A common issue for many homeowners is that they are in need of garage door spring repair. This is due to the fact that the garage door springs are put under immense pressure every single day. The amount of pressure that the springs on your door must withstand only increases if you frequently open and close your garage door, or if you own a door that is heavier than most.
When homeowners encounter issues with opening and closing their garage doors, or if they are unbalanced, one of the main reasons for this is because of the need for garage door tension spring repair. However, the problem could be something different from garage door springs entirely. There are over two dozen moving parts on today’s garage doors, so it’s important to hire knowledgeable professionals who understand the ins and outs of all of these intricate moving parts. You can rely on the licensed and insured technicians here at Beach Cities Garage Doors and Gates to handle all of your garage door spring repair and garage door replacement needs.
Types of Garage Door Springs
Your garage door springs have one of the most important jobs of any of the two dozen plus moving parts of the system. Your garage door springs keep the door in place and make sure it’s balanced while ensuring it opens and closes smoothly with the least amount of noise possible. It’s no surprise that one of the main service requests we get is to fix garage door springs. The lightest of garage doors weigh around 150 pounds, and the heaviest ones can weigh all the way up to 400 pounds.
There are two main types of garage door springs:
- Torsion Springs are mounted on a bar horizontally above the opening of your door. This type of spring uses drums with cables that wrap around them and tighten when the door is opening. As it closes, the cables unravel and loosen in order to close.
- Extension Springs are mounted on either side of garage doors alongside the track. These springs use safety cables that run through the center of the spring. The springs coupled with cables and pulleys are what lifts the door. These intricate components can malfunction or might not have been installed properly, causing the door to not open the right way.
Obviously, the springs on the heavier doors will be stronger and able to handle more pressure and hold more weight. However, even the toughest of these will eventually require the need to fix garage door springs. Just like the engine and various moving parts of your car will eventually succumb to wear and tear, the same holds true for your garage door system. Despite your best intentions, you can often experience the need to fix garage door springs, and that’s where we come in!
Garage Door Spring Dangers
There are several things that you can do in order to avoid the hassle and costs associated with garage door spring danger. For instance, if you have children, make sure that they understand that a garage door is not to be played with. Games such as “beat the door” not only impact the longevity of your garage door, serious injuries can occur if the garage door opener system is treated like a toy. Additionally, we always recommend that you close your garage door entirely every time. Avoid the temptation to keep the door open during the hot summer months to allow air to circulate. Doing so means that the two dozen moving parts of your garage door system must hold the weight of your garage door in place for as long as you decide to keep it partially open. This is a big reason why homeowners require garage door torsion spring repair unnecessarily.
Expected Lifespan of Your Garage Door Spring
When you decide to do business with us here at Beach Cities Garage Doors and Gates, you can trust that the garage door spring repair cost you encounter will be reasonable and affordable. We keep you informed of everything we work on from start to finish, and all of our pricing is comprehensive and easy to understand. There are no hidden fees or unwelcome surprises. We want the expected lifespan of your garage door spring and the entire system to be maximized as much as possible. As a general rule of thumb, garage door springs have a lifetime of 10,000 opens and closes. So, if you only open your door twice a day, your springs can last up to 14 years. If you open your door 8 times a day, however, you might need to replace your garage door springs every 3 years.
If you are a resident of Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach or Redondo Beach, and you notice that your garage door is unbalanced or making strange noises, don’t wait! Give us a call immediately. We will perform an extensive inspection of the over two dozen moving parts, quickly diagnose the issue, and get started immediately at addressing it. The money you spend on garage door spring repair costs should be reasonable and not break the bank. You should also be satisfied with the workmanship that is done in your garage, as well as maintaining high safety standards. You can trust that Beach Cities Garage Doors and Gates will accomplish all of these goals while providing service with a smile. Call or click today to schedule an appointment or to get more information. We look forward to hearing from you!