What You Must Do If a Garage Door Spring Breaks
Whether your garage door spring has undergone normal wear and tear or it isn’t functioning properly, it’s crucial to arrange a replacement once they are broken. Unfortunately, they break with no warning, and a homeowner’s vehicle may become trapped. To ensure that you’re prepared for this situation, it’s necessary to know the basics of identifying and repairing a broken spring. Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services can help you in this if you are not experienced with garage door parts. We have been providing garage door services to our customer in Calgary for over 20 years.
We are a division of Kruger Industries Inc., and work with reputable brands such as Amarr®, Northwest Door and Lift Master. Our customers love us for our high-quality workmanship, attention to detail and exceptional customer service.
How to Know If a Garage Spring Is Broken?
If the spring(s) is in good working condition, it should be possible for you to manually lift the door. You can test this by disconnecting the automatic door opener and lifting the door by hand. A properly balanced door will weigh no more than 5 to 10 lbs and will hover at the halfway mark in the open position. Any resistance means the door springs are at fault. If the door isn’t opening at all, this might be an indication of a broken spring.
What to Do If Your Spring Is Broken?
If a spring is broken, it will need replacement. The best way to solve the issue is to contact a professional to ensure safety. Trying to repair it yourself, if you do not have experience with garage door parts, could result in injury and additional maintenance issues in the future.
How Can You Prevent Springs from Breaking?
Unfortunately, you cannot prevent springs from breaking. They are designed to operate for so many rotations. On average, a homeowner will get 5 to 8 years for a standard 12,000 cycle spring. To ensure you get as many years out of them as possible, lessen the number of times the garage door opens and closes throughout the day. Otherwise, do visual checks once a month to see if there are any visible problems, like rust build-up.
Try to be extra vigilant during hot and cold seasons as extreme weather conditions can result in increased wear. Ensure that you are lubricating the door springs on a regular basis.
Facing Problems with Your Garage Door Springs?
The technicians at Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services are experts in handling all kinds of garage door parts. If you feel that your door needs some attention, give us a call. We have the expertise to get the job done right!
Call us to learn about how we can help you with broken garage door springs & more!