Garage Door Spring Replacement on Long Island
What makes your garage door go up and down? While you may give your door’s motor most of the credit, that component has very little to do with your garage door’s vertical motion. It’s actually your garage door’s spring or springs that enable vertical movement. And when your garage door springs break or become worn, A Better Door can help.
Types of Garage Door Springs
Two kinds of springs are used for modern overhead garage doors: extension springs and torsion springs. While the springs are positioned differently, they work the same as it relates to their energy. When a garage door is closed, the springs are extended, enabling them to re-energize. The springs expend that stored energy when they’re engaged to open an overhead garage door.
Whether your door relies on torsion or extension springs to open and close, you need to remember one crucial thing: your garage door’s springs store incredible amounts of energy. If a spring snaps or breaks — and that energy is released in an uncontrolled manner — serious injury or property damage can occur. It’s not just charged springs flying around your garage you have to worry about. Your garage door could hit the ground hard after a freefall, which can damage or injure anything in its path.
Signs You Need Overhead Door Spring Replacement
Luckily, many garage doors show signs when they need torsion spring replacement or extension spring repairs. Here are some of the indications that your garage door’s springs need the attention of trained technicians:
- Weakened springs: If your garage door starts to close on its own after you open it manually to about waist height, you could need replacement springs.
- Rust or corrosion: Rust and corrosion weaken the integrity of the spring and require replacement.
- Popping, creaking or squealing: Noisy springs require attention and possibly replacement.
- Uneven opening: When a garage door operates with two springs and it opens unevenly, one of the springs is broken. It’s also probable that the other spring will soon follow suit.
Contact A Better Door Company as soon as you can to schedule a repair appointment. We usually have the parts we’ll need for your repair in stock. Our technician will visit your Long Island home, evaluate your repair and fix it promptly.
A Better Door Company Is Your Local Source for Fast, Reliable Garage Door Spring Replacement and Repairs
The moment you suspect your garage door’s springs are compromised or about to fail, call A Better Door. Our family-owned and operated business has served Long Island’s property owners for more than 30 years.
Contact A Better Door Company to request a quote, repair or replacement now. We typically respond to service requests within 24 to 48 hours. Should you decide to replace your garage door, we can help with that, too — just visit our showroom to see why Long Island counts on us to install and maintain beautiful, functional garage doors.