Garage Door Parts - Garage Door SpringsThe most common problem with garage doors that requires repair is often related to issues with the garage door springs. Springs are crucial components that help in the opening and closing of the garage door by counterbalancing its weight.

Over time, garage door springs can become worn out, stretched, or broken due to the high tension they are under during regular use. When this happens, the garage door may not open or close properly, or it may operate with difficulty or make loud noises.  Garage Doors & More (479-250-2069) can help repair issues caused by broken springs.

What is a Garage Door Spring?

A garage door spring is a type of mechanical component used in garage door systems to assist in the opening and closing of the door. These springs are essential for counterbalancing the weight of the garage door, making it easier to lift manually or with the assistance of a garage door opener.

Without springs, the garage door would be extremely heavy and difficult to lift or lower, posing a safety hazard and requiring significant effort to operate.

Overall, garage door springs play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of garage doors by providing the necessary counterbalance to support the door’s weight during opening and closing.

It’s important to note that garage door springs are under high tension and can be dangerous if mishandled or improperly maintained. Therefore, any repairs or replacements of garage door springs should be performed by one of our trained professionals to ensure safety. If you think you have a broken garage door spring, please contact Garage Doors & More. We can dispatch a trained technician to repair the broken spring before it causes further damage to your garage doors and/or opener.

How Long do Garage Door Springs Typically Last?

The lifespan of garage door springs can vary depending on several factors such as usage frequency, quality of the springs, maintenance, and environmental conditions. Typically, standard torsion springs, which are commonly used in residential garage doors, have an average lifespan of about 7 to 10 years or around 10,000 cycles (opening and closing the door).

It’s essential to periodically inspect your garage door springs for signs of wear and tear, such as rust, corrosion, gaps, or elongation. Regular maintenance and lubrication can also help extend the lifespan of the springs. If you notice any issues or signs of wear, it’s best to have a technician from Garage Doors & More inspect and replace the springs as needed to ensure safe and efficient operation.

What does a Broken Spring look/sound like?

A broken garage door spring may exhibit several visible signs, depending on the type of spring installed in your garage door system. Here are some common indicators of a broken garage door spring:

  1. Visible Gap or Breakage: If you have torsion springs, you may notice a visible gap in the spring or even a complete breakage where the spring appears separated or snapped into two pieces. This breakage is often evident when inspecting the springs located above the garage door.
  2. Stretching or Elongation: Extension springs, which are installed vertically on both sides of the door, may become stretched or elongated if they are broken. This stretching can cause the spring to hang unevenly or appear misshapen compared to its normal state.
  3. Unbalanced Door: A broken garage door spring can cause the door to become unbalanced, leading to uneven movement when opening or closing. You may notice that one side of the door hangs lower than the other, or the door may struggle to lift or lower smoothly.
  4. Difficulty Opening or Closing: When one or both garage door springs are broken, you may have trouble opening or closing the door manually or with a garage door opener. The door may feel heavier than usual, and it may require more force to operate.
  5. Loud Noise: Sometimes, a broken garage door spring may produce a loud noise when it breaks, such as a snapping or banging sound. This noise can be alarming and is often accompanied by the sudden inability to open or close the garage door.

If you suspect that your garage door spring is broken or damaged, it’s essential to refrain from attempting to operate the door and to seek professional assistance from a Garage Doors & More technician. Attempting to repair or replace a broken spring without the necessary knowledge and equipment can be dangerous.

What Happens if I don’t Replace a Broken Spring?

A broken garage door spring can cause various issues with both the garage door and the garage door opener motor. It’s essential to address broken springs promptly to avoid further damage and ensure the safe and efficient operation of the garage door system. If you think you have a broken spring, please contact Garage Doors & More or call us at 479-250-2069.

Here are some potential issues that can arise:

  1. Difficulty Opening or Closing: A broken spring can make it difficult or impossible to open or close the garage door manually. This can be inconvenient and may pose a safety hazard if the door is left partially open or closed.
  2. Unbalanced Door: When a spring breaks, the door loses its counterbalance, causing it to become unbalanced. An unbalanced door can put strain on the garage door opener motor and other components of the door system, leading to premature wear and potential damage.
  3. Strain on the Opener Motor: An unbalanced door requires more effort to lift or lower, which can strain the garage door opener motor. Over time, this strain can lead to motor failure or damage.
  4. Safety Concerns: A broken garage door spring can create safety concerns, especially if it causes the door to suddenly fall or close unexpectedly. This can pose a risk of injury to anyone in the vicinity of the door.
  5. Additional Wear and Tear: When a garage door is operated with a broken spring, it can cause additional wear and tear on other components of the door system, including the tracks, rollers, and hinges.

How can I get my Broken Garage Door Spring Fixed?

For same day service or to schedule your appointment for a later date, call Garage Doors & More at 479-250-2069. Every one of our technicians is professionally trained and utilizes high quality, durable materials. We are located in Bentonville, Arkansas.

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