Garage door components will break down for quite a few reasons, but one of the common reasons that I experience most often is the “garage door torsion spring”. These springs are located at the top of the garage door to make the 300 to 400 pounds of garage door move easily. Unfortunately, the weight of the garage door does impose stress on springs which can cause them damage. It is also important that you get garage door springs replaced as fast as they break down because it can cause severe headaches if you are not able to deal with the problems. It is strongly suggested that consult a professional garage door expert like, Katy TX Garage Door Repair Service to replace the broken springs safely.
The life cycle of garage door springs: The life of garage door springs are normally rated in “cycles” which means how many time the springs will be ideal to work before it breaks. Even the high-quality springs used by professional contractors are rated for almost 30,000 cycles and more. It is supposed that you have a well-functional garage door that is opened and closed about six times a day, it is expected that you can get about 11 years of useful life before they break.
Types of springs: There are two common types of springs used on residential buildings; one is torsion spring and the other is extension spring. An overhead garage door that uses a torsion spring normally has one spring mounted at the top of the garage door with a spindle running through it. When the garage door opens and closes the torsion spring coil or uncoil and clamps down on the spindle. These springs work by generating and releasing the tension to support the garage door to work. Extension garage door springs typically mounted on either side of the garage door that stretch out and bounce back when the garage door moves.
Garage door spring repair services: You may be thinking how do I know if my springs on the garage door need replacement and what do I do about them? Some clear indications of broken garage door springs may include the garage door opener strains to raise it; you may hear loud snapping sounds when the garage door is operating, and the garage door is hanging at any angle.
If you have a broken spring, I strongly recommend that contact a certified, qualified, and experienced garage door technician for help. In fact, torsion springs hold a high amount of pressure that needs to be released properly to avoid turning the broken garage door springs into a potentially harmful object. In addition to this, a garage door needs to be balanced properly to avoid causing an additional burden on the garage door opener.