Garage Door Spring Repair
It is a common belief that garage doors are raised and lowered by the garage door opener. In reality, the motor actually bears only a small portion of the weight when it comes to lifting a modern overhead garage door. An average garage door weighs approximately 400 lbs and an average garage door opener can only lift about 15 lbs of weight on its own. The majority of the garage door’s weight moves smoothly up and down on the tracks because of the energy stored in and slowly released by the garage door springs. Garage door springs store an enormous amount of energy that they release to lift the door. When the door is on the way down, energy is returned to the spring and a closed garage door has a fully “charged” spring once again.
Garage door springs rarely get the credit they are due. Most homeowners take them for granted until they stop working properly. Garage door springs are the backbone of your entire garage door system. Springs that do not work properly can cause significant damage to the garage door opener, cables, bearings, and the door itself. A garage door with a broken spring can fall rapidly and cause injury, damage to your vehicle, or even death. We NEVER recommend that you attempt to replace a broken spring yourself. The amount of energy they store is incredible and they can be VERY dangerous. You not only need the exact tools for the job, but you also need to have a good knowledge of the mechanics involved. Some of the steps involved in such a process can be life threatening and must be handled with care and precision, which is why it is ALWAYS recommended that you call Security Garage Door rather than trying to handle a garage door spring replacement or repair by yourself.
Proper maintenance of garage door springs is more important than most homeowners realize both in terms of maintaining your home’s value and your family’s safety and security. Neglect of the springs will significantly shorten their lifespan. We like to offer you a choice, so we have two options.
BEST VALUE – Security Garage Door’s heavy duty, oil tempered, high cycle garage door springs that do not require an adjustment and include a 10 year warranty.
Standard – Our oil tempered garage door springs that do not require an adjustment and include a 3 year warranty.
As always, we never charge any trip fees or hidden charges. We just offer you honest pricing and a great value. Call us today for a free estimate!