Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement in 1 Hour
It’s the early morning and you are sleeping. Abruptly, you hear a loud noise that wakes you. You climb out of bed and scan the house to find everything is just fine, so you go back to sleep. Later that morning you get into your car, ready for a day of work. Your garage is making all the right sounds but is not opening. You get out of your car and see that your garage door spring is broken!
Why would my garage door spring break?
There are few reasons why a garage door spring would break. A good spring life on average is about 70k-100k cycles per pair of springs. The most common reason a garage door spring would break would be the wear and tear over the years. They are usually quite hardy with their one and only function, but through the years of all that lifting and all the weather changes, the metal tends to weaken and break.If the above mentioned happens to you and your car is stuck indoors, do not worry! That is exactly why SOS Garage Door Service is available 24/7. You will be provided with quick and efficient service.
Types of Springs
There are 2 types of garage door springs – extension springs and torsion springs. Each spring is designed to handle a certain number of cycles of opening and closing before they break.
More so than not, when one of them breaks, the other one follows soon thereafter. If there is only one new spring operating with the old one, the power of the springs is not evenly distributed across the garage door. It would be wise to change out both of the springs at the same time to ensure workability and to avoid the cost and hassle of having us come to you again.After the initial break of the spring, the chances of more damage to your garage and/or garage door opener are significant.