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If your garage door spring is malfunctioning there’s several possible causes. The most obvious options are the garage door itself or the garage door opener. These are certainly important components but they’re just a few of the various types of garage door repairs. You might be surprised that even tiny parts like springs can affect the functionality of the garage door.

The Importance of Garage Door Springs

Many garage door owners don’t pay much attention to small components of their garage door like the springs. However, each and every part is important to keep the unit operating at 100% efficiency. It’s a big mistake to think only big parts are important for your garage door. This is one of the main reasons you should put more focus on the garage door springs. Like an orchestra when each part of the garage door is working the whole unit is more effective and efficient. Lion Garage Doors can help to make sure replacement parts like springs are added to your unit property in order for it to work as efficiently as possible. We offer 24/7 emergency service so you can call us anytime during the night or day to get your springs replaced. We also don’t charge more for repairs done during evenings and weekends!

Garage Door Broken Spring Repair
Garage Door Broken Spring Repair

Another big issue related to your garage door’s springs is the units themselves are big and heavy. If the springs and other parts aren’t working effectively it can result in safety issues, which is something you’ll want to avoid when you’re entering/exiting the garage in your vehicle. Since the early 1990s garage doors have contained sensors that pick up people or objects in its path while they’re opening or closing.

Another major issue is damaged/broken garage door springs can cause a safety issue. In fact, they can be very dangerous. Before you consider making repairs/replacements it’s critical to know the most important safety tips to follow.

There’s various possible problems related to the springs. Our company has the knowledge and experience to pinpoint the problem. This in turn will help to get your garage door operating at 100% again. When replacing any parts on your garage door it’s important to make sure it’s done property to get the best results. That’s why you should consider contacting our company to handle the work. It will be done in a timely and effective manner.

You could certainly consider making spring replacement a DIY project. However, it’s important to consider an automatic garage door is a large unit with several morning parts. If you don’t know what you’re doing it could cause unwanted results in terms of the door’s operation and even injuries. Those are both situations you’ll definitely want to avoid so a better option is to let us handle everything for you.

Replacing Garage Door Springs
Replacing Garage Door Springs

Types of Garage Door Springs

There’s two main types of springs used for garage doors. There’s torsion springs that are attached a little above the closed door. Meanwhile, extension springs are situated on both sides above the upper tracks. Our company can help to determine which spring(s) should be replaced. In some cases just one type of spring is damaged and in other cases both types are damaged.

It’s highly recommended to have one of our professional repairmen conduct a thorough inspect to determine whether or one or both types of springs should be replaced. In some cases it’s better to replace the springs due to regular wear and tear in order to save time, effort, and money required to do it later.

Garage Door Springs and Safety

It’s important to note that the springs on garage doors are tightly wound. In order words they’re under lots of tension. So when the springs break or a novice tries to fix them it can cause a lot of problems. Even if you’re a DIYer it’s highly recommended to have a trained professional replace the garage door’s springs. This is especially true of the door is old or is functioning like it’s old. Safety could become an even bigger issue so it’s wise to contact our company so the job is done correctly and safely.

In some cases the springs don’t need to be replaced and some lubricant can do the trick. However, it’s still important to have a professional check out everything. You won’t want to use a small fix when there’s a bigger problem and vice versa.

Top Causes of Spring Replacement

There’s a wide range of things that can cause the need to replace your garage door springs including:

1. Out-of-balance Springs

If your garage door opens/closes smoothly/quietly it’s a sign it’s functioning well. However, when that’s not the case it’s a red flag that there’s a problem and it could be a major one. There’ a basic test you can do. Try to open/close the garage door manually. If it’s tough to operate manually then the spring might be out of balance. Failing to fix the problem can result in more worn and/or broken parts.

Make sure to contact us if that’s the case. We can inspect your entire garage door and determine what needs to be fixed. Our repairmen are fully trained and use high-quality springs to get your garage door operating at 100% again.

2. Safety Cables

The two main kinds of garage door springs work differently. A door that contains extension springs has a safety cable on both sides of the door. They run through  spring and are connected to the wall/ceiling. The cables are a big safety feature of garage doors. They help to control a broken spring so if your safety cable is damaged it could affect its ability to control broken springs. Meanwhile, if your garage door doesn’t contain any safety cables at all it’s time to call us immediately. Our company can inspect your garage door and determine whether or not the springs and/or cables need to be replaced. 

3. Spring Brackets

The springs of your garage door are connected to brackets located at the bottom of the garage door. The brackets are under tons of tension and only a professional should maintain them. Call our company ASAP if these parts are damaged or broken.