Springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door, but they are often overlooked. Could a faulty spring be causing your garage door issue? First, look at your garage door to determine if you have a torsion spring or extension spring. Then read on to learn the signs of a spring problem.
Torsion Spring Issues
Torsion springs are springs that sit above your garage door to physically pull the door up. If your garage door does not open and your opener seems fine, the problem could lie with the torsion spring. Do not attempt to fix this problem yourself! Attempting to force your door open may damage other parts of the garage door, and you could seriously injure yourself if you try to fix the spring. A professional can assess the problem and safely replace the spring.
Extension Spring Issues
Extension springs are smaller than torsion springs and are attached to either side of your garage door. They also assist in pulling the garage door up. Because garage doors with extension springs have two springs (garage doors with torsion springs only have one), you might face an issue where only one spring is functional. The most common sign of this problem is a garage door that is uneven. A garage door that only goes up part way might also have an extension spring problem. Like torsion spring issues, it can be dangerous to attempt an extension spring repair. Call a professional to solve the problem safely.
Whether you have a torsion spring problem, extension spring problem, or another type of garage door issue, Garage Door Doctor is here to help. Call us today for immediate garage door repair in the Houston area.
Garage Door Springs Problem. Does your garage door stop when it is going up? Did you hear a loud bang, similar to a gun shot? Do the torsion springs above your door seem separated? If so, you might just have a broken torsion garage door spring. Torsion springs are located above the garage door and they are what lift the actual weight of the garage door. Most doors weigh between 150 to 250 pounds and without working springs, the garage door opener cannot lift the door. Attempting to use a garage door opener to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause numerous parts on the opener to break.