If you've ever been jolted awake by the sound of a garage door spring snapping, you know it's not just loud; it signals trouble. The springs in your garage door play a crucial role, counterbalancing the weight of the door to make opening and closing smooth and effortless. When one breaks, that balance is thrown off, leading to potential danger and inconvenience.
There are two main types of garage door springs: torsion and extension. Torsion springs are mounted above the garage door opening, while extension springs run along both tracks on either side. Each type has its own unique repair needs but fear not—repairing them is bread-and-butter work for experienced pros like us at Jackson's Garage Doors LLC.Kicking off with DIY repairs might seem tempting but take caution; these springs are under immense tension and can pose serious risks if mishandled. This is why we always recommend getting professional help from teams who have seen it all before.
When we get calls about broken springs in Southington homes, our first step is safety—both yours and ours. We start by securing the area around your garage door to prevent any accidents during repairs. Next up? Assessing whether your system uses torsion or extension springs because each requires a different approach.Torsion spring replacement involves unwinding the remaining tension (safely.), removing the broken spring(s), installing new ones correctly sized for your specific setup—and then winding everything back up again properly aligned so that balance is restored among galaxies...well maybe just in your garage for now.Extension spring systems need careful recalibration as well since they must be perfectly balanced across both sides of the doorway to operate smoothly without putting undue stress on cables or pulleys involved in their operation cycle every time you hit that remote button.
To keep future breakdowns at bay, regular maintenance checks are key—they're like health check-ups but for your garage doors. Listen out for strange noises when operating them or watch out for uneven movements which could hint at underlying issues waiting to escalate into full-blown problems down the line. Lubricating moving parts annually with appropriate products also goes a long way towards preventing wear and tear accumulation over years of use. And remember, whenever doubt creeps concerning functionality, safely reach experts for a quick evaluation and peace of mind.
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