A garage door spring is one of the most important elements within the door. The spring helps counteract the heavy door weight when raising the door. The spring also helps slow the door when closing, preventing damage to the door. It also helps keep the garage door opener to a reasonable size, as the relatively small motor can lift the spring assisted garage door.
The door springs cycle hundreds or thousands of times each year – in cold and hot temperatures. The highly tempered steel springs eventually fatigue and break. Now you have a problem.
When the spring breaks it becomes nearly impossible to get into the garage or out of the garage. Chances are you have just opened your door when one or both springs break – now you can’t close the door. You now have a safety issue and need spring replacement.
Above The Rest Garage Door Repair is available 24/7 to get those broken springs replaced and to then secure your home with a properly and safely operating garage door.
Do not replace the springs yourself!
You really need a garage door expert to safely install the new springs, and here’s why. The springs require a large amount of pre-load (where we pre-tension the spring so it’ll do its job properly) and if this step is compromised in any way, the do-it-yourself installer could be hit by the pre-load tool and be damaged quite badly. We’ve seen instances of people’s teeth being knocked out by a careless and amateur installer attempting a spring replacement. Replacing the springs is relatively inexpensive and we can do it safely – and quickly. And, our prices will fit any budget.