Garage Door Spring Replacement
Among the most important components of your garage door are the springs. Your garage doors will have either torsion or extension springs. Torsion springs are the most common type of garage door spring. You will usually have extension springs, or side springs, if you have limited headroom or a smaller garage door. These springs are what allows your garage door opener to work. Upon command, the springs either wind or unwind, pulling or pushing your garage door along the track as you require.
Why You Need to Replace a Garage Door Spring
Like all mechanical parts, springs have a limited life, and even with quality springs and proper maintenance, you will need to replace a garage door spring eventually. A typical torsion spring should last about 10,000 cycles, or 10,000 times opening and closing. Depending on how often you use your garage, this means they will usually last you eight to 10 years.
Why You Should Call a Professional for Garage Door Extension Spring Repair and Torsion Spring Repair
You may be wondering how to replace garage door extension springs or torsion springs. However, you should not attempt garage door side-spring replacement or torsion spring replacement by yourself. Replacing garage door extension springs or torsion springs can be extremely dangerous. These springs are coiled-up storehouses of potential energy designed to move garage doors that can weigh hundreds of pounds. One mistake can lead to severe injury. Given the relatively low cost of hiring a professional for replacing garage door extension springs and torsion springs, risking such injury is not advisable.
Contact Aaron’s Garage Doors Today for Garage Door Extension Springs Replacement and Torsion Springs Replacement or Repair
If you have a broken garage door spring in Nashville or the middle Tennessee area, contact Aaron’s Garage Doors. We have all the parts necessary for garage door extension-spring replacements and torsion spring replacements. Our trained experts have the tools and experience to safely and efficiently replace a broken garage door spring with a new one that will have your garage door opening and closing smoothly for years.
If you’re not sure if your torsion spring or extension springs are worn out, some signs may be that your door is not opening or closing at all or is working slowly. The door may also be making more noise than usual. If you’ve had your garage door for more than five years with the same springs, it’s probably a good idea to have an Aaron’s Garage Doors professional inspect them. If necessary, we can replace the springs before they break, saving you a lot of headaches down the road.
To find out more about replacing garage door springs or for a free service estimate, call 615-456-6654 or contact us online today.