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At some point all garage door springs will either wear out or break. We hope that when it does, you will be able to at least manually open or close your door. Sometimes, that's not the case, leaving you with a trapped car or a wide open garage. Fixing a broken garage door spring can be dangerous if not done professionally. Torsion springs have a lot of pressure and can easily hurt anyone removing or adjusting them without the proper training and tools.
If your garage door springs are broken and need repair, don’t hesitate and give us a call at (708) 294-8864 so we can schedule a professional spring replacement at your earliest convenience. GC Garage Door Repair can replace all broken extension springs for any type of garage door including but not limited to residential, commercial, industrial, sectional and rolling steel garage doors.
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Symptoms of Failing Springs
Old garage door springs can cause the door to become harder to operate.
With new springs, a heavy garage door can take no more than about 10 pounds of force to lift into an open position.
The older the springs get, the force required to lift the door can be much more, considering that a garage door may weigh 200 pounds or more.
A garage door with old springs puts an enormous load on a garage door opener, so a sign of failing springs is when you hear the electric door opener begin to strain as it tries to lift the door.
Old springs can break suddenly, so at this point, it is time to consider replacing them. When this happens it can cause the door to slam shut violently. If you happen to be present when a spring breaks, you will hear a very loud sound like a gunshot, because the break usually occurs when the spring is fully loaded—stretched or twisted to its full tension. When one spring breaks, the door will suddenly feel very heavy when you try to open it by hand, and an automatic garage door opener may no longer be able to lift the door at all.
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Below you can see the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle spring determined by daily use:
2 times daily = about 14 years
4 times daily = about 7 years
6 times daily = about 5 years
8 times daily = about 3 years
Once you notice that your door is harder to lift or lost its balance, you’ll know that your springs have reached their life-cycle limit. When the garage door is in a closed position it is most likely to cause the springs to break as this is when there is most tension placed on them. Springs can also break when the door is in an open position although this is less likely to happen.