Broken Springs | Why Do Garage Door Springs Break?
Important for getting in and out of the garage, the garage door spring also serves a key role in safety. Garage doors weigh anywhere from 110 to 600 pounds. If you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, a garage door broken springs can cause serious injury. Never work on extension springs yourself because it requires the expertise of a knowledgeable technician.
You have a few common injuries with broken extension springs that include:
- Broken wrists
- Broken fingers
- Head injuries
Don’t underestimate the dangers because broken garage door broken springs can kill. Now that garage door use torsion springs, you don’t hear as much about people dying because of them. Manufacturers made torsion springs with a central metal shaft around them. That doesn’t mean they come without risk because someone inexperienced with garage door should still never work with the springs.
Broken Garage Door Spring
Few signs that the garage door springs has broken. Look for a 2 inch gap on the springs, which indicates that a break occurred. Other signs can point to a broken garage doors as well, such as the doors closing with greater force, the door not opening or closing, the door appearing crooked as it closes or the door opening only a couple of inches before it closes.
What Happen if a Spring Broke?
Garage door with a broken springs should have the door left closed. If the door remains in the open position, only close it if you can safely do so. Use the click from afar to close the doors. Unplug the garage doors openers from the wall to ensure that no one accidentally opens it. Otherwise, call in a technician to do it. Don’t risk injury.
You may think of breaking a finger as minor, but don’t underestimate the damage. We know of someone who worked on a garage door spring. It snapped and broke his thumb. The thing is, it did more than break his thumb. The spring caused permanent nerve damage so that he could never use that hand again. On top of that, when the spring broke, it ricocheted and smashed him in the face. The power behind the spring caused a massive laceration. Don’t underestimate broken garage doors broken springs. Even torsion springs pose a danger.
Find the Springs on Your Garage Door
Location of the garage door broken springs vary. Torsion springs, usually much larger, will sit above the garage doors. Extension springs are usually between 3 to 6 feet in length. You can see them above the tracks, but most of the newer models use a torsion spring because broken garage door springs from a torsion spring don’t pose the same danger. Not only does it improve safety, but they last longer and are sturdier. Still, call the experts even with a torsion springs.
Garage Door Repair
Given the size of garage doors, it’s surprising what a delicate mechanism it can be and how easily it can be damaged. Normal wear and tear can also lead to parts malfunctioning. When you have an issue with your garage door, our experienced technicians will take a look at it and examine it for any number of problem. We can perform common replacements, such as replacing tracks and cables. Your roller or doors panel might also need to be replaced.
On a garage door broken springs can mean that it is not opening or closing correctly. We can repair these if necessary. We can also take a look at your remote and your sensor alignment to make sure that they are functioning correctly.
We’ll offer our friendly expertise to diagnose the problem with your garage doors and resolve it as quickly as possible.
Choose Us For All Your Garage Door Needs
Pros Garage Door not just specialists for your garage doors broken spring, part replacements or any other issues you’re having. We see ourselves and the service we offer as part of the community, and that means you are more than just customers to us. With this in mind, we provide top-notch consultation, diagnosis and repair because we understand how important it is to you that all the components of your garage door work safely and correctly.
Our technicians are knowledgeable, experienced and courteous, and they get the job done right and on time. We know that nobody likes the hassle of dealing with a broken garage doors, so we do everything we can to make the process as easy as possible so that you can go back to getting the full use of your garage quickly.
When to Call in the Professionals
You have cases where you might dial the number of a professional garage door company because you have too big of a dent in the door. With a bigger dent, you might try to first eliminate it with your own methods, but if it doesn’t disappear, call Pros Garage Door in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. With most dents in a garage door, you can repair them. However, you may need a professional to get rid of it.