What You Need To Know About Garage Door Spring Replacement
Are you planning on doing a garage door spring replacement yourself? It’s important to hire a professional like Ex-Cello Overhead Door Company to do the job.
Here’s what you need to know to save yourself some time, grief and possible injury.
Do All Garage Doors Have Springs?
Yes, all the modern garage doors have one or two springs on them and they bear all the weight of the door as you open and close it.
How Long Should a Garage Door Spring Last?
On average, door springs last for around seven to nine years with the assumption they get four cycles every day and 10,000 cycles throughout their lifetime.
However, if the door is used more, the daily cycles are increased and if you don’t have a garage door professional do regular maintenance, the average life can get reduced to four to five years.
How Do I Know if my Garage Door Spring is Broken?
When the torsion spring of your garage door breaks, you may notice any of the following:
- Automatic door opener won’t open the garage door
- Disconnecting the door opener and trying to raise it manually won’t keep the door in “up position”
- The garage door spring may look broken
If you notice any of these, you the easiest and quickest way to solve this problem is to call Excello and arrange a garage door spring replacement. We’re fast and we offer emergency service around the clock.
Is it Dangerous to Replace Garage Door Spring?
Yes, it could be dangerous if you try to replace your own garage door spring. We don’t recommend this!
Older doors don’t have the same safety mechanisms incorporated into them as newer doors and the door springs can and will snap. As a result, springs can go through the walls, scratch your car, injure you, a family member or even a pet.
It’s much safer to call a professional. Not only can we quickly replace your broken springs, we can perform the regular maintenance you need to keep them in good shape.
If you’re worried about the shape of your door or the springs and you’re considering a replacement garage door spring, contact us!
We’re happy to talk to you on the phone and come out and have a look.