When it comes to your garage door, the springs pretty much do all of the hard work. Many homeowners are perplexed by garage door springs breaking since they don't know what function garage door springs serve, how to repair them, or why they break - all of which is crucial knowledge to have before you end up late for work because you were unable to open the door
A typical garage door spring might last 10,000 cycles or 7 to 12 years.
It's dangerous to replace garage door springs yourself! The incredible tension they're under can cause injury. Always hire a professional for this job so you don't get hurt or damage your home in any way
Yes, you should replace both garage doors springs at the same time as this will ensure that both springs are at the same tension
Professional garage door technicians will tell you to oil or lubricate your springs at least once a year. Since it only costs $5-$10, this is the best way for them keep working smoothly without problems! Consider greasing up those rollers twice in between jobs- that's what we recommend here anyway.
If your garage door spring breaks, the other one takes all the weight, so you might notice any problems with:
A garage door's operation relies on a properly sized spring. When this vital component breaks, it can cause the entire system to become unbalanced and difficult or impossible for you open with your manual opener because of weight which can be somewhere between 150lb - 350lb! We strongly advise against trying repair yourself as further damage will occur if not done correctly - GVA Garage Doors is here help prevent any injuries by fixing broken torsion springs/extension springs quickly so please don't hesitate in calling us today!
By calling GVA Garage Doors, you can be assured that:
Garage door springs are broken or need repair asap? Call us right now 24/7 at (604) 398-4009. If you are reading this it is quite likely that you are looking for garage door spring repair or replacement because your door is not opening or closing correctly. At GVA Garage Doors, we have the ability to provide this service at a most reasonable cost to our clients in Burnaby and surrounding Greater Vancouver area. We deal with all garage doors issues so you can be sure that we will take care of it for you. We are experts in garage door springs repair and we can install a brand new garage door for you if the present one is too old. We also do emergency repairs – we are proud of our 30 minute response time during business hours for all garage door emergencies.
You may not realize it, but a garage door is the heaviest movable object of your home, weighing often in excess of 350 or 400 pounds! We blindly put our trust in the rollers, tracks, and springs when the door cycles up and down, and also commonly with a car or a person underneath as it opens. The component that performs most of the work is a spring, and it does so under hundreds of pounds of pressure and torsion. Unfortunately, these springs can often break, rendering the door immovable and trapping a car either inside or outside the garage.
While this type of repair CAN be done by a homeowner IF they are experienced and know how to do it safely with the correct equipment – 99% of the time this is not the case. For safety and warranty assurances, garage door springs should always be replaced by an overhead door expert. When winding or unwinding the springs, they can snap without warning, which can result in serious injury. When the screws of the springs are loosened, the person repairing the springs is in control of all the torsion — a process that can be intimidating to a novice DIY repairer, and something we do not recommend you take on – often for the first time and this can have disastrous results. Let us take care of this for you – safely and correctly – (604) 398-4009
It is very important that your garage door be in good condition at all times. Many homeowners forget that the garage door is an entry into the home. In fact, it is more likely that an intruder will get into your home through the garage and not the front door or windows. If your garage door has nor been serviced on a regular basis it is high time that you took action. Call us at GVA Garage Doors and we will make sure that your garage door is secure and you are safe.
One of the things that distinguish us from other Garage door companies in Burnaby, BC, is the quality of work that we provide. All our technicians are highly trained and they come to us with a great deal of experience. They are not just experts at all things to do with different brands of garage doors, they are also professional, courteous and they work fast so that they can get out of your way. In addition to that, we only use parts from top manufacturers so you can be sure that whatever repairs or installations we undertake for you will last a long time. We don’t stop there; our technicians work with a 21-points checklist that enables them to determine that your garage door is at its best.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can get in touch with us any time you have a garage door emergency on (604) 398-4009.