Garage Door Broken Springs | Off Track Doors | Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee & Chandler
While most people would say it’s the garage door opener, the springs on your garage door actually do most of the heavy lifting to move your garage door. If your garage door is suddenly not raising and lowering the way it did just a few days ago, you may need garage door spring repair.
Two very common garage door repairs are broken spring replacement and off track garage doors. Although common, spring and track problems can be very abrasive. Spring repairs can also be very dangerous if not completed by a qualified individual. Sun Devil Garage Door Repair specializes in broken garage springs and track repairs. Our technicians are highly skilled and experienced in spring repair. Technicians can provide repair for broken springs and off track doors for most door models. When you choose a technician from Sun Devil Garage Door Repair, you can be confident that they will get the job done!
Types of Springs
There’s actually a wide variety of springs types but two types are the most common: extension and torsion. Your springs play a critical role in the operation of your garage door so it’s important to understand how they work.
You will usually find extension springs located above the tracks on each side of the door. These springs work by counter balancing the weight of the door with one end secured and the other pulled by the weight of the door. Like all springs, they do the bulk of the heavy lifting when opening a door. Over time, the constant extension and contraction of the spring will wear the spring out causing it to break or stop functioning. We always recommend replacing both springs even if only one breaks. The weight of the garage door will determine which extension spring to use. Safety cables should be installed as well as they are essential to stopping the spring from becoming a dangerous projectile if it breaks.
Although they cost a little more, torsion springs are widely considered more sturdy and longer lasting than extension springs. They are able to support more weight as well. The key difference is how they operate. Torsion springs slowly coil and twist creating torque to raise garage doors and releasing torque to close doors. With less moving parts, torsion spring tend to be safer as well, however, can still be dangerous to replace if not done by a professional.
Off Track Garage Doors
Another common garage door repair problem is off track garage doors. Off track garage doors often appear as if the garage is stuck, hanging crooked, or, in more extreme cases, it can cause the door to come crashing to the ground if safety cables are not in place. There are many reasons a garage door my come off track such as being hit with a car or rollers jumping the track because tracks are dented or bent. This is another repair we recommend letting a professional take care of instead of trying to do it yourself. People often underestimate the weight of a garage door when making repairs which often leads to serious injury. If your garage door is off track, call a garage door professional immediately.
If you have a broken garage door spring, or other issue affecting your garage door’s performance, don’t hesitate to contact Sun Devil Garage Door Repair for competitive prices and reliable, guaranteed service.