Garage Door Spring Replacement
Your garage door springs are one of the most important parts of your garage door.
They do the heavy lifting—four times a day in most homes. Make sure that your springs are in the best condition possible, especially when it comes to garage door spring replacement or repair.
If a serious problem with your overhead door arises, don’t delay in calling. A broken garage door spring is not only inconvenient, but it’s also dangerous.
When a garage door spring breaks an immense amount of energy being displaced. Torsion springs are mounted over the garage door and they have a shaft running through the middle. When they break, the spring unwinds in less than a second and creates a loud noise due to the coils spinning on the shaft.
Broken garage door spring replacement is our speciality! When it comes to spring replacements, be careful not to get taken advantage of. Overhead Door Company of Huntsville™ provides straight forward fair pricing. Don’t fall for the bait and switch tactics. Prices should include parts and labor, and whether they charge a service charge. When you call us to schedule your spring replacement, you can expect a higher level of service and trust.
About Garage Door Springs
What some of our North Alabama customers may not realize is that garage door springs have a life expectancy measured in cycles rather than years. One cycle is a single opening and closing sequence, which means the more you use the door, the shorter the life expectancy of the springs. In busy households, the number of cycles can add up quickly, increasing the chance that you’ll experience a broken garage door spring.
There are two types of garage door springs. The first, torsion springs are mounted above the garage door. The other, extension springs are mounted above the door tracks or on either side. While easy to overlook, your garage door springs are a vital part of the safe and effective operation of your garage door. Springs may look the same, but they come in different sizes depending on the size and weight of your garage door. Our team of spring specialists will match the appropriate spring to your garage door and efficiently make an installation.
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It is important to note that replacing torsion springs is dangerous, and we never recommend this as a do-it-yourself project. These springs work by winding and releasing cables that support the entire weight of your garage door; in other words, this spring is under a great deal of tension. If not handled properly and professionally, it could cause serious injury. Instead of taking on this project by yourself, call the experts at Overhead Door Company™. We’d be more than happy to discuss with you any questions you might have about garage door spring replacements. We will give scheduling and pricing at this time.
Repair and Installations
Trust this repair to the experts. A spring replacement is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. With so many spring setups, wire sizes, lengths, and more, its important a broken spring is repaired with the correct replacement. A trained professional will ensure your replacement spring balances the garage door weight properly, allowing the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an electric opener.
Your repair team will arrive on time and ready to begin your project. After your garage door operator installation, your team will clean up your garage, driveway, and any other part of your home that was affected. At this time we will ask you to pay for any outstanding balance you will have with us.
Broken Garage Door Springs? Here’s What to Do About It.
Broken springs represent the most common type of repair call for garage door repair technicians.
Here are a few questions and answers that will help you determine if you have a broken spring and what to do next.
Here’s What Not to Do.
If you experience a broken spring, do not attempt to lift the door manually or with the assistance of the electric opener.
Without the aid of a proper spring, the door will become extremely heavy and difficult to lift manually. Attempting to lift the door by hand with a broken spring could cause you personal harm. Furthermore, attempting to open the broken door with the electric opener will likely cause further damage. Garage door openers are manufactured to lift doors only with the assistance of the garage door spring. If the spring is broken, continuing to use the opener will probably burn out the motor.
The Dangers of DIY Garage Door Spring Repair
Replacing broken garage door springs is not a DIY project! Springs should never be adjusted or replaced by individuals who are not properly trained and possess the proper tools. Spring replacements are dangerous because when installing the new springs, they are placed under extreme tension. Without the proper tools and training, the wrong size replacement spring or springs can cause damage to the garage door and opener. More importantly, without the proper tools and training, serious personal injury can occur.
About Overhead Door of Huntsville™
Proudly serving North Alabama & surrounding communities
The Overhead Door Company of Huntsville™ has been serving Huntsville and surrounding areas for over 50+ years. Locally owned and operated by the Warren Family since 2004, The Overhead Door Company of Huntsville/North Alabama™ is the only garage door company within Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, and surrounding North Alabama areas with hundreds of thousands of satisfied Overhead Door Company™ customers for over five decades. We are licensed and insured.
As the only local authorized Overhead Door Company™ in North Alabama, we offer only the best garage door spring repair and service with the products you want and the safety you need.
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