There are certain times when heeding the warning, “don’t try this at home” should be taken to heart. Some projects, especially those involving the garage door, are frankly too dangerous and too complicated to attempt yourself.
Broken garage door spring replacement is one such project that homeowners should not attempt themselves. A garage door spring uses stored, mechanical energy to counterbalance the weight of the door, safely and consistently.
Types of Garage Door Springs
Today’s garage doors use either extension or torsion springs. Both types of springs are tightly wound, meaning they are under a substantial amount of tension. That tension is what makes them incredibly hazardous.
Torsion springs are mounted horizontally above the door opening and work by twisting, creating torque, as the door closes. In contrast, extension springs are attached to the sides of the door and expand, much like a rubber band to create pressure.
Most garage door service providers prefer torsion springs over extension springs for several reasons. Torsion springs are designed for heavier and double-car doors. They provide superior lifting power, last twice as long, and are relatively low maintenance.
How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?
Garage door springs have a limited lifespan that is measured in cycles. One cycle is spent each time the door opens and closes. Therefore, if you operate your door four times daily (the national average), you can expect a 10,000-cycle spring to last about seven years. The specific number of years they will last is, ultimately, dependent on daily usage. Torsion springs are available in various lifespan options as well.
Garage Door Spring Repair Cost Considerations
Sun Devil Garage Door is currently offering a $159 spring repair special. * Keep in mind, though, that the cost of replacing broken garage door springs may vary depending on certain variables such as spring type and cycle preference. Another factor that can influence price is whether any other components are malfunctioning or damaged.
Professional Broken Spring Replacement is Essential
Broken spring replacement, whether torsion or extension, is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. A garage door repair professional will ensure your replacement spring is the correct wire size, length, and type for your specific door. They will also balance the door and run all necessary safety tests before leaving.
Sun Devil Garage Door can diagnose and repair all your garage door issues. We will provide you with an accurate garage door repair quote before beginning any work and our trucks are stocked daily with high-quality replacement parts.
Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to serve all your garage door installation, maintenance, and repair services today. Contact us at (480) 838-9397 for more information or to schedule a service appointment.
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