A garage door’s springs begin to lose their effectiveness with continuous use. If you notice poor performance or see a broken spring, you should always contact an emergency garage door repair professional immediately. Continuing to operate your garage door when the springs are broken puts the safety of your family in jeopardy.
To help you get to know more about how to avoid the dangers of broken garage door springs, read the following post by Precision Door of Delaware.
A Garage Door Spring Set’s Purpose
Garage door springs play a key role in the smooth, easy, and effective operation of your garage door system. Each time the door goes up or down, the springs transfer power and offset gravity’s effects, making the door light enough for the opener to raise and lower when the receiver is pushed.
Why Not Wait to Replace Springs?
Since garage door springs have such a major responsibility, a broken spring is an urgent problem that, if left alone, could quickly lead to the following:
Uncoil and Strike: To work properly, garage door springs rely on being wound up tight, carrying large amounts of tension. When a spring is broken yet required to continue operating, it’s much more likely to release this built-up power at random and without direction.
Total Collapse: If both springs break (which is more likely to happen with the added stress of one spring being already broken), the chance that the springs will give out and lead to a full system failure exponentially increases.
Spring Replacement Considerations
Aside from looking up and seeing a broken spring or experiencing a clear issue with your garage door’s performance, the number one way to avoid spring issues is to have your system routinely checked by a professional.
A Matter of Time: A standard spring set will last on average 5,000 to 10,000 cycles, which, depending on how often you use the door, could be as many as nine years or as few as three. If you know that your family uses your garage door heavily and you don’t remember the last time you had the system professionally inspected, make this a priority.
Replacing One Spring but Not the Other: Precision Door recommends that you always replace both garage door springs even if only one is broken. Why? Knowing what we know about the life expectancy of garage door springs, if the former set was installed at the same time, chances are the older spring that doesn’t have a problem now surely will soon.
Doing so can help to prevent quickly experiencing the subsequent dangers we mentioned above a second time.
Contact Precision Door for Garage Door Spring Replacements
Precision Door of Delaware’s premium garage door springs are fortified to last five times longer than typical springs, functioning on average for 25,000 to 50,000 cycles.
Better parts, highly trained technicians, and an immediate service line team up to ensure that when a spring breaks and you act quickly, you don’t only get your garage door restored to working order, but you also get the peace of mind that your family is safe.
Have a question about your door’s behavior or want to request service or set up a safety inspection? Call Precision Door of Delaware.