Garage Door Spring
As a garage door repair technician. We cannot stress enough the importance of having a broken garage door spring repaired by a professional rather than attempting a DIY fix. Not only is it dangerous to attempt such a repair on your own (between 20,000 and 30,000 people are seen in Emergency Rooms each from attempting to repair their own garage door), but it can also lead to further damage to your garage door and even injury if done improperly.
Garage door springs are under a significant amount of tension, and if not handled properly, can cause severe injury. These springs are responsible for lifting the weight of the garage door. If they were to snap or break while being handled by a homeowner, the results could be catastrophic. The garage door spring repair job requires special tools and knowledge that a professional possesses.
Furthermore, attempting to repair your garage door spring can also lead to further damage to the door itself. Improperly installed or adjusted (wound) springs can cause the door to become misaligned. This could lead to issues with the opener, track, and even the door itself. This can lead to additional and costly repairs that could have been avoided by hiring a professional.
There are 2 different types of spring systems commonly used on garage doors, torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are located horizontally above the garage door and are wound to lift the door with 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. Both types of springs are under high tension and need to be handled with great care.
Different garage door models and brands may have different spring sizes and specifications. A professional technician will be able to identify the type of spring system you have. As well as the size and wire diameter of the spring that is needed for your specific garage door. They will also be able to advise you on the best options for replacement springs, such as upgrading to a higher-grade spring for added durability.
The technician will also lubricate and provide a thorough inspection of your garage door and its components. Ensuring that there are no other potential issues that need to be addressed. This can help to prevent future problems and prolong the life of your garage door.
What to Do
When it comes to repairing a broken garage door spring, it is crucial to leave it to the professionals. Not only is it safer, but it can also save you money in the long run by preventing further damage and prolonging the life of your garage door. If you have any questions please give The Wright Door Co. a call at 314-484-3667, 636-293-3007 or 618-968-8058 to deliver Quality You Expect, Service You Deserve.