Do My Garage Door Springs Need to Be Replaced?

Apr 1, 2020 | Broken Garage Door Springs

There is no part more critical to the safe and reliable function of your garage door than the garage door springs. They do most of the heavy lifting each time you open and close the door. The springs are tightly coiled, therefore, under immense tension. While that tension allows them to do their job, it can also create a dangerous situation for homeowners who attempt DIY repair when they break. Broken springs must always be replaced, usually in pairs, by an experienced garage door repair professional like APEX Garage Door and Repair.

The Basics

Two types of garage door springs are used on today’s doors – torsion and extension. Torsion springs are the preferred choice among garage door professionals as they allow for better control and are more durable. Both spring types come standard with 10,000 cycles. Remember, one cycle is spent each time the door is operated, which for the average family is four times daily. Homes with multiple drivers or members who are always on the go may benefit from high-cycle torsion springs with up to 20,000 cycles.

How to Identify Broken Garage Door Springs

A visible sign that something is wrong with the springs is if the door doesn’t respond to operating commands. Because there are several other possible causes for this, it’s best to schedule an appointment with a repair professional to assess the problem, as well as make timely repairs. Other things to look for include damage, rust, or wear. Remember to contact a garage door repair professional if you notice any of these signs. Unusual noises or movement should also be inspected.

Schedule an Appointment Today

APEX Garage Door and Repair is a locally owned, operated, and licensed garage door repair company with a team of experienced professionals. Our company services residential and commercial clients throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. APEX Garage Door and Repair specializes in the installation, maintenance, and repair of today’s most popular garage door and garage door opener brands. Schedule an appointment today at (480) 460-1199.


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