Broken garage door springs are a common occurrence here in Mesa, AZ. The intense heat and dry climate can take a toll on even the sturdiest of materials. When a spring breaks, its important to replace it as soon as possible. A broken spring can cause serious damage to your garage door and opener, and it can also be dangerous. At Cactus Garage Door Repair Mesa, we specialize in spring replacement and other garage door services. We can also install them for you quickly and efficiently. Whether you need a standard torsion spring or an extended-life spring for a heavy-duty door, we have you covered. We also offer same-day service for most spring replacements.
What causes garage door spring to break?
The most common reason for garage door spring failure is wear and tear. The majority of springs are designed and certified to last approximately 10,000 cycles One cycle being the garage door going up and down to close. You might think thats a lot, but consider the number of cycles you go through each day just to get the car out and back in the garage. If you go on any errands, your spouse or child goes to work through the same garage, or the door is opened and closed by children for any reason, those daily cycles may add up considerably faster than you anticipate. If your garage door has become your "front door" and gets a lot of use, consider investing in high cycle torsion springs that are rated for 20,000 cycles or more.
Rust is a natural occurrence in any metal. If rust accumulates in the spring, its useful life will be drastically reduced. Rust increases friction while the spring moves back and forth making it work harder than normal. If there’s too much friction, the spring will break prematurely. When it comes to torsion springs, however, rust can cause the springs to weaken and break prematurely. If your garage door is exposed to moisture on a frequent basis, you should consider installing stainless steel torsion springs that are less susceptible to rusting—or you could opt for a silicone-based lubricant that prevents rusting and increases the life of your garage door springs.
Over time, all garage door springs will break down. However, proper maintenance can not only extend the life of the springs but also notify you when they are on the verge of failure. The springs should be inspected at least once a year, more if they are used frequently. The bearings and other moving parts should also be oiled to keep them working properly. In addition to lubricating the spring with white lithium grease on a regular basis, check the garage door balance at least once a year, especially during the winter when most springs break.
Garage door springs are the most common culprits in garage door problems. When they break or become weak, they can cause your door to stop working completely. The longer you wait to have them changed, the more likely it is that your overhead door will become irreparable and need to be replaced entirely. Thats why its important to know when your springs should be replaced and how often you should have them inspected.
If you have a garage door that is not functioning properly, contact Cactus Garage Door Repair Mesa today for a free estimate on garage door spring replacement. Our technicians are trained to provide expert garage door service and repair for all major brands of doors, including Amarr, Clopay, Genie, Liftmaster and more. We also offer same-day service in most cases, so you can get your door back up and running quickly.