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What are the Causes of a Broken Garage Door Spring?

here are the causes of broken garage door spring

Imagine this: You’re running late, and you hurry to get inside your car. You discover that your garage door won’t open no matter how many times you desperately hit the button. Yeah, that ruins your entire day, especially since you have no idea what’s actually causing the issue behind your garage door.

 

When garage doors start to fail, it’s typically due to the breaking of the springs. Most of the time, you can contact a professional technician to provide you with reliable garage door spring repairs. In this post, we are going to discuss some of the many causes of broken springs

 

The Springs Do a Lot of Heavy Work

It is worth noting that the garage door springs perform almost all of the heavy lifting—whether you own a manual or an automatic unit. The springs are the reason why ordinary people are capable of lifting the door, which weighs over 100kgs. Most people can even lift it using only one hand. The springs do the heavy lifting which make this possible.

 

The Springs Wear Out

Over time, your garage door springs start to wear out, you can never tell a cycle life of a spring. But at an average, springs can endure ten thousand cycles of opening and closing. When you look at it, your door handles four cycles a day. So, after seven years of use, you may need to get garage door springs replaced.

 

Corrosion

Even the most flexible and most robust garage door springs can break due to corrosion and wear and tear. Rust can weaken the core of the steel coil. Because of the increased friction, the springs eventually snap in half. So, it is essential that you contact Professional Garage Door Services for a proper maintenance routine. An experienced technician can prevent rust buildup through using an appropriate lubricant.

 

Poor Maintenance

When a garage door has proper balance from regular maintenance, your garage door motor will most likely last longer than you would expect it to. On the other hand, improper maintenance may cause more damage than good. It is essential that you have a professional technician who can check your door annually. During winter, springs are more likely to break, so make sure you contact Professional Garage Door Services for routine maintenance. 

 

Keep in mind that garage door springs endure extreme tension, so it can be dangerous if you attempt to handle it on your own. It is always best that you allow a qualified technician to handle the service, adjustment, or replacement of your garage door springs.

 

Whilst there may be various ways your garage door springs can break, you should never have to put up with this major inconvenience any longer than necessary. For reliable garage door spring repairs, contact Professional Garage Door Services today!

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