Significantly worn springs can affect your door’s ability to open and close smoothly. Worse still, if they are entirely broken, your door simply won't function. Fortunately, it’s possible to solve these problems easily by replacing the worn components. Never try to handle a spring replacement alone, it can be extremely dangerous.
Comparing Torsion And Extension
Torsion and extension springs are the two of the most common types for use in garage door systems. Each type provides a counterbalance to your door’s weight and ensures its mobility. You'll find torsion springs above the door, installed as a single unit, whereas extension springs come as a pair and are fitted to each side of the door. Our professionals are skilled when it comes to handling either types and can adjust or replace the damaged or worn components.
Loss Of Tension
Garage door springs must have the appropriate level of tension. Should you discover that your door is beginning to close more quickly than anticipated, it could mean that you are experiencing a loss of tension. These components are under constant stress and as such, are subject to wear and tear during their lifespan. When they become overused, they will lose their ability to function and will need to be replaced. It is better to address this issue sooner rather than later to prevent further damage or a total breakdown.
Preventing An Accident
A spring that suddenly snaps is extremely hazardous and may pose a threat to anyone in the vicinity. Not only is this dangerous, it can also be extremely frustrating to find your door completely stuck and non-functioning. With the help of our dedicated team and through regular, scheduled maintenance visits, these problems can become a thing of the past. We'll help to keep your components adjusted and well-lubricated. At the end of the day, the better care you take of your springs, the less likely they are to wear out prematurely.
Call The Professionals
You can rely on our team at Garage Door Repair McKinney to get the job right, first time, every time. Call us today!