Did your overhead garage door suddenly quit going up? Did you hear a loud bang, or a crashing sound coming from your garage? If you did, look directly above your overhead garage door can you will likely see a gap of a couple of inches in between the garage doors springs? See our picture for reference.
If so, you have a broken garage door torsion spring. When a torsion or extension spring breaks, the door will suddenly quit going up. When this happens attempting to raise an overhead garage door with a broken torsion or extension spring can be extremely dangerous to you and quickly damage your overhead door and or garage door opener.
Torsion springs lift the combined weight of the overhead garage door. Most overhead garage doors in Lakeland Florida and surrounding areas weigh between 150 to 600 pounds and when the overhead garage door springs are broken, the garage door opener cannot lift the door.
Attempting to use a garage door opener to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause numerous parts on the garage door opener to break or can bend the garage door panels. Sometimes the overhead garage door will come crashing down and severely bend the panels and can destroy anything it comes down on!
Attempting to replace or work on overhead garage door springs yourself is incredibly dangerous and many people have ended up hurt very badly or even been killed by doing so. Please, never attempt to fix a broken garage door spring yourself – only experienced and trained professionals should service garage door torsion springs. In fact, the replacement of garage door torsion springs requires expertise, we use special gauging tools, scales and computer systems to verify that the garage door springs are being replaced with the correct size and strength of overhead garage door springs.
The correct springs for your overhead garage door are based off the weight, height, and many other variables of your overhead door. There are innumerable combinations of overhead door torsion and extension springs and the right one must be installed for your garage door. It is crucial to have the correct torsion or extension springs to keep from experiencing many undesirable and costly problems in the future.
If your garage door has the incorrect overhead garage door torsion or extension springs, your garage door opener will quickly sustain serious and costly damage. Also with the incorrect extension or garage door torsion springs your door is very likely to come off its tracks and need emergency service. It is truly shocking how many times we have seen other companies install the incorrect torsion or extension springs. Be sure to call us for your garage door spring repairs and replacements.
Some companies make false and misleading claims. Claims such as they sell “Lifetime” Overhead garage door springs, this is like saying a teenager will always know everything as we now know this eventually ends too, many times with the same crashing sound but they are worth keeping and fixing just like a garage door.
All springs have a limited lifespan. All garage door springs wear out, get weak then break. All of them.
An overhead garage door’s springs lifespan is measured in “cycles”. A cycle is defined as the garage door going up one time then closing one time. This means the wire of the overhead torsion spring is untwisted releasing the springs torsional or twisting energy that twisting energy pulls on the overhead garage doors cables which pulls up from the bottom of the overhead garage door and lifts all the wight of the door into the air, the garage door tracks, and garage door rollers just guide it. (We measure that in I.P.P.T. or inch pounds per turn) then when the door lowers the wire of the overhead garage door rewinds itself again to have the tension or torsional energy stored to lift the door again. Thus, you have completed one overhead garage door cycle.
There are many different overhead garage door torsion springs that have many different cycle lifespans. They can be as low as a few thousand and go up to 40, 50, even 90 thousand cycles.
Home builders have become very competitive and normally choose the lowest costing door they can get and will have lower cycle springs. The springs that builders install can last as little as around 7,000 cycles which means the average homeowner could get only about 4 or 5 years of usage before they fail.
Safeway Garage Doors spring replacement experts have the experience and knowledge necessary to quickly and safely perform garage door spring repair and spring replacement services.
Garage door springs should NEVER be adjusted or repaired by individuals who are not properly trained or insured to perform this service. The extreme tension can cause personal injury and property damage. Because replacing garage door springs can be dangerous, contact our pros today.
Safe Way Garage Doors knows overhead garage door springs, we keep a huge inventory of both stock sized garage door torsion springs as well as continuous length springs that we cut to size to make higher cycle longer lasting overhead garage door torsion springs for our customers. High cycle springs must be calculated correctly but when done right they can increase the lifespan of your garage door springs by years, even decades!
Choosing Safe Way Garage Doors Inc., you know your Garage door spring will be the best and done correctly. Our 1-year labor 5-years parts warranty is there for you should anything fail, unlikely as it may be. We simply refuse to have unhappy customers.
Safe Way Garage Doors Inc. offers both standard and high cycle over garage door torsion springs. Our standard torsion spring usually last our customer between 7 to 9 years before the garge door springs break.
If you choose to have us “upcycle” your overhead garage door springs you can get 15, 20 or 30 plus years of continuous usage out of your garage door springs without any expectation of breaking.
When overhead garage door torsion springs are “upcycled” it does increase the immediate cost of the overhead garage door torsion springs but in the long run your overall cost is reduced by about 50%. The upcycled torsion springs increase in size substantially in order to make them last longer and thus become more expensive.
Safe Way Garage Doors Inc. can manufacturer any residential overhead garage door torsion springs in house with our massive torsion spring wire inventory. This means next to no waiting for your garage door to be back up and running.
We can get your door back up and running within minutes to hours and if for any reason you need to wait a day or two for our technicians to get back out to you we can temporarily repair you broken spring with a spring block while we work around your schedule.
Please see the blocks attached to the springs in the picture, these are called “spring blocks” and help us to get some doors going back up and down within just a few minute. We keep these in stock to make sure our customers get the service they need and their doors working in an emergency when they just can’t wait for any additional repairs.
Many people are choosing to replace their overhead garage door torsion springs before they break to avoid the inconvenience of having their cars, lawnmowers or garbage cans stuck in their garage. If your overhead garage door torsion springs are around 6 to 7 years old in a house that was recently built or the springs were replace with standard springs within that date range please avoid the inconvenience and cost of having your cars stuck in your garage most of the time a family spends more money on lost work, daycare, or missed appointments than it would cost just to replace their overhead garage door torsion springs before they break.
Call Safe Way Garage Doors Now to have your overhead garage door torsion springs inspected or replaced today!
Did your garage door just stop going up, did you hear a loud bang in the garage? Is your overhead garage door now sitting a little crooked? Do you see a break in the spring that runs along the side of the tracks? You have a broken extension spring. Extension springs are generally used on smaller doors like an 8’ 9’ or a 10’ wide overhead garage door. Extension springs are attached to the bracket that holds the horizontal track to the ceiling. They extend as the door goes down and with one broken the door cannot work properly. Typically, one spring is broken and the other is not, however, you should always replace both extension springs when a garage door extension spring breaks. It is best to understand that both garage door extension springs have had the same number of cycles and the unbroken overhead door extension spring will be breaking very soon.
Overhead garage door extension springs last on average about 7 to 12 years. For most people, you will know you need to replace your overhead door extension springs because one of them will snap. Sometimes, however, when overhead garage door extension springs get older, they can lose their tension and the spring becomes elongated. This is rare but it does still happen. Basically, the coils are fatigued and when the door is up you can see gaps where the spring is not relaxing properly. When this happens, the spring becomes dangerous and can break at any moment. It is always the right choice to replace the overhead garage door extension springs to avoid the danger they pose of breaking and possibly flying into someone or something. The other problem is weak overhead garage door extension springs can cause damage to the garage door and prematurely wear out the opener, costing more money in the long run.
It is very important that the replacement springs are correct for the weight of your door. Using the wrong size overhead garage door springs extension springs will severely change the proper function and could also cause your garage door opener to break and cost you more money. Replacing overhead garage door extension springs can be very dangerous and if done wrong can harm someone using the garage door. Make sure you call Safe Way Garage Doors Inc for years of safe and trouble free garage door operation.
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