garage door spring repair Burr Ridge, IL

garage door spring repair
Burr Ridge, IL

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Same-day Torsion & Extension Spring Repair

When it comes to repairing your garage door springs, choosing the right expert is crucial. The springs not only need to be made from quality steel but also fit your specific garage door. Our technicians at A-Plus Garage Door Repair carry with them more than 100 different types of springs and are on call 7-day a week, with no extra charge on the weekends. Call us now to receive a same-day visit from one of our experts!

Signs That Your Garage Door Spring May Need to Be Replaced

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Wear, tear, and time are the primary causes of a broken garage door spring. The following are the most common signs of a broken garage door spring:

    • The door rises halfway and then comes back down. Furthermore, the door feels extremely heavy when trying to lift it manually.
    • When you look at the spring you can start to see small dents around it. If the spring is completely broken, it will no longer be in one piece.
    • Unwound cables – most of the time when your garage door cables are unwound, the source of the issue lies with the springs.

Signs That Your Garage Door Spring May Need to Be Replaced

broken-garage-door-spring

Wear, tear, and time are the primary causes of a broken garage door spring. The following are the most common signs of a broken garage door spring:

-The door rises halfway and then comes back down. Furthermore, the door feels extremely heavy when trying to lift it manually.

-When you look at the spring you can start to see small dents around it. If the spring is completely broken, it will no longer be in one piece.

-Unwound cables – most of the time when your garage door cables are unwound, the source of the issue lies with the springs.

Our Garage Door Spring Repair Best Practices

Replacing Both Springs

Two springs system work in harmony with one another, and with the thousands of cycles, a garage door spring will lose its strength before it breaks. Even if only one spring breaks, both must be replaced at the same time, otherwise, the door won’t lift evenly, and there is a possibility that the door may come off the track.

Using the Right Springs

The springs not only need to be of high-quality, but they should also fit to the door. Garage door vary in size and weight; therefore, every door needs a spring with different tension. Our experts carry with them more than 100 different springs and will install the one that suites your garage door.

Safety Inspection

Before proceeding with spring replacement and after the job, A-Plus Garage Door Repair specialists complete a thorough safety inspection. That way our experts ensure that all other hardware and parts are in good condition and working well.

Types of Garage Door Springs

Extension Springs

extension garage door spring

Mounted on both sides of the garage door tracks, extension springs always come in pairs. If you have an extension spring system, it is important to check if there are safety cables attached to the springs. Without these cables, the springs will shatter once they break and might cause injuries.

Torsion Springs

torsion garage door spring

Mounted on a horizontal bar above the door, torsion springs can work both as a single unit or as a pair. The way these springs work is by twisting, they get tighten when the garage door is closing and unwind when it is opening.

Extension vs. Torsion Springs, Which is Better?

When comparing the types, torsion springs are the clear winner. The reason is that torsion springs last longer, more durable, safer and do a better job in balancing the garage door.

Replacing Extension Springs with Torsion Springs

As mentioned, torsion springs are more durable and last longer than extension springs. If the garage door is currently fitted with an extension spring system, our experts can easily replace an extension spring system with a torsion spring system.

torsion springs vs extension springs

What Not to do After the Garage Door Spring Breaks

A garage door with a broken spring should not be opened or closed. This is especially true if the door has an automatic opener. As the typical garage door can weigh upwards of 400 pounds, do not attempt to lift it manually. A garage door with a broken spring is a safety hazard and must be repaired by skilled technicians.

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Contact the Experts at A-Plus Garage Door Repair 7 Days A Week!

Contact the Experts at A-Plus Garage Door Repair 7 Days A Week!

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