Garage Door Spring Repair in Royal Palm Beach, Florida
One of the most common repairs we see on garage doors is replacing broken or worn out springs. The tightly-coiled springs above or on the sides of the door support its weight as it opens and closes throughout the day. An average spring will last for an estimated 10,000 cycles of opening and closing, so sooner or later, a spring will give out and need to be replaced.
When you suddenly have trouble opening your garage door, it may be because a spring is broken. Your garage door may weigh between 200 and 500 pounds, and the springs are what make it possible for you to open it with relative ease. When one or both springs are broken, you may not even be able to lift the door without help. Because of that, it’s always best to call for professional garage door spring repair in Royal Palm Beach.
Knowing Your Springs: Extension vs. Torsion
Garage doors typically operate on one of two standard types of springs:
- Extension springs are the more common type, often found in older garage doors. These springs are found on either side of your garage door and will be mounted on the swing arms. They work like typical springs, and have a lifespan of 5,000 to 10,000 cycles.
- Torsion springs are generally safer as they’re usually housed in an enclosed unit. This type of spring is quite a bit stronger and works more like a mouse trap, using torque power to lift the heavy weight. You’ll find torsion springs mounted above your garage door. These springs will last an average of 20,000 cycles.
Before calling for service, it’s a good idea to have a look at your door to determine what type of springs it operates on.
Call us For Spring Repair!
People often ask about replacing springs on their own. While you can easily purchase parts for your door, we strongly recommend having your springs replaced by a professional. Not only is the job a tough and dangerous one, but it’s also extremely important to select the right grade and size of spring for your door. Not all springs are created equal, and depending on the weight of your door, you may need a heavier spring.
Give JHowen a call for all your garage door needs including roller replacement and garage door spring repair in Royal Palm Beach.