garage door spring repair

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garage door spring repair

Garage door Spring replacement DangerPlease be careful! And do not attempt to try and replace a broken spring by yourself, and contact a garage doors company in calgary to do the replacement for you.

When to Call for Spring Repair

You can usually tell when a spring is nearing the end of its usefulness because the door will open sluggishly.
If you suspect the garage door spring is on its last legs there is a simple test you can run.
Disconnect the motor by pulling on the emergency release handle that’s near the end of the chain right above the door.
It should be bright red or yellow and have a handle on it.
Once the motor is disconnected open the door manually to about the height of your waist and let go of it.
If the door doesn’t move your spring is probably okay.
If however the door begins to fall toward the ground the spring should probably be replaced.

When a torsion or extension spring snaps it can produce a pretty startling sound.
All the springs energy is released in one violent convulsion and people have actually lost their lives working on or near a spring when it snaps.
As such, it’s crucial to always leave garage door spring repair to the pros at B&W Garage Doors.

Types of garage door springs:

Torsion-Spring-repair

Torsion spring – In most cases a single torsion spring is used to lift the garage door. Typically it is attached to the wall above the door and is positioned parallel to the door.
As the door is lowered the torsion spring coils ever tighter and stores enormous amounts of energy.
When you open the door the torsion spring releases its energy by uncoiling and thus lifting the door.
Torsion springs have a typical lifespan of 10,000 open/close cycles. That translates to roughly 7 years of life if the door is opened and closed 4 times a day.
Obviously if you only use your garage door rarely the torsion spring should have much longer life.

Extension garage door spring repair

 Extension springs – Extension springs run parallel to the garage door tracks.
Typically 2 extension springs are used with one over each track.
As their name implies extension springs store energy by extending lengthwise as the door is dropped.
They then release that energy by contracting as the door is opened.
In an effort to save money unscrupulous garage door companies will sometimes install as single extension spring that sits between the 2 tracks.
While this may work for a time it puts enormous stress on the spring which will have an abbreviated lifespan as a result.

COMMON QUESTIONS

I have a double car garage, do I need to replace both springs?
Springs run on cycles—when one goes, the other is right behind it.
To save time and money we always change both springs.

How much will new springs cost?
Springs cost can vary based on the size and weight of the door.
A specialist can determine that once arriving to the site.
Although the concept of replacing the springs is similar, the same job can get complicated in different
doors due to their condition.
 
Can I still open my door with a broken spring on my garage door?
Yes, in many cases you can, but you may damage other components.
Depending how heavy your door is, in some cases you can try to open it
manually, especially if there is still one more spring working.
 
Can I replace my garage door springs by myself?
Replacing your garage door springs takes specialty tools and knowledge. The
replacement of springs includes high tension of the springs and cables.
Installing the springs by yourself is not recommended.
 
 

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