Dekalb Garage Doors is your local garage door spring replacement expert. We replace broken torsion springs and extension springs on residential, commercial and industrial sectional, rolling steel, and one-piece curtain doors among many others.
Springs should never be adjusted or repaired by individuals who are not properly trained to perform this task and may not have the proper tools. Continuing to operate your door with a broken spring is very dangerous and can cause additional damage to the garage door and electric opener systems.
A spring replacement is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. These springs come in varying sizes and act as a balance, lifting most of the garage door weight. This allows the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an opener.
Garage door springs have a limited lifespan. This lifespan is measured in cycles, with the door going up and coming back down counting as one cycle. While there are various lifespan options, most common garage door springs come with a 10,000 cycle life expectancy. Your spring replacement frequency will be determined by your garage door usage.
Below you can see the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle spring determined by daily use:
2 times daily = about 14 years
4 times daily = about 7 years
6 times daily = about 5 years
8 times daily = about 3 years
Once the springs reached its life-cycle, it may break, effectively releasing all the tension and no longer assisting to balance the door. The spring has the most tension when the garage door is in the down position, and as a result this is the most likely position for the spring to break. That is not to say the spring could not fail while the door is in a raised position, which would result in door crashing down. This is why it is important to never walk under a garage door in motion.
Dekalb Garage Doors team of knowledgeable and friendly professionals has the industries best experience replacing broken springs on garage doors. Replacing a garage door spring can be very dangerous, and we highly encourage you to contact your local garage door repair expert to handle this repair today! If you have a high cycle application, our garage service team may be able to provide extended use high cycle springs.