Signs You Need Garage Door Spring Repair

Posted on: August 21, 2014

You know that your garage door is pretty heavy—but have you ever considered which parts of the system are doing most of the heavy lifting? Most people haven’t. Not until, that is, the door completely stops working. If your garage door is broken, either because it is stuck open, shut, or somewhere in between, there is a good chance it means you need to call a Clearwater professional for spring repair.

These pieces of steel have to deal with a lot of heavy wear and tear over time, so it makes sense that they eventually deteriorate. The good news is that repairing them is fairly simply—so long as you hire the right garage company to handle the job safely and efficiently for you.

Signs You Need Spring Repair

You either have one of two types of garage door springs: extension or torsion. Extensions are perpendicular to the door on either side and resemble big, metal elastics that stretch when the door goes down. A torsion is a steel bar across the top of the door and both are wound under tension. If only one of your springs breaks, chances are the other will be soon behind it, so it is better to have both replaced at the same time.

There are a number of reasons why these springs can break. Some of them include:

  • Poorly installed/maintained springs
  • Extreme fluctuations in weather
  • General wear and tear
  • Improper adjustments

If you are present when your door suddenly stops working, and you hear a large snapping noise, chances are the problem is definitely with the springs. In most cases when this happens the door is already down, but not always.

In some cases, high-tension springs can snap and cause the door to fall completely. There are many dangerous scenarios that can happen when someone tries to inspect or repair a broken garage door themselves, and this is just one of them. If you suspect you need spring repairs, it is imperative you call a professional company. You also want to avoid messing around with any of the door’s parts because if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could very well cause more damage. This may result in even more necessary repairs.

Clearwater Garage Door Repair Company

We understand that this is one particular area of the home you can’t really wait to have fixed. Whether your car is stuck inside and you need to get to work, or having the door stuck open is simply a safety hazard to your family and belongings, you can rely on us at Lift Pro Garage to get it resolved in a timely and affordable manner. We offer 24.7 emergency services, as well as full garage door installations and replacements.

With more than 15 years’ experience serving the Clearwater area, we have the skill and knowledge to work on all makes and models of garage doors including LiftMaster, Stanley, Raynor, Craftsman, and Genie. Give us a call today to get a free estimate for garage door spring repairs: 727-799-3667.