Broken Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Spring Types

Being a garage door owner isn’t always easy. Sometimes you have to deal with problems that seem to arise out of nowhere. Problems just like the ones’ you deal with when you have broken garage door springs.

Whether extension or torsion, most standard springs are rated for 10,000 cycles, or 10 years (whichever comes first). Torsion springs provides your door the ability to operate properly.

However, in order for them do so they are under an immense amount of tension, which makes them quite dangerous to be around. Even when only one spring breaks, it is always recommended that they both be replaced.

A Word of Caution

Broken garage door springs can be dangerous – even more so when they’re broken -never forget that! That is why you should NEVER even think about touching them no matter how “handy” you may be around the house.

My Garage Door Spring Broke, Now What?

The first and most important thing you should do (or more accurately not do) upon finding out that your garage door springs have gone kaput is NOT TO PANIC. Yes, it’s frustrating dealing with broken springs, but suffice it to say panicking will just make it even more stressful.

Don’t Try To Force The Door Open Or Close – Remember what we said about it weighing up-to 500 pounds and just leave it be.

Don’t Disengage The Opener – The opener’s arm may be the only thing stopping the door from slamming down (if open) frightening fast.

Don’t Attempt This Repair Yourself – No matter how many DIY articles and You Tube videos telling otherwise, this project is extremely risky.

Do Call Work – Unless you want to risky an angry boss, you should immediately call your place of employment to tell you’ll be a bit late considering the circumstances.

Don’t Try To Force The Door Open Or Close – Remember what we said about it weighing up-to 500 pounds and just leave it be.

Do Call Summit Garage Door Repair – We have experienced technicians that can arrive to your home or business, diagnose the problem, and replace your door’s springs all in the fastest manner possible 24-hours a day/7-days a week.

Do Grab a cup of coffee and relax – Read the paper, leaf through a magazine, or visit your favorite social media channels and relax; Summit Garage Door Repair is on the way…

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

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.