Garage Door Spring Replacement
Garage door extension springs run along your door’s horizontal track which is attached to the garage ceiling. If your extension spring breaks you may not notice it until you try to open your door. Your door will either not go all the way up, or possibly not move at all. If this happens to you, just give us a call at the number above. We’ll be happy to help diagnose your problem over the phone and if we need to make a service call we’ll be prompt and well within your budget.
Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement Concepts
Some homeowners really like to do projects around their home. Others just like to fix it projects both because they enjoy that kind of work, but also because they want to save money.
There are some tasks that a typical do it yourselfer shouldn’t attempt on their own. One of these is attempting to put your garage door back on track. Leave this to trained professionals.
Another job that some people try to do themselves is that of replacing their garage door torsion springs. While making a mistake replacing a torsion spring is not likely to be fatal, it can cause serious injury.
The average torsion spring is good for approximately 10,000 cycles of the garage door.
There are upgraded springs which you can install that will last 15,000 cycles or more.
A 10,000 cycle rated spring with normal usage will allow your garage door spring to last from 7 to 10 years. Once this time period has passed, your garage door will suddenly fail to open one day.
Replacing of your garage door springs.
You may have torsion springs or you may have extension springs. The extension springs that are located at each side of the door will need to be replaced at the same time. The springs should also be balanced so the door will work properly.
There are a lot of things involved when you do garage door torsion spring repair. You will have to know the style of spring used, the actual measurements such as the diameter of the spring, the width and length, the capacity, and the amount of torque required. This can be quite a complicated job for an amateur and it won’t help that the spring is already destroyed.
You might think this is a good DIY project but it is definitely good idea to call a professional who knows how to do a proper garage door spring replacement. The technician will have the proper tools to figure out what type of springs should be used and his experience and expertise will allow him to troubleshoot the problem accurately.
Performing this repair on your own can pose many safety risks. This is especially true if you are a beginner at repairs.
Torsion springs can quickly snap back and harm anyone working on them.
There are a large number of injuries from garage door repair each year. In order to prevent any harm being done to you, you should call a garage door technician.
Since this is not a DIY project, you will find that paying for an experienced installer will bring good and safe results in garage door torsion spring repair.