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How do I Know if My Garage Door Spring is Broken?

Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team has some tips to help you identify a broken spring. A garage door gets a lot of use. How can you tell if one of the springs has broken? Let’s take a look at ways to help you identify this problem.

First, there are two different types of springs in your garage door system. Extension springs are visible and follow the tracking for the door. Torsion springs are usually found in the header of the garage and are hidden from view when the door is open. Torsion springs are usually only visible when the garage door is down.

How Long Should A Spring Last?

The average life expectancy of garage door springs is 5 to 10 years. That is based on your garage door being opened and closed 4 times a day.

Extension Spring Problem Signs

Door Jerks When Opening and Closing.

Two extension springs follow the tracking of your garage door. When one extension spring breaks the operation of the door becomes jerky as it is being lifted by one side.

Door Looks Crooked

When the spring breaks the door has become unbalanced on one side causing it to become crooked.

Something Hanging from the Garage Door

Sometimes an extension spring will break and get caught on something. You’ll notice it hanging. You might also find a broken spring laying on the floor of your garage.

Torsion Spring Problem Signs

The Door Will Not Open

A force sensitivity system in some garage door openers will kick in and stop the door from opening.

A Dent Appears in the Upper Garage Door Section

Without a force sensitivity system, a dent may appear in the upper section of the garage door. The system continues to try to pull the door open. Garage doors can weigh up to 300 lbs. When the door is too heavy continued pulling can cause a dent in the garage door.

Manually Opened Door Will Not Stay Up

When the red cord garage door disconnect is engaged the door will not stay up when manually lifted.

A Gap in the Torsion Spring

There can be one or two torsion springs in your system. If a spring breaks sometimes a visible gap will appear in the torsion spring.

You Hear A Loud Noise

There is a very loud sound as the pressure releases as a torsion spring snaps. An unidentifiable loud noise could be a torsion spring breaking.  Check for a gap in the spring or other visible signs of breakage.

The Garage Door Drops Quickly

If the door is dropping faster than it used to check for a broken spring. One spring isn’t able to hold the door safely.

Call Us For Help

Due to the high pressure placed on springs your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team highly recommends professional replacement. If you are not familiar with the system and don’t have the equipment needed you could get seriously hurt. Give us a call and we can get the spring fixed and keep you and your family safe.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

positive reviews

They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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