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Broken Springs Repair

Garage door springs will wear out, learn how to tell if you have a broken spring. Which type of springs do you have, torsion springs or extension springs. 

 

Broken Spring?

Unfortunately springs break, with normal usage (3 travels up & down per day) springs will last 7-10 years. In the industry we refer to the springs as having "cycles" average springs are rated for 10,000 cycles. Since they are a wear item, the more you use your garage door the sooner they will reach that number. When a spring breaks it is recommend to replace both springs (most systems use 2 springs). Never attempt to replace a garage door spring yourself, always call an expert!

 
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torsion spring

Torsion springs twist and are usually seen coiled around the metal bar that runs horizontally above your garage door. If there is a gap in the spring then it is broken and needs to be replaced

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EXTENSION spring

These springs do as their name suggests they extend horizontally as the door closes. They are attached to a pulley system that attaches to the garage door. The extension spring pictured above is very dangerous an should have a saftey cable running through it to contain it when it breaks.

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Torquemaster system

This is a fancy torsion spring that is contained inside the horizontal metal shaft located above your garage door.

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old CARRIAGE style

These one piece garage doors use very heavy and large springs. With little to no safety features having a spring break is a very dangerous situation.

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non spring garage doors

A simple system with no springs. This door is a two piece system that opens by hand or with a specialty garage door opener unit. Call us today for an estimate on converting your garage door!