Garage doors may look simple from the exterior, but for your garage door to work perfectly every time, each of the precision parts needs to be operating properly. A simple problem with a garage door spring could mean that your garage door stops working completely – a common problem with some annoying repercussions!
A garage door that’s out of action is no good to anyone, so at Spring Repair Plantation, we make sure that garage doors in Chicago are never out of action for long. Our garage door repair and replacement service can cover all the common faults that can occur with garage parts over time, so you always have a full peace of mind that your garage is in excellent working order. If the spring has gone on your garage door, then give Spring Repair Plantation a call today and have your garage door restored to perfect working order as soon as possible!
ROLE OF SPRING REPAIR IN GARAGE DOOR
The purpose of a garage door spring is to offset the weight of the door, which then allows the door to open and close as it should. Springs are relied upon in both manual and automatic doors and can be found in a large majority of garage door types. Depending on the type of garage door, there’ll normally be either one or multiple torsion springs, or extension springs installed. In doors with torsion springs, the springs are installed parallel to the door. The springs wind up when the door is closed and then unwind when the door is opened. This process creates the energy needed to help lift the weight of the garage door.
In doors with extension springs, the springs are installed perpendicular to the door. This system works in a similar way to torsion spring doors, but instead, opening the door stretches the spring. The energy then stored in the spring makes the door significantly easier to open. No matter whether you have a garage door with a extension spring or a torsion spring, Spring Repair Plantation can help in the event of a breakage. Not sure which spring your garage door has? Just give us a call today and we’ll assess the door and repair any problems (754) 704-0772.
How Can You Tell If the Garage Door Spring Has Broken?
As the garage door spring plays such a vital role in the primary function of your garage door, you’re likely to know straight away if the spring has broken. Once the garage door spring has broken, the entire garage door opening system will stop working. This will cause the door to become very heavy, to such an extent that you may not be able to lift it anymore.
If you’re in the immediate area when the spring breaks, then you’re also likely to hear it happen, as it can be very loud. A garage door spring breaking can also be incredibly dangerous, so if you have any concerns about the health of the springs, it’s best to call in a professional to have a look (754) 704-0772.
Before the garage door spring breaks, you may start to notice that the garage door is getting harder to lift, as the weight is no longer being offset as effectively by the springs this will get steadily worse over time, until the spring eventually breaks. If the garage door is automatic, then you may also notice that the mechanism is no longer working as smoothly. In some cases, there may not be any outward sign that the spring is almost at breaking point.
If you’ve noticed that your garage door is starting to become harder to open, then it’s important to contact Garage Door Around The Clock as soon as possible. Catching the spring before it breaks can be much safer and mean that you’re not unexpectedly left without access to your garage.
WHAT CAUSES A GARAGE DOOR SPRING TO BREAK?
There’s only so long that a garage door spring can cope with the amount of tension that it’s repeatedly subjected to, and as such, all garage door springs have a limited lifespan. Wear and tear over the years will eventually cause the spring to reach the end of its life and then it’ll require replacement.
The exact lifespan of a garage door spring will depend on the quality of the spring. some are designed to last for 10,000 uses, whilst others can last for twice the amount of time. While the expected lifespan of the spring can give some indication as to when it’ll need replacing, there are other factors that can influence how long it’ll last, such as:
Rust can drastically reduce the lifespan of a garage door spring as it’ll weaken the spring and there will be more friction on the coil.
Wrong Spring Installed
Some garage doors will have one spring, whilst others could have four. If the wrong springs are installed, or the number of springs is insufficient, then they could fail sooner.
Lack of Maintenance
Lack of Adjustment
Garage door springs that are in perfect balance will work smoothly, but sometimes the springs become unbalanced. If this occurs, then the springs will need to be professionally adjusted to prevent a reduced lifespan.
Fluctuations in temperature could cause an already weakened spring to break or decrease the lifespan of the spring. It’s important to keep the springs in a garage door well-maintained in hot and cold weather.
Many factors can determine how quickly or slowly a spring reaches the end of its lifespan, but even with the best maintenance and regular adjustments, the spring will need replacing eventually. If your garage door spring looks or feels like its nearing the end of its life, just one call to Garage Door Around The Clock is all that’s needed to restore your garage back to perfect order with a new high-quality spring.