Broken Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Spring Types

Being a home owner isn’t easy and a problematic garage door can be a nightmare. Sometimes it seems like problems arise out of nowhere and you are left dealing with them. Especially when dealing with a broken garage door springs.
No matter if your garage door is set-up with extension or torsion springs, the springs are rated for 10,000 cycles or 10 years, whichever happens first. Torsion springs allow your door the ability to function properly and safely.
Keep in mind that your garage door springs are under an extreme amount of tension, which allows the garage door to be opened and closed easily. This tension makes the springs very dangerous to be around. When the garage door springs break, it is best to get them replaced right away.

A Word of Caution

Broken garage door springs are very dangerous – when those springs are broken they can be even more dangerous – please NEVER forget this! For this reason, it is recommended that you DO NOT attempt the repair. Even if you are very “handy” around the house, a mistake while attempting this repair can lead to very serious injury of death.

My Garage Door Spring Broke, Now What?

First and most important thing to do or “NOT” to do is PANIC. When your garage door springs have broken panicking will make this frustrating ordeal more stressful. Take a breath and follow the advice below…

First and most important thing to do or “NOT” to do is PANIC. When your garage door springs have broken panicking will make this frustrating ordeal more stressful. Take a breath and follow the advice below…
Never Try To Force The Door Open Or Close – Keep in mind that your garage door weighs over 400 pounds, it is best to leave it be.
Never Disengage Your Opener – The garage door opener’s arm (bar connecting the opener to your garage door) may be the only thing holding the door up. Releasing the emergency cord can cause the door to slam down frightening fast if open.
Never Attempt This Repair Yourself – Even if you are very “handy” around the house, read all the “DIY” articles and watched all the YouTube videos; this repair job is very dangerous and risky. It is best to call a professional at Dependable Garage Door Repair.
Must Call Work – You do not want to anger or upset your boss, you should call your work immediately to inform them you will be late considering the situation.
Never Try To Force The Garage Door Open Or Close – Remember earlier we said your garage door weighs over 400 pounds, best to leave it be.
Must Call Dependable Garage Door Repair – Our highly skilled and experienced will arrive to your home or business, evaluate the issue and replace your garage door springs in the most timely manner 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

How Do I know If I Have A Broken Garage Door Spring?

Does it look like this?

If you springs look anything like the one depicted in the picture above, then you have a broken garage door spring. If not, and your door still won’t budge, there may be a number of other problems ailing it.

If your door is be troublesome, regardless of whether the springs are broken or not, then you should immediately give us a call. Considering that we offer free estimates, there’s no reason to hesitate.