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Why You Should Always Call a Professional for Garage Door Spring Repair

It all comes down to math. Garage door springs only have so many cycles in them — between about 10,000 and 15,000 — depending on the type and quality of the spring and garage door. And if you use your garage door an average of 3 or more times per a day, that easily adds up to 1,000 per year. Which means every decade or so, you’ll need a new spring. You’ll either need to replace or repair your garage door spring.

And we know, the DIY movement is really popular right now. And we try to help by sharing tips and techniques to do garage door repairs yourself. But we stop short when it comes to garage door spring repair. It’s just too dangerous. You should absolutely call a professional garage door repair service. They have the tools, knowledge and expertise to do it effectively. Chances are, you don’t. A professional can provide the best garage door repair because they know what they are doing.

Dangerous Tension

Garage door springs are under an incredible amount of tension. This stored energy, after all, is what makes lifting a several hundred pound garage door seem so easy. But should they snap, they release with an incredible violent force. This can cause serious bodily injury — even death. The risk just isn’t worth it. Garage door spring repair should always be done by a professional garage door repair company.

We do recommend visually inspecting your garage door springs from time to time. Look for any signs of rust, brittleness or sagging. If you spot anything concerning, call a professional garage door repair company for a more thorough inspection.

Garage Door Parts Explained

There are numerous parts of the garage door that all synch together to ensure it works smoothly. The springs store the energy required to lift and lower the door. There are 2 types of garage door springs — torsion and extension. Torsion springs wind up as the door closes. Mounted on each side of the garage door, extension springs are also under an incredible amount of tension — stored energy that lifts the door. Tracks and rollers provide “the runway” so to speak for the door to travel. The trolley or carriage connects to the overhead arm so the opener can automatically raise or lower the door at the touch of a button. Rollers are the wheels that run along the track to give the garage door its motion.