Have you ever had trouble with your garage door not opening properly or sometimes not at all? Garage doors have a rather large spring called a torsion spring. These springs, when broken, are one of the most common reasons for a garage door to not fully operate like it should. They are located above your garage door, and when broken, you can see the separation in the spring.
Torsion Springs are what lift the weight of the garage door. Most garage doors weigh between 150 to 250 pounds. When the torsion spring is broken, your garage door opener does not have the power to lift such a heavy object. Attempting to use a garage door opener to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause numerous parts on the opener to break, thus costing you even more money.
Attempting to lift a door with a broken torsion spring can be extremely dangerous, and attempting to replace the spring yourself is even more dangerous. You should never attempt to fix a broken spring yourself – only experienced, trained professionals like Discount Garage Door should ever touch torsion springs. Besides, these professionals know which spring to put on your door since there are hundreds of combinations of springs.
Torsion springs do not last forever and their lifespan is determined by the number of cycles the spring is rated to last. The door going up and down one time is what is referred to as a “cycle.” Standard torsion springs will last about 15,000 cycles. For example, if you use your garage door 4 times a day, you should get just over 10 years of life from your spring. So, the more you use your garage door, the shorter it’s lifespan.
Discount Garage Door offers expert service in replacing broken overhead garage door springs. Our springs ensure a longer life expectancy for the entire garage door system. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable technicians has the industries best experience in replacing broken springs on garage doors. We highly encourage you to contact us to handle this repair today! If you have a high cycle application, our garage door service team may be able to provide extended use high cycle springs.