Broken Spring Replacement

The first step in terms of getting your garage door spring service, that Renton trusts, is knowing what kind of spring system you have. There are two main spring systems: Torsion Springs and Extension Springs. 

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Torsion springs are located above the opening of your door with springs that slide onto a bar. Extension spring systems can be found alongside the opening of the door. It’s important to know whether or not a garage door company provides service for your needs. Our professionally trained technicians are fully equipped to work on torsion and extension spring systems. 

Spring Service Best Practices

Every homeowner can relate to how life’s inconveniences are thrown at you at the worst possible times. The last thing you want to happen is have your car stuck in the garage when you need it most, especially when it’s only been a couple months, weeks, or even days after your last garage door repair! That’s why we lead by example and follow the industry’s best practices in order to make the best recommendation to homeowners each time we step foot in a garage. call Garage Doors Renton at (425) 264-8378 

REPLACING BOTH SPRINGS

Most garage doors have two springs installed at the same time, when one breaks it’s safe to say the second spring’s life expectancy has just about expired. In order to save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, we will usually recommend to replace both springs. If you’ve had the same tires on your car for a while and one blows out while you’re driving, wouldn’t you replace them both? It’s extremely important to properly maintain equipment such as garage doors and automobiles.

USING THE RIGHT SPRINGS

Since garage doors come in all weights and sizes, the right springs need to be installed in order to properly balance the door. If a technician puts the wrong spring on your door, not only will this damage your garage door system, but it will cause the garage door opener to do more work than it was built to do. This is why our technicians only install the right springs for the door’s weight and check their work by performing a balance test. call Garage Doors Renton at (425) 264-8378

SAFETY INSPECTION

With every spring repair, we provide a free safety inspection to make sure all the hardware and moving parts on your door are in good working condition and meet safety standards. Since the hardware was probably installed at the same as the springs, it’s possible there are worn mechanical parts on your door that are in an unsafe state. Think about spring failure as a symptom to a possibly larger problem with your door. This is why it’s a Best Practice to provide a free safety inspection and maintain a safe environment for our customers. call Garage Doors Renton at (425) 264-8378

What Is The Function Of A Garage Door Spring?

Contrary to popular belief, the torsion or extension spring – not the opener or motor, does all the heavy lifting. The garage door springs on your garage door maintain its equilibrium and are essential for its proper functioning, and your home’s security.

In essence, this means that a garage door spring is supposed to make it easier on an opener’s motor, and lighter for you to lift on your own. For this to happen, however, it must be properly balanced. 

To check the balance of your door:

Our company employed technicians arrive in a fully-stocked service vehicle, and they are trained to handle many different types of garage door opener repairs. Our technicians are highly qualified, very friendly, and have many years of experience to ensure your garage d oor opener repair service is done right the first time. Our technicians carry out a thorough Safety Check, and will then give their recommendations for your garage door. Depending on the safety, value and cost effectiveness, you can be confident to get the best quote. 

How can I tell if my garage spring needs repair?

It is important for you to realize that garage door springs are under an immense amount of tension. Once a spring reaches its life expectancy, it may break without little to any notice, thus causing all tension to be effectively released and making it ineffective at counterbalancing the door.

To ensure your safety and security, we urge you to halt further use of the door, and immediately contact a professional garage door repair company.

The garage door spring typically fails while it is in the down position due to having the most tension while in this position. This, however, is not to say that the door spring could not fail while the garage door is in a raised position or while it is in operation. This is just one of the reasons why you should NEVER walk under a garage door while it is in motion.

Here are some of the more common signs that your garage door springs are broken or about to break 

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Replacing Your Garage Door Cable

Cables are an essential part of the garage door assembly. In torsion systems, cables are attached to the brackets at the bottom of each side of the door on one end and to the drums above the door on the other end. When the door is raised, the cables wind onto the drums. In extension spring systems, the cables are part of the pulley system.

In either case, if you have a broken cable, your door will not open properly on one or both sides, causing a frustrating and potentially dangerous situation.

Garage door cables break and fray due to normal wear and tear. They do a lot of heavy lifting, and are subjected to multiple forces as they are wound and unwound from their cable drums or pulleys. When individual wires fail, you may notice your cable starts fraying. This is a clear sign that the cable is on its way to failure as a whole. Frayed cables should be replaced as soon as you notice them before they break entirely, as broken cables can cause accessory damage to other parts of your garage door assembly.

Because your garage door opener has stopped working properly? It is recommended that your garage doors and openers be maintained annually to ensure safe and proper operation. Garage door repair or maintenance service is something best left to the professionals, due to the very real danger of serious personal injury. As part of your garage door repair, Perfection Garage Door Renton will examine all moving parts and advise you of any current malfunction, and we will also let you know if there are any signs of potential problems that could arise with a particular component. With regular maintenance, you are more likely to avoid major repairs in the future. 

Need help with your garage door?

Get in touch with our Renton Garage Door professionals today and get a free, no-obligation check-up and estimate on your project or repair. We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering you professional, expert garage door services.