Fixing Garage Door Springs Quickly for Your Safety
Whether you need torsion or extension garage door springs replaced, you need it taken care of quickly. Why does urgency matter? If garage door springs are neglected for too long, it can be dangerous. Think of all the expensive items you keep stored in your garage. If you choose to ignore your garage door springs, it’s only a matter of time until the door actually collapses and falls on your car, lawn gear, tools, seasonal decorations, or anything else you have stored inside. Even worse, a door collapse could injury you or a family member. But besides the safety risks, there are also mechanical risks. If you operate your door with broken springs, you most likely will damage your operator.
Precision Door technicians professionally and reliably replace garage door springs for Grand Rapids area homeowners. When you contact us, we will be sure to diagnose the problem and get it taken care of as quickly as possible.
Where is my Torsion Spring?
Torsion springs are the big springs which are connected above your garage door. When these garage door springs aren’t working as they should, you could have a door which won’t open or close or one that is very dangerous. Precision Door has a team of professionals who know the ins and outs of torsion spring repair and replacement.
What is an Extension Spring?
An extension spring is the garage door spring that is lined up along the side of your garage door. This helps your garage door to open and close without too much strain on the motor. Sooner or later, your extension springs will get stretched out beyond their limit and won’t be able to support the weight of the garage door. When this happens, you will need garage door extension spring replacement.
Precision Spring Repair Best Practices
The last thing you want to happen is to have your car stuck in the garage when you need it most. That’s why Precision leads by example and follows the industry’s best practices in order to make the best recommendation to homeowners each time we step foot in a garage.
Replacing Both Springs
Most garage doors have two springs installed at the same time. When one breaks it’s safe to say the second spring’s life expectancy has just about expired. To save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, Precision will usually recommend replacing both springs.
Using the Right Springs
Since garage doors come in all weights and sizes, the right springs need to be installed in order to properly balance the door. If a technician puts the wrong spring on your door, not only will this damage your garage door system, but it will cause the garage door opener to do more work than it was built to do. This is why Precision technicians only install the right springs for the door’s weight and check their work by performing a balance test.
With every spring replacement, Precision provides a free safety inspection to make sure all the hardware and moving parts on your door are in good working condition and meet safety standards. Since the hardware was probably installed at the same time as the springs, it’s possible there are worn mechanical parts on your door that are unsafe. Think about spring failure as a symptom to a possibly larger problem with your door. This is why it’s a Precision Best Practice to provide a free safety inspection and maintain a safe environment for our customers.
Why Precision’s Garage Spring Repair Outperforms the Competition
Precision installs a weather-resistant powder coated spring to prevent corrosion and friction. We believe in our springs, so we put our name on them and we back them up with the industry’s best warranty. In a 72-hour salt spray test performed by a third party research company, only Precision’s Green Powder Coated Springs proved to be 100% resistant to corrosion.
The Last Spring Repair You’ll Ever Pay For
Just like car tires are rated by miles, garage door springs are rated by an estimated number of cycles (one cycle = your garage door going up AND down one time). The springs used by our competition range anywhere from 5,000-10,000 cycles, whereas we use a high-grade steel spring rated for 25,000-50,000 cycles. This is why we can put a lifetime guarantee on our springs for as long as you live in your home.
When a company tells you they’re providing you a warranty of only one to three years, it’s probably because they’re cheap or unreliable hardware. We can provide a lifetime warranty on the hardware we use because it’s superior to what other garage door companies use. We’re so confident that our springs won’t need replacing that if one should happen to break, our name is on the springs to remind you to call us to replace it for free!
How Much Does Spring Replacement Cost?
To give you an exact price quote, we would need to know the size of the door, weight and type of garage door springs needed (torsion or extension). We recommend that one of our certified technicians takes the proper measurements in person before giving you an exact price quote.
Garage Door Spring Replacement
If your torsion and extension springs are beyond repair, Precision can provide you with affordable and fast garage door spring replacement. This is work which is best left to the professionals. If you attempt to replace your garage door springs on your own, it can actually be incredibly dangerous.