St. Thomas Garage Doors Spring Repair
Broken Garage Door Spring Repair St. Thomas, Ontario, 226-470-4909
A broken garage door spring, is one of the common problems, which lead to a broken garage door. The garage doors springs, which are carrying the weight of door, and make it easier to open and close it, can break after few years of using the garage door. There are many reasons that can lead to a broken garage door spring, but usually, the lack of garage door maintenance, is the main reason, that lead to the broken spring.
Although that in most cases, a broken spring can lead to a stuck garage door, and sometime the broken spring can be followed by a scary noise, and even damage (if there are no safety cables installed), a spring replacement is not a complicated job, and can be done by any experienced garage door contractor. The garage door contractor, know how to replace the spring with the right spring, that match the door, and that will bring the garage door to operable condition, and guarantee that it will work again just like before.
Broken garage door spring replacement St. Thomas, Ontario
We have the knowledge and the experience, which is needed, in order to replace your broken spring. Whether it is a broken extension spring in Toronto, or a broken torsion garage door spring in St. Thomas, Ontario, we can do it. It is important to note, that each garage door repair or installation, should include safety cables installation (extension springs), to make sure that the next time that the garage door spring will break, the safety cables will prevent the spring from hurting people or objects who are near the garage door.
Broken Spring Repair Safety – 226-470-4909
Whenever it come to a broken garage door spring, or any other garage door problem, no matter if it is a broken opener, out of track garage door, a stuck garage door, or any other garage door problem, or even if you think that there is something wrong with the garage door, You should STOP USING THE GARAGE DOOR, and contact a garage door contractor, to come and check the door. A broken garage door is dangerous, and if you have a garage door problem, and you will continue to use the door, not only that you may cause a bigger damage, but using a broken garage door can be dangerous to you, to people who come around the door and to objects located close to it.
Garage Door Spring, Garage Door Maintenance
If you have a garage door, and you want it to keep working for many more years, with no problems, we recommend that you will provide the door with a maintenance service, at least every 6 months. A garage door maintenance, is not a complicated job, and can be performed by every garage door contractor. It is important, that except from the lubrication, the spring adjustments and the opener adjustment, to ask the garage door technician to check the garage door and its parts, to make sure that there are no broken or damaged. If your garage door is working with extension springs, but there no one ever installed safety cables, you should ask the repairman to install them. The purpose safety cables, is to prevent the spring from hurting objects or people that may be in their path when they will break.
Which spring system is it?
There are 2 popular spring systems for overhead garages in St.Thomas, the first is torsion spring system, which usually used for heavier and commercial heavy duty garages in St.Thomas, and the second is the extension spring system. We repair all types of garage springs, commercial and residential extension and torsion. Bellow you will find some information about the different spring systems, the way to deal with a snapped spring, and how to replace it.
It is important to note, that broken garage torsion or extension spring can be dangerous, and the door should not be used or be forced to open and close. In most cases, the spring will snap when the garage door is at closed position (When the door is down) and when there is the most tension on the springs.
Torsion spring repairs St. Thomas, Ontario
If you wonder whether your garage in St.Thomas is using torsion spring system, go to your garage and look at the door, and try to locate the springs. If you see the springs (usually 2, but they can range between 1 and 4 springs) located close to the center of the door, wrapped around a metal shaft, it mean that you have torsion spring system. If the springs are located on top of the tracks, by the sides of the door, it mean that you have extension springs, and you can move to the next part of the article.
Extension spring repairs St. Thomas
If you look at your garage door from inside your garage, and you see one spring (sometime 2) above the tracks of your garage, it mean that your garage is working with extension spring system. The extension spring system in St.Thomas, Ontario include 2 pulleys on each side, and steel cables. In some cases, for safety reasons, that system should also include safety cables. The safety cables are installed for safety reasons, and the door will work the same with or without them, but they are highly recommended for protection, for the day when the spring will snap will come, and lack of safety cables can result with serious injuries.