Skip to main content
773.725.1556 Authorized Dealer
of HORMANN™ Garage Doors

Broken Spring Replacement - Garage Door

Broken Spring - Garage Door

Garage door opens a bit then immediately closes... When this happens, it’s likely that the springs found at the top of the door need replacing. If you replaced the garage door springs within the last three years, you may only need to replace the broken ones. Pro-tip: To save on costs, we recommend that you replace all springs at the same time—replacing broken springs separately could double the cost of this garage door repair.

Garage door spring replacement is very dangerous so it’s best to leave it to a professional.

Contact Us Now
773.725.1556

There are two different styles of garage door springs used on sectional doors... TORSION and SIDE-MOUNTED.

Torsion springs are mounted on a stationary metal shaft located above and parallel to the top of the garage door frame. They are attached on one end to a stationary plate located above the center of the door frame. The springs extend along the shaft, and work by twisting as the garage door closes by means of cables attached to each side of the lowest garage door panel. This tension makes it easier to lift the garage door from its closed position.

Side mounted springs are long heavy springs mounted on each side of the upper garage door track. Through the use of pulleys, they perform the same function as the torsion springs... they come under tension when the garage door is closed to make lifting the door easier.

Garage door Springs Squeaky? Springs can squeak and be noisy. This is caused by normal use and does not necessarily indicate a problem. If the noise persists, call a professional garage door installer for service.

Your garage door’s springs are arguably the most important and most dangerous part of your door.

When one spring breaks, the door will suddenly feel very heavy when you try to open it by hand, and an automatic garage door opener may no longer be able to lift the door at all.

If you have an older garage door, have your springs inspected by a professional technician and replaced if needed. If your door has two springs, replace both, even if one is not broken. This will not only prevent any damage caused by the breaking of the second spring, but also keep your door working efficiently.

The torsion spring helps the garage door open and close easily.

While garage door torsion springs can handle weights of up to 800 lbs. or more, the energy they conserve is sufficient to cause a major injury or even death.

The garage door torsion spring is located above the garage door.

Torsion springs can have cycle life of anywhere from 10,000 to 50,000 cycles. A full cycle refers to opening and closing the garage door completely.

When one spring breaks, the door will suddenly feel very heavy when you try to open it by hand, and an automatic garage door opener may no longer be able to lift the door at all.

Garage door spring replacement is very dangerous so it’s best to leave it to a professional.

Contact Us






* required fields

Modern Garage Doors | Traditional Garage Doors | Carriage | Steel Garage Doors - HORMANN™ | Wood Garage Doors | Fiberglass Garage Doors | Garage Doors Openers
top
close