Garage Door Spring Repair
With almost a decade of experience, we at Express Garage Door Repair served hundreds of customers across New Jersey. Our team is built from professional, insured & licensed technicians that are available at your disposal 7-days a week, with no extra charge on the weekends. Contact us now to receive same-day repair from one of our experts!
Our Garage Door Spring Replacement Best Practices
Replacing the garage door springs is a complicated process that needs to be done by professionals who follow strict guidelines. For that reason, all of our technicians use the following best practices.
Replacing Both Springs
Not every garage door spring system uses two springs, but we will have to replace both for the ones who do. The reason is that springs work in sync, and if a spring exhorts a different force from the other one, it will cause the garage door an imbalance and might even pull it off-track.
Using the Right Garage Door Springs
The strongest and most durable springs aren’t always the right ones, as each garage door differs in weight and size. Due to that fact, our technicians carry with them more than 100 types of springs, so they can install the ones that are suitable for your garage door.
We will always start and finish a job with a safety inspection. That way we can ensure that every part of the garage door system works properly and that the garage is safe for use.
What Happens When the Springs Break?
Garage door springs exhort a lot of force to support the weight of the door and balance it. When one (or more) of the spring breaks, other parts of the garage door system need to support the door instead, and they aren’t strong enough to do so.
If you want to check the condition of your garage door springs, all you need to do is to look if the springs are in one piece. Alternativity, you can try to lift the garage door by hand and feel if it is heavy or not.
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are two types of garage door springs – extension & torsion. Each type functions differently and has its own advantages.
Extension garage door springs expand and contract during operation. They stretch out through pulleys and cables, which are usually attached to the corners of the garage door.
- Considerably affordable costs
Torsion garage door springs are designed to store energy from the tension in the garage door cables. This provides power for the torsion spring to twist on a horizontal bar located above the garage door, which then either closes or opens the door depending on which way it twists.
- Low risk of snapping due to durability
- It tends to last much longer overall
- Allows more control for smooth operation
Replacing Extension Springs with Torsion
Torsion springs are the more modern and recommend type of spring between the two., as they are considered safer & stronger. If you want to replace your current extension springs system with torsion springs we’ve got you covered.
What Not to Do After the Springs Break
If your garage door spring breaks, you should be careful. Due to the weight, a garage door with broken springs can damage the opening gears. Avoid lifting the door manually until you get it repaired.
The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself
Unless you have vast experience and knowledge with DIY repairs, we can’t stress enough about how much we advise against trying to replace your garage door springs by yourself. During the installation and after, a spring that wasn’t installed properly can cause severe injuries to the people around it.
Why trust us as your professional garage door repair company?
We only employ experts who are certified, skilled, and experienced in garage doors at Express Garage Door Repair. When you choose us for garage door spring repair services, you can be confident that you will receive low-cost prices that will save you money in the long run. Our spring replacement services not only preserve your garage door from harm; they also guarantee that other components of your garage door remain functional.
If your garage door isn’t working properly, it’s time to call in a specialist. We will replace your old, broken springs with new ones so that your door can open and close smoothly again. Don’t wait any longer – contact us today and trust us to replace garage door springs professionally.