Offering Garage Door Spring Replacement Afton NY
When you need garage door spring replacement, Choice Garage Doors is your team! With years of experience offering this garage repair service, we’ve learned the best ways to replace garage door springs. We’ll ensure your garage door is operating safely. Contact us today to schedule your garage door spring replacement!
If you have a broken spring in your garage, we encourage you to schedule garage door spring replacement quickly. If you continue to use your garage door, it will put all of the weight on the opener, which can easily burn it out. There are also major safety concerns that come with a broken garage door spring. Because garage door spring replacement is such a dangerous garage repair, it’s important that you don’t attempt it yourself. This could result in severe injuries and an unsafe garage system.
Signs You Need Garage Door Spring Repair
- Garage door won’t open.
- Garage door only opens partially.
- Garage door moves at an angle.
- Garage door is heavy when you try to manually open it.
- Garage door slams shut.
- Garage door has loose or fallen cables.
- Garage door springs are elongated.
- Garage door makes strange, grinding noises.
- Garage door spring coils have 3-4 inch gaps.
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are three different types of springs generally used by garage door companies: torsion, extension, and Wayne-Dalton. Torsion springs are the most common, seen in the majority of residential garage door systems. They use a type of rotational force, called torque, which spins the garage door spring as the door moves. Torsion springs can come in sets of one or two, depending on the size of your garage door. Extension springs operate a little differently. They stretch to bear the weight of the garage door and usually come in sets of two. Wayne-Dalton springs aren’t carried by every garage door company because they’re exclusive to Wayne-Dalton.
Why Do Springs Break?
- Wear and Tear: Springs undergo the most wear and tear of all garage door hardware. Every day, they take on the entire weight of your garage door. Over time, this can lead to wear and tear, which is why garage door springs have limited lifespans. When they’ve undergone so many cycles, they’ll snap and need to be replaced.
- Neglected Maintenance: Because garage doors experience extreme wear and tear, they need to be well-maintained. This can help to extend the life of the springs and increase their functionality.
- Unbalanced Parts: It’s important that garage doors have the correct balance to operate correctly. Springs help to facilitate this balance because of their ability to hold the garage door’s weight. If you have a broken spring, it will throw off the balance and cause a lack of control in the garage door’s movement.
- Rust Build Up: Rust can accumulate on springs over time, which creates excess friction. This will add to the springs’ wear and tear, which decreases their functionality. During a garage door tune up, rust can be taken care of when the springs are cleaned.
Why You Shouldn’t Delay Garage Door Spring Repair
- Safety: We stress the importance of safety in your garage system. The garage door weighs hundreds of pounds, which means that if it falls on anything, it can cause a lot of damage.
- Damage: A broken garage door spring causes a lack of balance. The garage door may slam shut unexpectedly or move inconsistently. It can also harm other garage door hardware, which adds to repair costs.
- Cost: If you delay garage door spring repair, it’s likely that other garage door parts will need to be repaired too. Most likely, the garage door opener will have taken on the excess strain. For the most cost-efficient option, stop using your garage door when a spring breaks and call Choice Garage Doors for garage door spring repair.
Can I watch a DIY spring replacement tutorial?
While there are spring replacement tutorials online, we highly discourage you from attempting garage door spring repair yourself. The risk for injury is too high, which is why it’s best to contact professionals.
How long do torsion springs last?
Typically, torsion springs last about 5-15 years, depending on the number of cycles your garage door goes through each day.
Will you replace both springs together?
Yes, our team will typically replace both springs together. When a garage door is installed, the springs will be installed together. Since they both have the same lifespan, they’ll need to be replaced at the same time.