Need to fix the spring on your garage door? Don’t attempt it yourself. Call a professional. Springs on garage doors are wound very tightly in order to create tension that allows the door to be lifted. When they break, they can snap with a dangerous force that’s a serious risk.
If the spring breaks completely, or they continue to make noise after lubrication, call a professional like Sac’s Garage Door Repair. Garage doors weigh more than 500 pounds. It’s the spring that causes all that weight to be lifted into the air, so we’re talking about a lot of tension. That kind of pressure whipping towards your body can easily mean a trip to the emergency room, to say nothing of danger to kids or pets if it should happen unexpectedly. A professional will have the right tools and be able to install just the right size spring. They’ll ensure the door is properly balanced. They’ll also properly wind the torsion springs to avoid further problems.
Warning Signs of Spring Trouble
Garage door springs usually have telltale signs they need repair. If your garage door cables are loose or slack, there’s probably a problem with the springs. The pressure from a tightly wound spring keeps the cable tight. If the pressure isn’t what it should be, there will be too much slack.
If the door refuses to budge, or only opens a few inches, there’s a good chance you’ve got a bad spring. The door is very heavy. It only seems light to lift because of the spring. When the spring’s not working, you feel the full weight of the door.
If your spring has a visible gap, or there is obvious loosening in the coils, it’s lost its tension and will need replaced. Springs unwind when they break, leaving a visible gap. In this case, you should call a professional immediately.
If there’s a sudden, loud bang coming from your garage, there’s a good chance your spring has snapped. It can be very startling and even dangerous. A suddenly released spring can damage cars and other equipment or your door itself. People or pets can also be harmed if they are in the way.
If your garage door goes down more quickly than usual, you may have a bad spring. The spring isn’t able to support the full weight of the door, causing it to fall faster.
Repair a Spring or Install a Garage Door: Contact Sac’s Anytime
Contact Sac’s Garage Door Repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer garage spring repair for a reasonable price, and all our work is 100 percent guaranteed. We can also help you install a garage door. We are a local company serving Citrus Heights and the greater Sacramento area.