Garage Door Noblesville

Spring Repair

Our Garage Door Spring Repair Best Practices

Your garage door springs are one of the most important parts of the opening and closing mechanism. They go under an enormous amount of pressure each time you open and close your door, which can make them dangerous if they break.

This is why we have a number of practices and guidelines in place when we work with your garage door. It’s crucial that your garage door spring replacement and maintenance is carried out when necessary and that you get an experienced, professional technician to do so out for you. Only a licensed technician can safely carry out repairs and maintenance work on your garage door spring.

Replacing Both Springs

If you’re having an issue with your garage door opening mechanism and this problem is related to a broken spring, our technician replaces both of them, even if only one spring is faulty. This is especially important if your garage door has extension springs. We do this because the springs work in conjunction with one another. If one of the springs is newer than the other, then it is likely to be stronger which can result in the garage door moving up and down unevenly in its tracks – throwing the whole door off track.

Using the Right Springs

At Garage Door & Opener Repair Noblesville, we only use the highest quality garage door springs on the market. For example, the torsion springs we use in our repairs last for around 10,000 cycles, which should be enough to last for many years, provided that you take care of your garage door and get the springs maintained on a regular basis. The same can be said regarding our extension springs. Even though they're not as durable as torsion springs, they'll still do the job for many many years to come.

Safety Inspection

Garage door springs can be dangerous, especially if they’re faulty. This is why we always start our repair work with a thorough safety inspection. By checking the garage door in advance, we can spot any potential issues that might arise while we ding the job. This helps us prevent accidents, keeping you and us safe. Only qualified professionals have the experience and tools required to perform a proper safety check of your garage door springs, which is why it’s important you hire someone with the appropriate background.

What Happens When the Springs Break?

Your garage door springs work as part of a sophisticated opening mechanism and assist the opener to move the garage door along its tracks, and which pull the door open and closed.

If a spring breaks or stops working, it may cause the garage door to open awkwardly or unevenly, potentially throwing the garage door off track. Also, your opener may make some odd noises, indicating that it’s working too hard, trying to lift the door by itself. As a result, you’ll notice the garage door lift a quarter way up and then close back down again. If you notice any of these signs, you should contact us as soon as you can. A dysfunctional garage door spring can be dangerous, especially if you continue to use the opener without getting it repaired.

We operate seven days a week and provide same-day service whenever possible. Our technicians are certified and qualified in providing spring repair and spring replacement, whether you have a broken torsion spring, broken extension spring, or other types of broken garage door springs.

Types of Garage Door Springs

There are two major types of garage door springs; torsion springs and extension springs. Both types of springs work their own way and have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Extension Springs

Extension Springs

Extension springs work to open your garage door by counterbalancing the weight of the door.

Advantages of Extension Springs

Extension springs are generally the more affordable option for garage door springs. Also, extension springs are often slightly easier to install and remove because of how they attach to the opening mechanism.

Disadvantages of Extension Springs

Many people find that extension springs break down or fail earlier and more easily than torsion springs. This means that you might not get as much bang for your buck as you could with a torsion spring.

Torsion Springs

Torsion Springs

The other major type of garage door spring is a torsion spring, which opens your garage door by providing and working against torsion in the opening mechanism.

Advantages of Torsion Springs

Torsion springs tend to be hardier and last longer than extension springs. As such, they’re a better investment in the long run and are also safer to use long-term. 

Disadvantages of Torsion Springs

Being the hardier option of the two, torsion springs tend to be pricier and, therefore, more of an investment.

What Not to Do After the Springs Break

The last thing you should do after your garage door springs break is to try and open or lift the door by yourself. If you try to lift the door, you might damage the opener and the other parts of the mechanism. Also, garage doors are heavy, and a door with a broken opener is essentially dead weight. You should treat it as a safety hazard until a professional has looked at it.

The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself

Garage door springs are part of a complex opening mechanism. If you try to replace the springs yourself, you risk damaging the mechanism, and installing the springs incorrectly may cause the opener to malfunction. In turn, this can cause the door to suddenly close, which is a serious safety hazard. This is why we recommend you contact a professional if you have any issues with your garage door.

Why Trust Us
As Your Professional
Garage Door Repair Company

At Greenwood Garage Door & Opener Repair, we have an expert team with years of experience. Professionally qualified, our technicians can assist you with garage door spring repair or replacement at our competitive, affordable rates. Don’t hesitate to contact us today so we can get to work as soon as possible.