The list of reasons that you may have a broken garage door spring that needs repair is a long one, but Fix Garage Doors CA can help you no matter what the issue. If we feel it’s better to replace the spring, we’ll make that recommendation to you, and we’ll come ready with the spare parts to get the job done.
Garage Door Spring Repair & Replacement
Have you heard a loud bang? Does your garage door open a few inches only? It might be a broken spring! A broken garage door spring can be frustrating and inconvenient. Unfortunately, at some point, your garage door spring will reach its life expectancy and will wear out and snap.
A spring replacement or spring installation is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. With so many different spring setups, wire sizes, lengths and more, it is important a broken spring is repaired with the correct replacement. A trained professional at Fix Garage Doors CA will ensure your replacement spring balances the garage door weight properly, allowing the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an electric opener.
Variety of Garage Door Springs
There are several types of garage door spring systems that are the most commonly used, extension springs and torsion springs.
Extension springs are mounted on both sides of the garage door alongside the track. The extension springs provide the energy needed to open the garage door while the cable and pulley system does the actual lifting. If any one of these components is damaged or not installed properly, the system will not function properly.
Torsion springs are mounted horizontally on a bar just above the garage door opening. These springs are mounted on a shaft that spans the entire width of the door. As a rule, when a torsion spring breaks, these cables will lose tension and pop off of the drums. Again, the spring provides the energy needed to open the door, while the cables, which are attached to the drums, do the actual lifting of the door. If any of these components are not installed properly or damaged, the system will not function safely and in the proper order.
Less popular setups include the Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring System and the EZ-Set Torsion Spring System. As TorqueMaster systems have such a short life span from 1 to 10 years, Fix Garage Doors can convert your garage door to a traditional torsion spring system for greater longevity.
Expected Lifespan of the Garage Door Spring
Garage door springs have a limited lifespan. This lifespan is measured in cycles, with the door going up and coming back down counting as one cycle. While there are various lifespan options, the most common garage door springs come with a 10,000 cycle life expectancy. Your spring replacement frequency will be determined by your garage door usage. Below you can see the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle spring determined by daily use; for example, the longevity is about 14 years, you use it twice daily, 7 years if you use it four times a day, about three years if it is used eight times daily.
In case, when the springs reach their life-cycle, they may break, effectively releasing all the tension and no longer assisting to balance the door. That is why it is important to never walk under a garage door in motion. Replacing a garage door spring can be very dangerous, and, thus, we highly recommend contacting the local garage door repair experts to handle this repair today.
Garage Door is Heavy and Hard to Move
If your garage door is heavy and hard to move, there’s a good chance you need garage door extension spring repair. This is a common problem and one of the main indicators to us that a faulty spring is at the heart of your problem. We’ll fix it or replace it and restore your door to proper working order.
The Door Won’t Go Up Properly.
Fix Garage Doors CA has come across many garage doors that won’t open properly over the years. While it may be an issue with your automatic garage door opener, a broken spring is the item causing your frustration in many cases. It’s one of the first things we’ll check when we arrive on-site to diagnose the problem. The spring may need a little lubrication, or it may be something a little more serious. Whatever the root cause is, we’ll find it and fix it for you.
The Door is out of Alignment
If your door is out of alignment, it may not close properly, or you may be left with a gap at the bottom when the door is in the closed position. We’ll confirm if the spring is broken and causing your door to go off track. If it is, we’ll provide you with an estimate for the repair work before proceeding. Once we have your permission to complete the repairs, we’ll replace the spring and realign the door.
There are Loud Noises when Opening the Door
If you hear some loud or strange noises when opening your garage door with your remote, there’s a good chance there’s something wrong with one or more springs. Our technicians will find the source, and if it is the springs, they’ll replace them if they can’t be repaired.
We Fix Garage Door Springs of All Popular Brands
It’s taken a lot of hard work to become one of the most trusted names for garage door spring repair in Toronto, but we’ve made it happen by showing up when we promise, doing the repairs right the first time and always charging a fair price. If you have a broken or faulty garage door spring, we want to be your first call.
Some of the garage door brands we can repair include Genie, Craftsman, Liftmaster and Chamberlain. If you have a different brand installed in your garage, ask our customer service rep when you call for an appointment — we can likely help you with that as well. Here’s how we can help with your broken garage door spring:
- Replace damaged spring
- Rigorously test newly replaced springs
- Realign springs that are off track
- Apply lubrication to springs if needed
- Reapply torsion to the springs if needed
- Clean any dirt and debris from springs
Whether your door is in a residential or light commercial setting, Fix Garage Doors CA is ready to step in and help in Greater Toronto Area. Call us now to set up an appointment at 888-242-0777.