Broken Garage Door Springs
Garage Door Spring Types
Garage door springs are essential to opening and closing your garage door.
Without the springs your garage door would be too heavy to open and dangerous to close.
The springs bear all the weight of your garage door and are under extreme amount of tension.
Garage door springs usually come in two types; extension or torsion springs.
Extensions springs come equipped with safety cables inside the spring,
if your springs don’t have the safety cables running through them call a professional immediately.
Torsion’s springs run along the top of your garage door and the cables are running down each side of your door.
Extension springs operate the garage door in a jerky movement.
As the garage door opens the tension slowly releases form the spring causing the door to open faster.
Torsion springs provides a steady movement during the opening and closing of your garage door.
Extension springs are rated for 10,000 cycles and typically last around 7 years.
Torsion springs are more durable and last longer rated for 20,000 cycles and last around 10 years.
A Word of Caution
Garage door springs can be extremely dangerous. These springs are under an immense amount of tension and
it’s advised NOT to touch them no matter how “handy” you are.
My Garage Door Spring Broke, Now What?
The best thing to do when dealing with a broken garage door spring is take a breath and not panic.
This ordeal is very frustrating and needless to say panicking only makes the matter worse.
No Forcing the Garage Door Open or Closed – Garage doors weigh over 300 pounds its best to leave it be.
No Disengaging The Garage Door Opener – The arm that connects the garage door to the opener could be the only thing keeping the garage door from slamming down.
No Attempting This Repair Yourself – There are plenty of YouTube videos and DIY articles on this repair. This repair is risky and dangerous no matter how “handy” you are.
Yes Call Work – Dealing with broken garage door springs will make you late for work. It’s best to contact your job and let them know you are running late. Best not to make your boss angry!
Yes Call Western Garage Door Repair – Our experienced technicians are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Whether you are in need of an emergency service or same day service. We will arrive at your home, assess the problem and replace your garage door springs promptly.
Yes Grab a Cup of Coffee and Relax – Leaf through a magazine or visit your favorite social sites. Take a breath and feel confident Western Garage Door Repair is on the way…
How Do I know If I Have A Broken Garage Door Spring?
Does it look like this?
If you springs look anything like the one depicted in the picture above, then you have a broken garage door spring. If not, and your door still won’t budge, there may be a number of other problems ailing it.
If your door is be troublesome, regardless of whether the springs are broken or not, then you should immediately give us a call. Considering that we offer free estimates, there’s no reason to hesitate.