Our team was called to a garage door repair job in Galesburg, IL. The homeowners had stopped using their garage door because it was rising unevenly, and were concerned about safety. Upon inspection, we discovered that one of the extension springs had snapped on the other side of the door. When we checked the spring, we found it was still new but had broken prematurely due to its wrong size. We explained what had happened to the client and told them we would need to replace both springs with the right size. They agreed, and we got to work. We always keep our service truck full of spare parts to ensure our clients receive speedy service. Since our team was so familiar with garage door spring replacement, the job took us less than an hour to finish. Thanks to our Titan Garage Door Quad Cities experts - the client could not have been happier with our prompt and dependable service.
Doing garage door repairs on your own, such as replacing torsion springs, may seem cost-effective. However, it is one of the most dangerous things a homeowner like you can do. Over a thousand Americans end up in the emergency room each year due to DIY garage door repairs. Installing the wrong-sized garage door springs is one of the most frequent mistakes homeowners make while attempting a DIY repair. It creates a serious safety issue and can result in costly and time-consuming malfunctions. So save yourself the trouble and call a professional if you need to replace the springs on your garage door.
The springs on a garage door have an important job. They help to counterbalance the door's weight to stay at the correct height when being raised or lowered. The springs also help the door move safely and at a good speed.
Select a spring with the appropriate size to ensure your garage door will function properly. For example, a spring that is too strong (too large) will pull the door too high. Meanwhile, a spring that is too weak (too small) will not provide enough support. So you must evaluate the size of your spring carefully. An oversize spring will cause your door to open more rapidly than it should. In extreme cases, the door might open with such power that it can knock down a child or an unsuspecting adult.
It is never a good idea to try and fix your garage door springs on your own. Instead, call a professional garage door repair company to fix the problem quickly. They will be able to replace your springs with the correct size.
Garage door springs typically last 7-9 years. However, those that are opened and closed more than four times a day may only have a life expectancy of 4-6 years. Many Americans use their garage door more than this amount.
Garage door springs are subject to a lot of wear and tear. Over time, they stretch and contract thousands of times, which naturally wears them down. Eventually, they become too weak to carry the weight of the door, and that is when you start having problems.
The door with the weak springs will give you quite the workout. Going down is easy enough, but going up is quite the challenge. Sad to say, all that extra weight could also damage other components. Also, the spring is so weak that you are not sure it will reach the top. So be careful when opening and closing this door. You do not want it to slam shut on you or anyone or anything that may be in its way.
Are your old, rusty garage door springs beginning to weaken? At Titan Garage Door Quad Cities, we understand that any parts of a garage door are important. So please do not wait for them to break and put you and your family in danger. We specialize in garage door spring replacement and other repair and maintenance services, providing peace of mind and long-lasting performance. Our expert technicians will come to your home and replace your old springs with brand-new ones. We also have 24/7 emergency garage door service in the Quad Cities area. So call us now for free estimates.
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