usually, the hardware is installed the same day the springs are, so it’s possible that there could be worn out parts.
What Happens When the Springs Break?
Loud sounds, such as bangs, can be heard sometimes, especially if there is a broken garage door spring and parts of it fly across the room. There may also be gaps within the spring, as seen in the photo above.
If you have broken springs, remember that we have same-day service and we’re available to help seven days a week. When dealing with spring replacement, you want affordable prices and highly qualified and certified technicians.
Types of Garage Door Springs
Torsion SpringsTorsion springs are common with most garage doors, in most cases, you’ll find them mounted over the door horizontally. Cables are often attached at the bottom corners of the door, which causes the spring to wind up and store energy as the door comes down. When you open it, they unwind again to help lift the door.
Advantages of Torsion SpringsTorsion springs last longer and are much sturdier. Plus, they have a steady movement, so the door stays balanced and doesn’t stress out the other components. In other words, with a torsion spring, your door doesn’t get overworked. In addition, when a torsion spring breaks, it doesn’t fly across the room, potentially breaking valuable items or even harming you or your loved ones.
Disadvantages of Torsion SpringsThe only real disadvantage here is that they cost a lot more than extension springs.
Extension SpringsExtension springs are attached to cables at the bottom corners of your door. As you close them, they get stretched, and the energy stored within is then used to open the door for you.
Advantages of Torsion SpringsPrimarily, extension springs cost less and can work well for smaller garages. They don’t take up any overhead space, due to them being installed on the sides.
Disadvantages of Torsion SpringsThey may not last as long, require much more maintenance, and can be dangerous if they break.
What Not to Do After the Springs Break
Once a spring breaks, it stops assisting the garage door opener from lifting and lowering the garage door. Garage doors are extremely heavy, so it’s almost impossible to open it yourself, not to mention dangerous. Plus, you could do significant damage to other parts, such as the garage door cables and even throw the garage off track.
The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself
It’s inadvisable to replace the springs yourself. Spring replacement requires skill and patience. There is a chance you are going to do it wrong, which can cause more damage to other garage door parts. This makes it highly dangerous for you and anyone within the vicinity.
Why Trust Us As Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company
You should always call a professional who can comply with all safety regulations when in need of spring replacement. Remember, our technicians are fully licensed and have years of experience. You’re going to save money in the long-run when you choose us. Call Greenwood Garage Door & Opener Repair for spring repair today!