The purpose of garage door springs is to offset the weight of a garage door. The springs allow the door to easily open and close. Regardless of whether you are opening the door by hand or using an automatic garage door opener, the door in both instances will easily go up and down only when your spring is adjusted properly.
Springs on a heavy door are truly nothing that you want to mess with as they are under extreme tension making them very dangerous. Since the springs are under high-tension they have a limited lifespan and over time can lose their effectiveness.
If a spring or lift cable breaks and the red emergency release handle is released, the door can actually come crashing down with nothing to stop it at nearly its full weight!
You might not have a firm grip on where to start when installing new springs -- No problem, we are here to help! We have outlined how to find replacement parts and start your garage door spring replacement project today!
Finding Garage Spring Repair Near Me
From broken springs to symptoms of imminent failure, at Loves Garage Doors we take the time to make a professional diagnosis to provide you with options to see if a simple repair is needed or a complete replacement is necessary to return your garage door to a safe, working condition.
Serving residential clients for all of their garage door repair needs, since 2013. Experienced in most major brands and manufacturers, our certified technicians are passionate about helping others.
Torsion Bar Garage Door Springs (Torsion Tube)
Garage door torsion springs, or torsion bars, run parallel to your garage door and are located directly above the door opening.
- These springs are tensioned, and the door is raised & lowered with a twisting action.
- When garage doors slide open, the springs unwind from the winding cone to help lift the door.
How Do I Know If My Garage Door Springs Are Failing?
Did you know that a garage door can weigh 200 or more pounds? With that in mind can you imagine the pressure that the springs and cables are under when raising or lowering the door. As the door springs age, the force required to lift the door can become apparent, showing noticeable signs of wear on the side of the spring.
Does Your Electric Door Opener Sound Like It's Straining When the Door Goes Up?
If so the pressure on the springs is starting to take a toll and spring replacement should be considered. You can try relieving some attention by loosening a quarter turn with an adjustable wrench or locking pliers, while keeping everything steady with a c-clamp. It's a good idea to research sources that are reputable and make sure you are following steps exactly as written when doing repairs.
You can also keep safe and save yourself the trouble by buying the parts from a hardware store and hiring a professional to do the repairing/troubleshooting.
Did You Hear a Loud Gunshot Sound Coming From Your Garage?
When garage door tension springs or lift cables suddenly break they can cause the garage door to slam down violently. The gunshot sound comes from a fully loaded, stretched or twisted spring fully tensioned giving way.
Please use caution; if the red emergency release handle is released after a spring breaks, the door can actually come crashing down with nothing to stop it from falling at nearly its full weight! Serious injury, especially to children can happen in this instance.
Garage Door Spring Repair in Phoenix AZ and surrounding Valley Cities including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Mesa, Tempe, Gilbert, and Chandler
Loves Garage Doors is a locally owned family business located in Phoenix, Arizona. We proudly provide the Valley providing superior garage door installation, opener replacement, and repair service with a passion for helping others.
Loves Doors relies solely on referrals from our clients. After all, who better to tell the story about your business than those who have trusted you to do the job right the first time, all at an affordable cost. With a team of certified technicians trained and experienced in diagnosing, repairing and installing a variety of garage doors, we repair most major brands and manufacturers.
- We respond to requests within 24 hours
- Certified technicians
- Professional diagnosis
- Preventative maintenance
- Experience with numerous garage door brands and manufacturers
- Quality installation and customer service
Get Started Phoenix Garage Door Spring Replacement in Phoenix Arizona
The best way to replace the springs on a heavy garage door is to hire professional garage service companies. Grab a piece of cardboard and a tape measure shoot us a call to find out the measurements. Double-life springs, torque-master springs, cable drums; no matter what you need for your project, we have it!
Contact the residential garage door professionals at Loves Garage Doors
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