Springs are in charge of supporting the opening and closing action of your garage door and generating the tension required to promote its movement. Unfortunately, as important as they are, they can also be incredibly dangerous, and they will eventually need to be replaced, otherwise they'll break. When that happens, using your door will become impossible, and if it happens to be open while a spring breaks, it will probably come crashing down. Replacing these units requires special tools and a lot of experience and skills, so you should always let our technicians handle this type of job.
Knowing Your Mechanism
There are two different garage door spring types that are used today. Extension springs work by stretching and contracting, which is why they are also less durable and must be attached with safety cables to keep them from flying off when they break. Torsion springs are more flexible as well as durable, and they work by twisting and unwinding, which means they can last for a lot longer, but also that they need to be lubricated regularly to reduce their working strain.
Take No Risks
The task of broken spring replacement is a very dangerous one, as it involves dealing with a lot of tension. Any mishandling could lead to a serious injury, or worse. That's why you must never try to perform this type of job by yourself.
Leave It To Our Experts
If your door starts making a lot of noise while it's moving, or if you suddenly notice that it seems to be getting unbalanced, you need to give our team a call. Garage Door Repair Justin is here to help you with a wide range of issues, and our spring adjustment and maintenance service can ensure that these important components continue to function properly for a very long time.