Garage door springs are the primary component that allows your garage to open and close smoothly. Although these springs are sturdy, high-tension steel in the springs has a limited life span, and over time, it will rust, crack or break altogether if not replaced on time.
The average garage door opens and closes 3-5 times a day. With frequent opening and closing, your spring is at risk for fatigue failure and may need replacement or repair before it fails.
If you notice any abnormal sounds from your garage door, such as squeaking or grinding, you should contact us and get it inspected right away. Weak springs can cause your garage door to come off its track and fall off its hinges. Also, if the spring breaks, it could damage your garage door’s opener, making it difficult to operate when needed.
Signs Your Spring Needs Replacement
To determine whether your garage door spring needs replacement, check out the following symptoms:
- Stretched out or elongated springs when you open the door.
- Squeaky noises from the garage door opener.
- There is rust on the springs or other moving parts of the door.
- Signs of damage, such as cracks on the garage door springs.
When springs near their end of life, the force required to lift the garage door increases, meaning it takes more energy to open or close it. If you notice your garage door working harder than usual, consider having your garage door repaired or replacing your damaged spring with one that’s stronger and longer lasting.
Benefits of Garage Door Spring Replacement
Many homeowners ignore the warning signs their garage door gives due to faulty springs and keep using the door. As a result, it can damage other doors’ components while hampering the garage door’s functionality.
Here are some benefits of getting the springs replaced:
A faulty spring might not be able to bear the door’s weight, and it can cause severe damage to you and the property. It can also ruin your beautiful car. It is vital to get the springs replaced when you notice early signs such as loud banging noises and rust.
- Reduced Maintenance
Garage doors with old parts, such as springs, are more likely to break down and require frequent maintenance or repairs. By opting for spring replacement, you can protect yourself from the sequence of frequent repairs.
- Improves Lifespan of the Door
Garage doors don’t come cheap, so maintaining your asset is the easiest way to make it last longer. Replacing springs and other wearable parts regularly enhances the lifespan of the door.
- It’s Easier on Your Pocket
Replacing faulty garage door parts such as springs reduce the risk of significant failures. Thus, saving you from a hefty expense. Also, if you take care of your garage door as per the installer’s recommendations, it reduces the chances of voiding the warranty.
Garage Door Springs We Replace
Every garage door has different types of springs depending on when the door was installed, and its brand. Our technicians have extensive experience repairing all kinds of garage door springs with an eye for detail, and they know what replacements work best on each type of garage door spring.
- Extension Springs
Extension springs are used on most overhead garage doors. These fully expand and contract to allow for the movement of the entire door. With regular maintenance, extension springs can last up to 10,000 cycles.
- Torsion Springs
Torsion springs allow for smooth action of the door by allowing for constant tension while maintaining the door’s position. Torsion Springs are sturdier and have a good lifespan; they can last between 15,000 and 20,000 cycles.
Want To Know If Your Garage Door Springs Are Expiring? Contact Door-Mart™ Garage Doors
You may think your garage door will remain in place forever, but time eventually catches up with us all. Whether it’s a broken spring or worn-out cables, there’s always something that needs fixing, and if left unattended, problems begin to appear. Call us today at 1-800-829-9833 and let our team of experts provide you with a free estimate for spring replacement.