High tension springs often break because, like brake pads on a car, they wear down. Every time you open your garage door, it twists the spring. Twist it enough times, and the spring snaps. Spring replacement should be performed by trained professionals. Call us today and one of our skilled technicians will get the job done safely and quickly.
We take the proper steps when completing any garage door spring replacement project. We will make sure we are using the correct size replacement spring when repairing your door. We always recommend that when one spring breaks, the remaining springs are also replaced because they typically have the same wear and are also at jeopardy of breaking.
How to Recognize a Broken Spring
How do you know if you have a broken spring in your garage door? Here are a few signs:
- Your door only opens 3” to 8” – then it stops.
- If you disconnect from your garage door opener, the door will be extremely heavy.
- If you look at the springs (which are mounted above the door on a bar), you will see a gap between the halves of the spring.
Spring Replacement is NOT a DIY Project
Springs are under a great deal of torque and can inflict serious injuries, so this is not a good DIY job. Instead, call Great Garage Door Company now – and we’ll be there the same day for broken spring repair in Minneapolis, Burnsville, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Saint Paul, and all the greater Twin Cities areas!