Garage door spring repair is by far the most common problem homeowners run into. The springs do most of the heavy lifting for your door and so they are crucial for smooth garage door operation. Torsion springs store potential energy and can exert kinetic energy so as to provide help with opening the door. These unassuming springs help open and close your door every time you go in and out of your garage. A double width garage door can weigh several hundred pounds so it’s good to have the help!
Torsion Spring Repair Safety
That said, garage door springs work hard and can store a lot of energy and force. As a result, this makes them dangerous in the hands of an untrained professional. So rule number one – don’t do DIY spring repair. In short, it’s not worth the risk. Always call a professional garage door repair service like Sawtooth Garage Doors so you get springs replaced safely. Standard garage door springs last around 10,000 cycles so you can expect them to last 5-7 years depending on usage.
High Cycle Garage Door Springs
High cycle garage doors springs are made with thicker springs and as a result last longer. For a modest increase in the part cost, you can get a 25,000 cycle torsion spring that can last twice as long as a standard spring. We think this is a wise investment and therefore recommend it to all our clients. If our crew is out to replace your garage door springs, why not install a better spring that will last longer? It doesn’t cost that much more and as a result you can double or triple the life of the spring. We’d be happy to discuss your options for upgrading your garage door springs during our visit to you site. Above all it could save you time, money and most of all, the inconvenience of a broken garage door.