Springs are a crucial part of garage door repair. A broken garage door can be the result of a broken spring. The springs hold together your garage door, so you won’t be able to open or close it if they fail. Springs lie at the heart of a garage door system and for proper maintenance, it is essential to keep them in good condition.
Springs are made of steel, which makes them exceptionally strong. But even steel becomes worn after opening and closing your garage door, leading eventually to the need for repair or replacement.
Most garage door springs are rated to operate optimally for 10,000 to 15,000 cycles. Each cycle is measured as one opening and closing of your door. If you use your garage door on a daily basis and multiple times a day, you will go through these cycles within 8 to 10 years. By that time, the springs will be worn out.
Our company has years of experience in garage door spring repair, as well as door panel repair, in Florida. Call us now and Pro Garage Doors USA will repair or replace your door springs on any type of garage door. Using the right springs we will fix your door torsion and extension spring systems.
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We strongly advise against repairing your garage door springs on your own. A garage door can be very heavy and if you don’t have the right tools and expertise you risk injury if it falls on you or your family. Give us a call today to have a professionally trained technician give you an estimate on your garage door spring repair, and take advantage of our uncompromising precision door service, guaranteeing the highest quality garage door spring repair in your County.
Spring repair or replacement should be carried out in a sequence of steps. Our Pro Garage Doors USA technicians know the series of steps required to fix broken springs and have years of experience in precision garage door repairs, of all types of home and commercial garage doors in Florida. The Pro Garage Doors USA crew can be with you on the same day of your emergency. Don’t risk your well-being; contact us today and our professionals will take care of your Florida garage door installation issue.
Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door. When you open your garage door, the springs keep the door open, which means they must be strong enough to keep a garage door that weighs 200 pounds open.
The springs also keep a door balanced. Have you noticed how your garage door opens smoothly on both ends? Both ends of the door go up and down at the same time, parallel to the ground. This steady movement is due to the door springs holding the door balanced on its tracks.
There are two broad types of springs: torsion springs and extension springs.
Extension springs are located on both ends of the garage door. An extension spring is a visible spring that compresses and extends when the door closes and opens. Extension springs use the power of springs, which compress and decompress to lift up and down the door.
A torsion spring can be found in the middle of the door, overhead. Torsion springs use the power of torque to open and close the garage door. These springs work in a winding and twisting motion to open and close the door, rotating around the spring itself.
To fix a broken garage door, Pro Garage Doors USA will repair or replace these torsion and extension springs. As a specialized garage door company, we have all the parts, tools, and equipment for a fast door spring repair, and we carry the best and most renowned spring brands with extended warranties.
If you are facing any of the following problems, chances are your springs are broken and you are in need of door repair:
The most obvious sign is that the garage door doesn’t open, even though the opener is trying hard to do its job.
If you have noticed that your garage door slams to the ground when it’s closing, it means your torsion or extension springs are losing their counterweight ability and have become less flexible. They can’t hold the weight of the door anymore, which is why it crashes on the ground instead of closing smoothly.
Another common sign of spring failure is that your garage door is opening or closing in a crooked, unbalanced way. If you have extension springs, one could be broken so all the weight falls on the remaining one.
Extension springs are easier to see than torsion springs which are concealed in a tube. If you notice the extension springs are broken, then you need to call Pro Garage Doors USA to replace both springs.
When the springs start to fail, the garage door has to do more work to lift up more weight than it’s supposed to. If you see your garage door struggling to open the door, it means the springs are worn and it is time for garage door service.
Pro Garage Doors USA repairs and replaces garage door springs
When your garage door springs have failed, you can trust Garage Doors USA to repair or replace them.
We know that most of the time, springs fail at the most inconvenient of times. It’s when your car is trapped in the garage, you have to do a million things, and you are already late for an appointment.
We service the Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward, Fl areas. Our crews are always on the move and they know the community and area they service.
We don’t subcontract technicians. All our staff are our employees and our trucks are branded and belong to Pro Garage Doors USA. We can have a crew at your location on the same day of your emergency, in most circumstances.
Our trucks are fully equipped with replacement parts and tools. We carry the best spring brands in the market and we offer the warranties the manufacturers give us. In some cases, we can give our customers lifetime warranties on their new springs.
If we need to replace the springs, we will take measurements. Springs vary according to the size of the door and its weight.
A heavy door requires stronger springs; if we install inadequate springs, they will fail quickly because they can’t properly counterbalance the weight of the door. If the spring and door are mismatched, the opener will take a hit.
When we come to repair or replace your springs, we give you a safety inspection of the garage door system. We check the cables, garage door openers, sensors, panels, and seals to ensure your door will open and close optimally.
For example, sea salt can corrode cables and other garage door components. Likewise, if the garage door springs have been failing for quite some time, the door opener might be pulling more weight than it’s supposed to, even leading to an additional door opener repair. We check to verify it’s working properly.
We also balance the door perfectly. It takes some precision testing to balance a garage door and make it lift up and down steadily and smoothly. Our professionally trained technician will take the time to balance the door and secure optimal function.
Can I replace the garage door springs on my own?
We strongly advise against replacing the garage springs on your own. You will have to dismantle the whole door and follow a sequence of steps. Garage doors are heavy, often weighing more than 200 lbs. Without the proper training and expertise, you risk injuring yourself and causing more damage to the door.
What’s the lifespan of garage door springs?
Most garage door springs have a lifespan of 10,000 cycles. A cycle is one opening and closing of the door. If you use your garage door five times a day, that’s 5 cycles.
With time, the springs lose their elasticity and the spring materials start displaying cracks. When a spring fails completely, it’s time to replace it because it’s not holding the door properly. When springs fail, the opener is overworked and you risk damaging the opener as well.
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