Garage Door Doctor Repairs Torsion & Extension Springs
You may be thinking that undertaking the repair of the torsion springs on your garage door yourself is a good idea — Garage Door Doctor in Indianapolis, however, would strongly caution against this! We’ve had combined decades of experience with all types of garage doors, and unless you’ve been properly trained in fixing these high-tension springs, serious injury and property damage could occur. Your safety is our highest priority, and we would love to be able to be of service to you and your family!
How Can You Tell Your Springs Are Broken?
If you’re unsure that the torsion springs are the problem that is occurring with your garage door, there are some telltale signs that point to them as the culprit, some more obvious than others. We’re always more than welcome to come and assess the problem with your garage door and provide you with a report and estimate on repairs. Here are some of the signs that you have a problem with your springs:
Cables Appear Broken
When a torsion spring breaks, the first thing you may notice is that there are bunches of cables that have come loose, and your initial assessment may lead you to think the cables broke. In reality, what probably broke was the spring, which was providing tension to the cables. Now that the tension is gone, the cables have too much slack and appear broken.
A Valiant Effort
If there’s a problem with your spring, most newer models of garage door openers will stop the door operation after it tries to open about six inches. Many openers will sense that there is an abnormality in the door function, and cease operation as a safety precaution. If your garage door seems like it’s trying its hardest to open but just can’t manage, you more than likely have a spring issue.
Going Out With a Bang
When a garage door spring suffers a catastrophic and sudden failure, the resulting release in tension can cause a very loud banging sound to occur. Imagine a heavy-duty slinky toy banging around in your garage in the middle of the night, and you’ll have some idea of how startling it can be. Be careful around broken springs, because you never know if all of the tension has been released. It’s best to let a professional assess the damage and give the all-clear!
Look Out Below!
If you are able to close your garage door and it decides to fall very quickly, a broken spring is your most likely culprit. Garage door openers are not designed to be able to carry the whole weight of a garage door by themselves, and when a spring isn’t properly functioning, the garage door can slip down its track much faster than usual, potentially causing damage to people and property.
Garage Door Opens & Closes in a Wonky Fashion
A broken extension spring on your garage door setup can cause some unexpected alignment results. When a spring is broken, the garage door can become very unbalanced, and even get stuck in its tracks. If your garage door opens and closes in a cockeyed fashion, springs may be to blame.
How Torsion Springs are Supposed to Work
Springs become functional when they store up mechanical energy through compression. The torsion springs on your garage door store up energy by twisting and coiling on themselves. This stored energy is what is used to assist in the lifting and closing of your door. When one of these springs fail, they can fail spectacularly, potentially causing serious injury or even death for someone in the wrong place at the wrong time, or someone attempting to make a spring repair without the proper training.
We can’t stress enough that working with high-tension springs can be dangerous. Garage Door Doctor brings years of experience with us on every job, along with the specialized equipment that is needed to safely disassemble broken springs and their accompanying components.
For Garage Spring Repair in Indianapolis, Trust Garage Door Doctor
We’re able to handle repairs on all types of garage doors, from standard residential models, all the way up to heavy duty industrial garage doors. When you suspect that a broken spring is the reason for your garage door’s bad attitude, give us a call, or fill out our contact form. If your garage door hasn’t been serviced at any time in the last five years, you’re more than likely overdue for maintenance!
Trust the experts to handle your garage door spring repair safely and in a timely manner. The last thing we want is for you to be injured or worse trying to fix your garage door yourself! We know that dealing with a malfunctioning garage door can bring your schedule to a screeching halt, and we’ll always do our best to get everything up and running again as soon as possible. We also offer 24-hour emergency garage door service in Indianapolis, so don’t be afraid to call us at any time of the day or night, and we’ll get to work on your busted door right away! If your need is not immediately urgent, schedule your free consultation, and we’ll be onsite quickly, usually on the same day you call! Please feel free to contact us with any other questions you may have about our garage door repair services. We look forward to working for you!