Garage Door Spring Repair
Emergency Broken Garage Door Spring Repair
What causes a broken garage door spring?
Garage door springs don’t last forever. Factory torsion and extension springs are usually only rated for 10,000 cycles and last about 5-10 years depending on how often the door is used and whether they are properly maintained. Rust, pool chemicals and excessive use can greatly reduce a spring’s service life.
What’s an Emergency Garage Door Spring Repair?
Until it happens to them, most people can’t grasp the idea of a garage door emergency. However when a spring breaks, the following problems can occur:
- Your car is stuck inside the garage
- Missed appointments
- Missed travel plans
- Missed events and social gatherings
- You lose automated access to your home
- Keypads and remotes will not open the door
- The door may become stuck partially open
- Resulting in a loss of security
- Or the door hanging dangerously over your car
Can’t I just pull the emergency release?
Unfortunately no, because the door will be too heavy to lift and won’t stay open even if you could. The springs are an important part of your garage door. They lift the weight of the door and when one of them breaks, neither you nor your opener can get your door open. In fact, attempting to help your opener lift the door while someone else pushes the button is extremely unsafe and can result in injury, damage to the garage door and/or opener. Most steel two-car garage doors weigh more than a couple of hundred pounds, with wood and hurricane doors weighing much more. Properly balanced and maintained springs are essential for safe and reliable operation of your garage door.
How much do garage door springs cost?
Garage door spring replacement costs vary because springs come many types and sizes. The right garage door springs provide the proper lift needed to open your door. Garage door springs, both torsion and extension, lift the of weight of your garage door every time it opens and closes. The average garage door spring can open and close the door about 10,000 times before the coils weaken, rust, crack, or snap. Ten thousand cycles may seem like a lot, but the typical modern family uses their door an average of 5 times a day. This means most springs will break every five or six years. If you use your door more, then the springs will fail much sooner. Spring replacement costs vary based on what type of spring you need, how much weight is being lifted and how many cycles the spring is rated for. With all of these variables, it is very difficult to have a one price fits all approach and you should be very wary of any company that does.
What are high cycle springs?
High cycle springs are designed for the way we use garage doors today. In many homes, the garage door has replaced the front door as the preferred way to get in and out. This means far more cycles than ever before. Our high cycle springs are rated for 50,000 cycles; five times the cycle life of the average garage door spring. We also prefer galvanized springs; it holds up well in the Florida humidity and it doesn’t rub off like paint or powder coatings.
If we haven’t answered all your questions or your garage door spring is broken and you need to be out today, call our emergency door repair hotline (855) 837-9960 or contact us via e-mail and let our experienced staff help you get your garage door spring repaired quickly and permanently. Our certified Master Technicians are equipped with fully stocked trucks so they can get your garage door fixed in one trip. We offer fast emergency service to all of Florida. Get out today!
The State of Florida requires all companies replacing garage doors to have a Contractor’s License. Occupational Licenses are not sufficient!
Choose a company that displays their license # in their advertising and on their vehicles. State License #’s begin with CRC, CBC, or CGC. “Licensed & Insured” in advertising usually means Occupational License only! Check with your county licensing board or contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.
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My husband and I wish to complement the excellence of Rudy. He installed, by himself, a double garage door in our house on Thursday Jan 10th, 2013. The installation was a big job which Rudy handled with professional skill, patience and perseverance. You should know that he not only did a commendable job, but he went the extra mile to complete the job in spite of several obstacles. He was always positive and attentive to the tasks at hand, and displayed a very positive and focused attitude. All we can say is that he is truly a remarkable employee for your company. We would like him to know that we wrote this commendation for it would be a positive effect not only for him but for your company. We thank you kindly for your attention to this matter. This commendation should make you pleased with your company and your employee.
~ Jacqueline and Tom Zmurko