Garage door springs are responsible for lifting the weight of a garage door. Therefore, it is necessary to understand how they work in order to get any kind of repairs done properly and safely.
4 Ways Garage Door Springs Break
- First off, the coils of one tension spring might slip out if you roll up your garage doors too fast; this causes them not be able to support their own weight anymore which results in an immediate breakdown.
- Secondly, there’s also the possibility that some individual coil will snap or bend due to wear and tear over time (which usually accumulates after about five years) – once again causing a problem and making the spring unable to support its weight.
- Thirdly, garage door springs can also break down if they are over-stretched and put under too much pressure; this is actually quite dangerous because when it happens all of a sudden, you could get injured by flying broken pieces or parts that come loose from the tensioner.
- Lastly (and most commonly) there might be wire strands in your garage door coils which end up breaking due to contact with debris like dirt and oil – causing them not able to perform their function correctly anymore.
If you suspect that your springs have broken or need replacement it is best to call in the professionals because fixing something like this could be dangerous due to high tension levels involved in these systems.
In addition to garage door spring repair, there are other parts within a torsion system that should also be looked at from time to time such as cables, bearings and brackets which can cause similar problems. Pro Entry Services can help inspect and maintain these important parts of the system to ensure they are working properly for your safety.
Types of garage door springs.
– Torsion Spring
Torsion springs are located above the door. They use a cone to twist and turn, which makes it easier for them to lift heavy garage doors during opening/closing. These types of garagedoor springs do not break down often but can be dangerous if they snap. Pro Entry Services offers torsion spring installation in Mississauga
– Extension Springs
Extension springs are located on each side of the door. They work like rubber bands, stretching when the garage opens and compressing while it closes.
How to fix broken garage door spring?
the only way to fix the springs is by replacing them with a new one. Do not attempt to replace them yourself as Torsion Springs are under a hight pressure which can cause serious harm if not handled safely.
Pro Entry Services recommends that the springs must be replaced by a garage door company and not yourself.