A broken spring can be more of a pain then you think. If you open and close your garage door 4 to 5 times a day, you will need a service call for a tune up between 5 to 10 years. Most garage doors operate using one of two types of spring; there are the torsion spring system and the extension spring system. Broken springs need to be repaired quickly so you can get your door working properly in a timely manor.
Here are signs that your springs may be broken:
1. The door does not fully open
When you have broken garage door springs, the door opener force sensitivity system kicks in and stops it from hitting the motor.
2. The door’s top section is dented
Garage doors can weigh up to about 300 lbs. If there is no door sensitivity system, the motor keeps trying to pull the door open. If the door is too heavy, something will give, and it is usually the top door section.
3. You see a gap in the spring
A torsion spring system has one or two tightly wound springs over the top of the door. When one of these springs breaks it partially unwinds, and leaves a visible gap.
4. You hear a loud bang
A lot of energy is released when a spring breaks. That energy converts to noise. Many people hear a bang, and look to see if something hit the house. They see nothing obvious, and do not check to see if they have any broken garage door springs.
5. The door falls too quickly
You might not notice that the door opened slowly, but you notice how quickly it closes. It does that because one of the springs is no longer working, so the whole of the door’s weight is being controlled by one spring.
Give us a call today to fix any issues with your springs, we are here to help you!