Has your garage door ever had trouble opening? Perhaps it only goes up a few inches or feet and stops, or maybe it doesn’t open at all. This is most often due to a Broken Garage Door Spring. Garage Door Springs are the lifeblood of the over Garage Door Torsion System; without the springs the garage door would be far too heavy for your opener to lift it. It is not uncommon for garage doors to weigh in excess of 300 lbs. A broken spring was most recently the culprit for one of our Twin City, MN customers. The customer called after trying to leave for work noticing the garage door only opened a couple of inches and stopped. We were able to assist the customer in scheduling an appointment that very morning. After arrival it was apparent that the customer indeed had a broken garage door spring. The problem was quickly resolved within a matter of hours of the customer’s initial phone call.
Checking for Broken Torsion Spring
There are a few signs that can indicate that you may indeed have a Garage Door Spring that Needs Replacement. Here are the most common and easiest to evaluate:
- Loud Snap or Pop During Garage Door Operation
- Door Only Travels a Few Inches or Feet
- Crooked Garage Door
- Space Between Spring Coils Exposing Torsion Shaft
- Door Extremely Heavy
Dangers of Garage Door Springs
Garage Door Springs are under immense tension and pressure and should be treated with caution. Without the proper tools & training garage door springs can inflict serious injury. Rise & Shine Garage Doors’s certified technicians have the knowledge and tools to get the job done safely. We always offer same day appointments and will work around your busy schedule. We also offer Free onsite estimates, so even if you’re not sure what’s wrong don’t hesitate to call. Our trucks are standing by in the Twin Cities area daily, and we also work evenings and weekends at your convenience. So if you are in need of any sort of Garage Door Repair Service Call Today 612-886-9606, or visit our Contact Us page to fill out the online appointment form.