If your car is stuck inside your garage or your door is stuck open, call the professionals at Garage Door Specialists, Inc. Being late to work or having your door stuck open is undoubtedly frustrating, but torsion springs are high-tension components — attempting to fix, replace or adjust broken springs on your garage door without the right tools and proper training is very dangerous, risking the safety of yourself and anyone nearby.
Replacing Garage Door Springs
If your garage door is out of operation, it’s an inconvenience and a security risk. Garage door spring replacement is not a DIY project! We cannot stress enough that replacing a garage spring is dangerous and should only be handled by a professional. We have over 40 years of experience servicing broken garage doors in Morganton, Hickory, Lenoir and across the western North Carolina. Our technicians are trained to replace and maintain your commercial or residential garage door springs and components safely, efficiently and professionally. Installing garage door springs can include replacing:
- Broken garage door torsion springs
- Broken garage door extension springs
- Other parts that may be damaged or worn
- Removing the old springs
- Tightening the new spring
Following replacement, we’ll make sure your new springs perform as expected. For ongoing care, we recommend annual professional maintenance. Maintenance services include inspection, lubrication and recommendations for replacing any worn or damaged components. Spotting signs of worn or unbalanced springs early can help reduce the risk of a broken door.
Signs of a Broken Garage Door Torsion Spring
On most garage doors, torsion springs are mounted directly above the opening, in line with the door. When the door closes, the springs are wound, creating tension. This tension helps ease the opening of the door by carrying some of the weight. When torsion springs fail, they can lose tension or snap completely, damaging anything in their path.
The most obvious sign of a broken garage door spring is a complete loss of operation. Whether open or closed, steer clear and call a professional. Other common signs of broken garage door springs in Morganton, NC, include:
- Unnatural noises: Call a professional if you hear squeaking or grinding sounds when you open or close your garage. Your springs may need servicing, or they may be coming up for replacement.
- Unbalanced movement: Most garage doors have torsion springs on either side. Uneven or restricted door operation may indicate issues with one of your springs.
The trouble may also be due to other components in your garage. When you contact us for garage door spring replacement in Hickory NC, Statesville NC, or the surrounding areas, we’ll arrive with everything we need to make sure all parts of your garage door are repaired.
Expected Lifespan of a Garage Door Spring
Garage door springs do have a limited lifespan. Most torsion springs are manufactured to last 10,000 uses. Below is the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle garage door spring:
- 2 times a day = around 14 years
- 4 times a day = around 7 years
- 6 times a day = about 5 years
- 8 times a day = about 3 years
10,000 cycles may look like a high number at the beginning, but garages get a lot of wear. Based on average residential usage, most torsion springs must be replaced after about eight years. For commercial garages, replacement is much more frequent. Unless you’ve been keeping count, you’ll likely experience broken garage door springs when you least expect it.
Call a Professional Garage Door Repair Company in Statesville, NC
Call the professionals at Garage Door Specialists, Inc. for torsion spring replacement in Statesville, Morganton, Lenoir and across western NC. We offer a full range of rapid garage repair services, including torsion and extension spring replacement. We’re committed to your satisfaction. For torsion spring replacement service 24/7 and other garage door repair services, call 828-584-2297 or contact us online today.
Spring Repair in Hickory
"We had a broken spring on our door and wisely called the specialists. Jim arrived on time, fixed the door promptly and took care of the routine maintenance. Very courteous, highly recommended." - Phil Trick