In today’s busy world as most of us find ourselves rushing about, attempting to get to one place or another on time, just about every day, our garage doors along with all its components can get quite a workout.
For homes with two or more drivers, it’s not unusual for the garage door to be operated a minimum of four times per day/300+ times per year, not counting those homes that have little ones running about.
Now consider this: your garage door springs provide the door with most, if not all, of its lifting power. What this means is that when they’re broken, your door will not be able to open, and it will become unsafe to operate.
Garage door springs, whether extension or torsion, can break for a variable number of common reasons including those listed below:
- Age: 10,000 Cycles
- Cold Weather Conditions
What Type of Garage Door Spring Do You Have?
Take a look at your garage door. If you noticed two springs on each side, then you have extension springs, which more than likely are attached with safety cables for safer handling of your door.
If the springs are attached directly above the garage door, in a central location, then you have torsion springs. These springs are the most common type of springs used in residential homes.
Both extension and torsion springs are under immense tension. It is this tension that affords your springs with the ability to counterbalance the entire weight, in some cases upwards of 500 pounds, of the garage door.
Once broken – you may hear a loud popping noise when they break – you will probably be facing some serious problems including a door that just won’t remain open.
For your safety we highly recommend that you NOT attempt to operate or force your door to open (or close), as this may cause the door to come crashing down, fast. It’s probably best that you just unplug the opener.
Seeking Help from the Professionals
While replacing springs may seem like an easy task for some of you, especially those of you that are handier around the house, it is one task that should never be completed without the help of a professional garage door repair technician.
There are many reputable garage door repair companies, including Dynamic Door Service Tulsa that can provide the entire Tulsa area, as well as surrounding areas, with same day or 24-hour emergency services.
Rather than attempting to repair something that is DANGEROUS, do yourself a favor, and call the pros at Dynamic today – (918) 938-1338. With fully stocked trucks, we can replace your springs safely and correctly, our first time out.