It is a dangerous job to repair a broken garage door.
Did you hear a loud noise? Did it sound like a shot was fired? The garage door spring is in two pieces if you look up after looking at what made the noise. You might think it’s easy to fix this problem yourself. It’s important to hire a trained technician to do the job right the first time. If you like your fingers, please call us.
It is dangerous to repair a broken garage door. The garage door has a spring system. Between 150 and 600 lbs. can be the weight. It may not be a good idea to do it yourself.
It is dangerous to change a broken spring by yourself.
Before you attempt any repairs, you need to be aware of the operation of the entire system. The lifting cables are connected to the brackets at the bottom of the garage door through the use of a drum and tube. The cables are under a lot of stress.
There are many different springs.
Location of a torsion spring
- There is a spring above the garage door.
- It will stay on the tube.
- If it’s broken by the gap in the spring, you can tell.
How long can a spring last?
A 10,000-cycle spring system can last from 9 to 12 years. We typically install 18,000 cycle springs. The door is used by most people on average three times a day garage door opener for a year. The quality springs give us double the life.
My door will open.
Some garage door openers are built to lift up to 125 lbs. If an opener can raise that much weight, it will lower it, which is quite dangerous. If a spring is broken, don’t use your garage door.
What should I do?
If you can, contact us right away and our technicians will come for an emergency repair. A broken garage door spring can be dangerous. If possible, we recommend not to use the door.
I don’t want to be in that situation.
You should lubricate your garage door at least two times a year. Regular lubrication is needed for all components that are in contact with metal. Maintenance should be done every fall and spring.
Light oil can be sprayed on the springs to lubricating them. The springs are protected from surface rust and the noise is eliminated. The life of door springs can be extended.
Can you maintain my garage door for me?
We can! A multi-point check-up is offered for residential garage doors. Any needed adjustments and lubrication of metal components are included in the check-up. We will let you know if we find a part that needs to be replaced.
If you need a garage door or opener, please complete our contact us form or call us.
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