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Broken Spring Replacement
Garage door springs are critical to the operation of your garage door. When operating properly the springs are what allows a 150 pound door to feel light as a feather when lifted manually. Garage door springs fall into two different categories and those are torsion springs or extension springs and each type helps counterbalance the weight of the door. Symptoms of a broken garage door spring include loud noise(s) when the spring breaks, a large gap in the spring where it used to be a single continuous coil and if the door is being raised or lowered the door could crash to the ground or come off track which could also lead to the cables coming off of the pulley (drum).
Broken Garage Door Spring? You’re Not Alone!
It’s early in the morning and you’re fast asleep. Suddenly, a loud noise wakes you. Climbing out of bed you search for the source, but finding nothing wrong you return to your warm bed. It isn’t until later that morning when, entering your garage to leave the house, you see it. The broken spring on your garage door. So your garage door spring is broken and you need to get to work or get the kids to school. Of all the luck, you think, this had to happen to you today. You may feel like your the first person this has happened to, but garage door springs are one of the most called on repairs in the garage door industry. Garage door springs support the entire weight of the garage door. The springs are wound or stretched under pressure, tightening and loosening as you close and open the garage door. It’s the garage door springs, not the garage door opener, that supports and lifts the 300 plus pounds of weight of the garage door. Like anything else under pressure, eventually your springs will break.
Garage doors have gone through several years of technological advancement and today’s garage door system is powered by a complex spring system. The importance of the springs in your garage door system can not be underrated. These springs work through a mechanism that allows them to easily pull up heavy-duty garage doors that you would otherwise not be able to lift manually. Having established the importance of garage door springs, it is imperative to understand that no matter how efficiently they work and how durable the springs may be, they are bound to wear out and break someday, as would anything under such immense pressure. When this happens, you will need a professional and affordable garage door repair service you can turn to for help. Infinity Garage Doors is just a call away.
The first sign of a broken spring in your garage door is a loud noise, caused by the snapping of the spring. You will also notice a wide gap where the spring used to coil up. A broken garage door spring is a serious hazard that requires urgent attention. Apart from the obvious inconvenience, a broken spring if left unattended leaves your garage door susceptible to more damage. As the spring counter-balances the weight of the door, when it breaks the door is left hanging with no support and it could come off its track, crash to the ground and pull out the cables from the pulley. There is also the possibility that it could fall on a person which would definitely cause a serious injury. Basically at the end of the day, you would be left with more expensive repairs, most of which could have been avoided if the broken garage door spring had been immediately replaced.
At Infinity Garage Door, our technicians are experts when it comes to installing and replacing broken garage door springs. There are two types of garage door springs – Extension and Torsion springs. Both types of springs are situated at different positions in the garage door system and as such, their replacement and installation slightly differ. No matter the unit that is fitted in your garage doors, there is no type of broken spring replacement service that our technicians can not handle. Our garage spring replacement services are not just efficient, they are also very cost-effective. We also make use of top-quality replacement parts to see to it that your garage door is running safely and smoothly.
When you call Infinity Garage Doors for your broken spring replacement service, we can guarantee that you will get the best possible results. Get in touch with us today for your broken garage spring replacement needs.