Broken Spring Repair Clark County
When springs on your garage door wear down, they can be a hazard waiting to happen. A broken spring will not only shut down your ability to drive out of your home, but can also be dangerous if it fails. Legacy Garage Door Services provide broken spring repair for Clark County residents and commercial property owners who are experiencing difficulty with their garage door’s lift, or have springs that are aging. Our garage door repair service aims to repair and replace any broken or malfunctioning parts, so that your garage can be reliable again.
How Long Should a Garage Door Spring Last Before Replacement?
A standard garage door spring should last at a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 cycles. Other springs we recommend–especially for people who use their garage doors more than twice a day–are high cycle springs. These last around 50,000 cycles or more.
Checking the weight of the door with a balance test ensures that the spring can accommodate the load and lift of your garage door.
Extension Spring Replacements
The most important piece of advice we can give to our customers is this: Don’t try to fix it yourself! For any garage door repairs, call our professionals.
Common Problems with Extension Springs
- Dangerous to replace
- Prone to repairs
- Don’t run smoothly
Extension springs are located alongside your garage door track. These springs are installed simultaneously and have roughly an equal lifespan. so when one of your extension springs has visibly warn out, the other spring is likely to wear out at the same time.
Extension springs have also been known to break apart violently when mishandled. In fact, when they’re at their maximum tension, extension springs can turn into projectiles if they break. At Legacy Garage Doors, we know how to remove these springs safely and replace them with safer alternatives.
Torsion Spring Replacement
Torsion Springs are more safe than extension springs for a number of reasons. They’re installed above the garage door for a better lift position, they’re more reliable than extension springs, and they last longer as well. New garage doors will typically come with torsion springs, rather than extension springs.
Tips for Extending Your Garage Door Springs’ Life
When the tension is right, a garage door spring should last anywhere between 15,000 to 50,000 cycles. You can extend your spring life if you are careful not to add weight to the garage door. Adding a coat of paint, a layer of insulation, or glass sections can throw off the balance of your garage door resulting in more stress on your springs.
At Legacy Garage Doors, we provide various services to a variety of locations. When you need garage door replacement, garage door repair, or garage door openers in Washougal, Camas, Ridgefield, Longview, Salmon Creek, Battle Ground, and anywhere in between we are here to help!