Broken Spring Repair | Phoenix AZ
Phoenix garage door spring repairs, 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In many cases, when the garage door spring breaks the garage door is already down. However, in some cases the garage door spring may snap while the door is up or in motion. If this should happen the door will come down rapidly. For the safety of you and your family, it is best if you do not attempt to move or operate your door in this condition. A garage door is extremely heavy and can cause significant injury. Call the professionals at Arizona Garage Door & Repair to help 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement
Broken garage door springs are one of the most common repairs that all garage door repair companies encounter. Most people are under the impression that the garage door opener is the component that opens and closes the garage door, however, it is actually the springs that do the heavy lifting. Consider this, the typical garage door can weigh between 300 and 1000 lbs. In addition, the average American garage door opens and shuts 1500 times a year. Because of that, springs will wear out over time and will eventually need to be replaced.
While most spring manufacturers make springs with a life cycle of 10,000, we at Arizona Garage Door & Repair, offer springs rated as high-cycle springs. These springs calculate out to between 25,000 and 65,000 depending on which wire size and length your door needs. We are stocked with many different size springs to ensure we have the right one on-hand when your spring needs replacing.
Torsion Spring vs. Extension Springs
Garage doors are equipped with either torsion springs (typically located on the wall above the door) or extension springs (on either side of the track attached to pulleys) The purpose of garage door spring systems is to counter balance the door to allow for smooth operation. When springs wear down, the door can become off balance often causing noisy, rough operation. When springs break, your door won’t even open. (A visible inspection of the spring (or springs) is the easiest way to tell if they are broken.)
Springs are under a tremendous amount of tension and can be dangerous to work on. This is why we highly caution against any homeowner from attempting to replace them on their own. Also, if springs are not installed correctly, the repair job can be even more costly than the original fix.
To rate how many cycles your door has gone through, you’ll want to multiple how many times you use it per day by 365 days per year. For example, if you open and close your door 4 times per day and multiple by 365, you’ll have operated it 1,460 times. Now, divide this by the average 10,000 rated springs, and you can expect your spring to last for approximately 6.5 years.