Garage Door Spring Repairs or Replacement?

Garage Door Spring Repair Overview

Garage door springs play a vital role in the functionality of the garage door on your Lakewood property. When your garage door springs break, that means that your garage door is broken and a garage door that isn’t functioning properly is a large inconvenience. You shouldn’t put up with broken garage door springs on your garage door for any longer than you must. When your garage door springs break you have access to a quality garage door spring repair company in G Brothers Garage Doors.

If you are considering a new garage door, or have a garage door repair issue that needs immediate attention – G Brothers Garage Doors are the guys to call! We have same-day emergency service availability and 24-7 emergency support, meaning we are there when you need us! Our customer-focused software keeps you informed from appointment confirmation, to anticipated arrival and completion. We service all makes and models, and accept all forms of payment. Our goal is not to be the largest garage door company in Lakewood/Denver. Our goal is to provide quality, timely service, at a price that you can afford – all while building a meaningful relationship with our customers!

Lakewood Garage Door Spring Experts

The garage door springs that help open and close your garage doors can only last for so long. If the garage door on property uses a 10,000-cycle spring, your garage door can last anywhere from three to fourteen years depending on how many times you use your garage door a day. When your garage door spring breaks and you’re left without a properly functioning garage door, G Brothers Garage Doors has a team of garage door spring repair and garage door spring replacement technicians in the Lakewood and surrounding areas that are dedicated to fixing your broken springs in an efficient, professional manner. We only use insulated springs to make sure that you are receiving work that will last. We, just like you, don’t want to come work on your house two years later. We want our work to last for much longer than that!

Repairing and Replacing Broken Garage Door Springs anywhere in metro area

One of the things that separate us at G Brothers Garage Doors is our ability to provide our Lakewood clients with complete garage door services when it comes to the garage door springs on their property. Our team of garage door spring technicians can handle the garage door spring replacement and garage door spring repair needs that our clients may have. Don’t let a broken garage door spring inconvenience you any longer and hire G Brothers Garage Doors to help you out. We will assess the issue and decide if a quality spring repair can be done. If we truly feel a repair won’t provide long-lasting results and the best route is a garage door spring replacement, we will communicate that to you and efficiently replace your garage door springs to get things back up and running quickly.

Garage Door Spring Technicians Serving Lakewood

When you’re dealing with a broken garage door spring, the smartest thing that you can do is leave your garage door spring repair and garage door spring replacement job in the hands of experienced professionals. A garage door torsion spring has a significant amount of tension on it and trying to handle your garage door spring repair or replacement job on your own can result in significant injury. When your spring breaks, the best thing to do is allow the technicians at G Brothers Garage Doors to handle it for you as that is why we are garage door spring replacement experts.

What Do Garage Door Springs Do?

Most homeowners don’t pay any attention to your garage door springs – that is, until they fail. The springs on your garage door are the primary lifting mechanism. Meaning they are critical to proper operation and functionality.

There are two types of springs found in residential garage doors. The most common springs on residential garage doors are torsion springs. In this case, there are two tightly wound coil springs on each side of the horizontal shaft that is mounted directly above the garage door. This is known as a torsion spring system. In systems such as these, the ends of those springs are attached to the garage door cables which run down the sides of your garage door. This system is activated by the garage door opener, which raises and lowers the door – with the spring providing the necessary torque and tension in order to do so.

Extension springs are found less commonly, but serve the same purpose, to counterbalance the weight of your garage door and make it easy to open and close. In these cases, one end is secured to a stationary angle or bracket, and the weight of the door pulls directly against the other end. Most extension springs are made of oil tempered wire. These are normally coated or painted. Some springs are made of galvanized wire.

In either case, when your garage door spring(s) fail, the garage door opener, which is generally ¼ or ½ horsepower, is no match for the full weight of your garage door which weighs several hundred pounds.

What to do when a garage door spring breaks

Garage door spring repair is a great option for those looking for a temporary solution to hold the functionality of the door over until a spring replacement can be completed. 

Garage door spring repairs are cheaper then a traditional garage door spring replacement and can last a year or more. While these services are not covered under a traditional service warranty, they are a wonderful option for those looking for a cheaper alternative to a spring replacement.

The next option you have, should your garage door spring break, is to replace the garage door spring(s). This is also a very simple process for a trained, G Brothers Garage Doors technician. If you have an extension spring system, a trained G Brothers Garage Doors technician will likely recommend a spring conversion. This will convert your extension spring system to a torsion system. The reason for the recommendation is because torsion springs are sturdier, last longer and are more reliable than the extension system.

Why does my technician recommend replacing BOTH springs on my torsion system? Only one is broken!

G Brothers Garage Doors always recommends replacing BOTH torsion springs (meaning, your G Brothers Garage Door technician will replace the broken spring as well as the existing ‘good’ spring) if one spring has broken. The reason for this is because your garage door springs were likely installed in tandem (at the same time), probably, when the door itself was originally installed. If one of the springs fails, the remaining spring is likely close to failure as well (remember, torsion springs are estimated to last for about 10,000 opens and closes). If you choose to only replace the failed spring in cases such as this, the likelihood of the opposite spring failing is incredibly high. Not only because the it is reaching the end of its estimated lifespan, but also because the increase in pressure that will be applied after the other spring has broken will expedite the remaining springs failure. 

Regardless of the direction that you choose, if one of your garage door springs has failed, or you would like more information about your options for garage door replacement, G Brothers Garage Doors is here to help! We service all brands of garage doors and garage door openers and can provide information on options and technologies that are available for your convenience. Call G Brothers Garage Doors today and lets talk garage doors!

Garage Door Springs FAQs

What causes garage door springs to break?

Garage door springs can break due to age, normal wear and tear, and extreme temperature fluctuations.

How long are garage door springs supposed to last?

It depends on how often the door is used, but generally garage door springs last between 5 and 7 years. It is important to note here that most modern doors have two springs and generally only one spring breaks at a time, however, only replacing the broken spring is no recommended as it is more efficient to replace both at the same time due to age and wear.

How do I stop my garage door spring from breaking?

You can prolong life of your garage door springs by lubricating them, installing a high cycle spring, and replacing them at regular intervals as indictated by your garage door technician.

What happens if my garage door springs break?

When a garage door spring breaks you won’t be able to open the garage door OR the door will only raise off the ground about 6″. You can also generally SEE the broken spring with your naked eye. If this happens, give G Brothers Garage Doors a call and we will get you fixed up quickly!

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