Springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door. If they end up breaking apart, it leaves your garage door in a vulnerable position. Don’t let something like this happen to you. If you need professional services for spring repair, Capitol Garage Doors is a good place to start.
what happens when the springs break
Springs act as a weight counterbalance for your garage door, meaning it can raise and lower without any issues. There are two different types of garage door springs, which are torsion and extension. Torsion uses a chain drive, while extension uses a belt drive.
If you have a broken torsion spring or broken extension spring, your garage door cannot safely operate without the risk of injury. There are visual indicators of broken springs. For example, if the spring is split into two pieces, it’s likely damaged due to sheer force. If your door doesn’t open or close properly, it’s another indicator.
Since a broken spring can happen any day of the week, Capitol Garage Door offers a seven-day service. Whether you need spring repair or spring replacement, our certified technicians can handle it with ease. We also offer affordable prices.
our garage door spring best practices
Capitol Garage Doors uphold ourselves to a high standard, especially in regards to spring repair. We offer some of the best practices for your garage door needs.
replacing both springs
We first send a licensed technician to check the number of springs you need to be repaired. For example, we can replace one or two torsion springs. If you only have one broken extension spring, we must replace both of them; the reason for this is so your garage door doesn’t fall off the track. Keep in mind springs work together. If we only replace one spring, you still have another one. Since that spring ends up stronger, there is an uneven balance of power. Eventually, your garage door can misalign and fall off track.
using the right springs
Capitol Garage Doors use only the highest-grade materials to replace your garage door springs. The springs we use are high cycle, which means you get about 10,000 cycles for each of these springs. These can last for several years, so you don’t have to worry about the springs breaking down anytime soon.
types of garage door springs
Capitol Garage Doors can repair torsion and extension springs. Since each of them works differently, it’s important to make a distinction between the two springs.
Located above your garage door are the torsion springs. These metallic objects are coil-shaped and use torque movement when your garage door moves. Torsion springs are quite popular among homeowners due to their accessibility.
Advantages of Torsion Springs
● Strong defensive properties
● Can last for longer time periods
● Allows smooth operation
During operation, extension springs expand and contract. These types of springs stretch out via a pulley. Attached to the springs are a series of cables that connect to the bottom corners of your garage door.
Advantages of Extension Springs
● One of the less expensive spring types
● It takes up very little space
● Generally reliable
Replacing Extension Springs with Torsion
Torsion springs are often considered a better long-term investment than extension springs. If you have the latter and wish to replace it with the former, we can get right to work. Capitol Garage Doors partners with Wayne Dalton to install a patented Torque Spring. What makes these springs effective is it uses radial force instead of linear. These metallic coiled springs have the power and speed to operate heavier garage doors as a result.
What Not to Do After the Springs Break
If your garage door springs break at any point, be careful not to touch anything. A garage door with a broken spring cannot function properly, which means you are at risk of hurting yourself. Without the springs to counterbalance weight, these heavy garage doors can fall at any time. If you are nearby when this happens, it can lead to serious injury or death.
Here is what you need to do. If you see a broken spring lying on the floor, don’t manually open your door; it’s a potential safety hazard since it can crash down. If you can see the spring is split in two, then stay away from the garage door. You don’t want to risk the spring flying across the room since it can hit you.
The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself
Please leave it to a professional service company. Garage door repair requires the right knowledge and tools for the job. Without either, you can end up paying extra at a hardware store. Repairing broken springs take up too much time. It’s also dangerous to perform these jobs alone.
Why trust us as your professional garage door repair company?
Capitol Garage Doors can handle everything from spring repair or spring replacement. You need to install new springs with the utmost professional care. We comply with all the major safety regulations to keep you safe and sound. Our technicians are licensed to inspect, replace, and repair garage door springs. They also carry years of experience.
We can save your money in the long run. Don’t waste hundreds to thousands of dollars buying equipment you might not have the expertise to use. Leave it to us so that we can do all the hard work for you. We also make sure no damage is done during the entire process. You can rest assured your garage door works as good as new.