Garage Door Spring Repair Thornton
High Quality, Reliable Garage Door Spring Repair Service
When it comes to repairing your garage door springs, choosing the right expert is crucial. We at Olympus Garage Door Repair use only high-quality springs that last over 10,000 cycles, and implant best practices to ensure that your garage door springs are working properly and will continue doing so for years to come. Reach us today to receive same-day service from one of out expert technicians.
Signs That Your Garage Door Spring May Need to be Replaced
Due to immense pressure, garage door springs are bound to have wear and tear problems over time. Garage door springs can cause different issues such as a heavy garage door, unwound cables, and a door that only goes up by few feet before coming back down. If you notice any of these signs, we recommend you call a technician right away, because a door with broken springs can be very dangerous to operate and might even cause you more problems if left unchecked
Our Garage Door Spring Repair Best Practices
With over a decade of experience, we at Olympus Garage Door Repair came up with the following best practices to ensure that every repair we make will last for years to come.
Replacing Both Springs
This best practice applies in cases where your garage door springs system has more than one spring. The reason is that the garage door springs work in concert, and different problems may occur if the springs exhort different force.
Using the Right Springs
A garage door spring not only needs to be of high quality but also be a good fit for your door. For that reason, our technicians carry on them more than 100 different types of springs to ensure that the correct spring is installed
We always do a safety inspection before and after each repair we make. This way we can make sure that every part of the garage door system works properly and that it is safe for you and your family to operate the door.
Types of Garage Door Springs
Mounted on a horizontal bar above the door, torsion springs can work as a single unit and also as a pair. The way these springs work is by twisting, they get tighten when the door is closing and unwind when the door is opening.
Mounted on both sides of the garage door, extension springs always come in pairs. If you have extension springs it is important to see if you have safety cables, because without them they can cause injuries once they break.
Extension vs Torsion Springs
We always recommend installing torsion springs, as they are sturdier, safer, last longer, and usually have fewer issues than extension springs.
Replacing Extension Springs with Torsion Springs
If you have extension springs but want to replace them with torsion versions, We got you covered. Our technicians can easily replace your current extension system with a torsion one.
What Not to Do After the Springs Break
The best thing you can do when you see that you have broken garage door springs is to leave the garage and call a professional for help. Trying to operate the garage door with broken springs can lead to injuries and other garage door issues. The reason is that the weight of the garage door is no longer supported by the springs.
The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself
There are a lot of different DIY repairs you can use when you have issues with your garage door, but springs shouldn’t be one of them.
The main and the most important reason is your safety. Garage door springs store a lot of energy and you can really get hurt if you don’t handle them properly. Furthermore, installing the wrong springs can lead to different garage door issues such as having the door go off-track.
It is not recommended to try and open the garage door when you have broken springs because the weight of the door is not supported. Trying to open a garage door with broken springs can lead to injuries and other garage door issues.
The answer for this question really depends on the way you use the garage door.
For example, if a spring have 10,00 cycles and you open and close the door twice a day, they should last around 7 years, but if you open and close the door five times a day, they should last around 3 years.
There are different signs for a broken garage door spring, and the easiest one to spot is checking if the spring is is one piece or not. If the garage door doesn't rise and it feels really heavy, springs are most likely the source of the issue.