A Broken Garage Door Spring
As a garage door repair professional, we get phone calls from homeowners who have a problem with their garage door. While it may seem like a difficult task to diagnose an issue, determining if you have a broken spring on your garage door is relatively easy. In this blog, we will walk you through the signs of A Broken Garage Spring and how you can confirm if this is your issue.
Signs of a broken Garage Door Spring
The most obvious sign of a broken spring is that your garage door will not open properly. If your garage door is stuck “down” and is having difficulty lifting (maybe only a few inches), it is likely that one or both of your springs have broken. Another sign is a loud noise coming from the garage door. A loud bang or snapping noise when you try to open or close your garage door may indicate that a spring has broken.
Another way to determine if you have a broken spring is by performing a visual inspection. Torsion springs are typically located above the garage door and are what lift the door with the help of a metal shaft. Extension springs, on the other hand, are located on each side of the garage door and work by stretching and contracting to lift the door. If you can see that one of the springs is visibly broken or has a gap in it, then your spring has broken. It is important to note that while torsion springs are located above the door, they can be covered by a metal sheet in some models, so you may not be able to see them.
Another way to confirm if you have a broken spring is by attempting to lift the garage door manually. If the door is difficult to lift, or if you notice that one side of the door is heavier than the other, it is likely that one of the springs has broken or may need to have tension added. If you can lift the door with ease, then the issue may not be with the springs, but with the opener or another component of the garage door.
What To Do
Once you have determined that you have a broken spring, it is time to call a professional garage door technician to repair or replace the spring. Attempting to repair or replace a garage door spring on your own can be dangerous, as the springs are under a significant amount of tension and can cause severe injury to you or your garage door. A professional will have the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to repair or replace the spring safely and efficiently.
In conclusion, determining if you have a broken spring on your garage door is relatively straightforward. Look for signs such as a garage door that is stuck in the down position, an unusual noise, or a visual inspection that shows a broken spring. If you suspect, you have a broken spring please do not hesitate to give us a call.
The Wright Door Co. is ready to answer any question that you may have, please give us a call at 314-484-3667, 636-293-3007 or 618-698-8058 and let us deliver Quality You Expect, Service You Deserve.