Everything You Need To Know About Broken Garage Door Spring Repair and Replacement Services

by Sami Jonsson Marketing Manager

Garage door springs offset the weight of a garage door and allow the door to be opened and closed easily, either by hand or by an automatic garage door opener. It is essential to understand that the high-tension steel in the springs has a limited lifespan. The springs lose their effectiveness over time. Garage door springs come in levels of quality-they may be described as “20,000-use” or “10,000-use” springs for example.

Types of Garage Door Springs

Most of the residential garage doors in Los Angeles and neighbouring areas have one of the types of springs: extension or torsion.

1.    Torsion Garage Door Springs

Heavy-duty springs mounted to a metal rod that runs parallel to the door, directly above the door opening is known as torsion springs. They are loaded, or tensioned with a twisting action. The cables attached to the bottom corners of the door pull on pulleys attached to the ends of the metal rods the springs are mounted on, when the door closes. The pulleys turn the rod that twists the spring s and creates tension. The spring unwinds and helps lift the door when the door is opened.

2.    Extension Garage Door Springs

The door will suddenly feel very heavy when you try to open the garage door and when one spring breaks. In order to enhance the efficiency of your garage door, you need to consult seasoned professionals with experience in broken garage door spring replacement.

They are long, lighter-weight springs that run perpendicular to the door and are mounted above the horizontal portions of the door tracks. Using cables and pulleys as with the torsion system, these springs are tensioned by stretching out. They must have a safety cable running through each spring because extension springs are merely suspended between two brackets. It helps contain the spring in the event of breakage. You should install them even if you aren’t replacing the spring, If you have the old safety cables that don’t have safety cables.

Symptoms of Falling Springs 

Aging garage door springs cause the garage door to effectively “weigh” more as the steel lose its resiliency.  A heavy garage door should take no more than about 10 pounds to force to lift into an open position with new springs. The force required to lift the door can be considerably more, since the garage door with aging springs put an enormous load on a garage door opener.

Safety Warning

Don not disconnect the door is open from the door if you have a garage door opener and you suspect has broken.  The door can come crashing down under its nearly full weight with nothing to stop it. Block the door track on both sides if you need to leave the door open until you hire professionals to carry out broken garage door spring repair work. It is essential to understand that this is an extremely dangerous situation. It is never safe to leave the door open when a spring has broken because someone might try to close the garage door without realizing how heavy it is.

It is essential to control the tension by holding the spring with a solid metal winding bar, and then you loosen the spring from the rod and manually unwind the spring using two winding-rods.  Professionals have the right experience and knowledge to carry out the work correctly and efficiently within promised time frame. 

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About Sami Jonsson Junior   Marketing Manager

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