Broken garage door spring repair is one of the most common repairs we do – they lift the majority of the weight, and are what cause the door to open and close smoothly. There are two types of springs – extension springs and torsion springs.
The most common type of springs are torsion springs, and it is extremely important to make sure that these springs are in good shape and tuned up. Springs have a limited lifespan and without proper maintenance, springs will eventually break – causing your garage door to malfunction. Broken springs can be extremely dangerous, causing garage door cables to snap, damage your electronic opener, or cause your garage door to stop, get stuck, or worse of all, drop and cause irreparable damage. A garage door’s spring is measured in cycles (opening and closing your door counts as one cycle). On average, a garage door spring has a 10,000-cycle lifespan. The more frequently you use your garage door, the shorter the lifespan. For instance – if you use your garage door twice a day, the lifespan of the spring is approximately 14 years. If you use your garage door 4 times a day, the expectancy drops to 7 years, and so forth.
If you suspect that you need broken garage door spring repair, it is critical that you contact a professional. Attempting to adjust or replace springs yourself is extremely dangerous and can result in severe injury if not done by a trained professional. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in garage door spring replacements, along with any other garage door needs.