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Garage door springs are coiled, large in size and have two responsibilities: they should counterbalance and lift/lower the door. This places them among the most important parts of the door. If the springs are broken, the door won't open. If they are not tensed enough, the door won't be well balanced, which will create problems with its performance. Spring size is determined by the door's weight. If they are smaller or not strong enough, they won't lift the overhead door or will quickly break. Since springs are under tension, they can cause property damage or serious injuries if they suddenly snap. For this reason, our company recommends frequent inspection and adjustment and offers fast response spring garage door repair.
Our door specialists are familiar with the best solutions for broken springs, tracks, and cables
Main garage door spring types
There are two main types of springs:the torsion and extension garage door springs. They are mounted in a different way, but still serve the same purpose. These are their main distinctions.
Extension springs are installed at the two sides of the door and parallel to the tracks. They often have safety cables running through them to prevent them from snapping against a person or garage wall, but the cables are optional. When the door is shut down, the coils of the springs are stretched and under a lot of tension. They use this tension to balance and open the door. When this happens their coils are contracted.
The second type is the torsion spring. This one is mounted above the opening and has a metal rod called shaft running through it. Most residential doors only need one torsion spring, but if the door is heavy or extremely wide, two torsion springs can be installed and are attached to the same center bracket. The spring unwinds and winds to open and close the door respectively.
Emergency spring repair in Sherman Oaks
The role of springs in the proper operation of the door is important, which is a reason why almost all springissues are serious. Since springs are tensed, a sudden snap can injure people standing by. Spring related accidents are one more reason why they must be fixed as soon as possible. Torsion and extension spring repair often include lubrication and adjustment. Springs lose some of their power every time they move the door, so tension must be added occasionally. If you need help with that, don't hesitate to contact our team.
Garage door spring replacement in Sherman Oaks
Most residential springs are made to last for about 10,000 cycles. Each cycle involves the full opening and closing of the door. Once they pass this stage, springs are considered old and should be replaced. At our company, Garage Door Repair Sherman Oaks, we often advise our customers to replace their springs before they snap to avoid injuries. Depending on their quality, usage, local weather conditions and maintenance, springs might break even sooner. Our team replaces broken garage door springs. If you need our assistance, give us a call!