garage door spring repair

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When a spring breaks, it can’t be repaired; it needs to be replaced. Have Direct Service Overhead come out once a year to keep them lubricated and balanced. We can lengthen the lifespan of the springs, plus, make sure all the other parts, like the cables, tracks, drums, and rollers are all in good condition. Have us come out for a multi-point safety inspection. Schedule with Direct Service Overhead today in Little Rock, Fayetteville, or anywhere in Central or Northwest Arkansas.

determining the type of spring repair

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Garage door springs have different types and replacing these springs have different methods from one to another. These springs are the torsion springs and extension springs. In identifying these, you just have to look at the garage door. Extension springs have long springs which run in parallel to the tracks on both sides of a garage door. These springs are thin and long and up in the air. On the contrary, torsion springs are fatter and lie on the metal rod beside the opening of the door.

If your garage door is older and has a single piece swinging on air, then your door has vertical springs on each side. These are called side springs and they typically complement an additional extension spring in the air.

Both torsion and extension springs work similarly. Both use the door’s gravity and weight to load and tense up the door when closing. With this, you will have more energy to move back the door up when opened. Now, the difference between them is that an extension spring stretches for it to be loaded while a torsion spring is twisted whenever the door lowers.

garage door spring types

torsion springs

Torsion springs are the springs attached to the wall on the side of the garage door. They expand and twist to operate the door. Torsion springs carry a huge amount of energy; they can be very dangerous and you don’t want to try fixing them yourself. You want to call a professional to handle any job that deals with torsion springs. These springs are designed to last around seven to ten years, or ten-thousand cycles. They can break with a bang, but the professionals at Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company can get them safely working again in a flash.

extension springs

Extension springs are less expensive than torsion springs. They’re designed to last seven to twelve years or eight thousand to fifteen-thousand cycles. They’re the long, shiny springs just above the garage door’s horizontal track on a single rod. These springs have safety cables keeping them in place because they have more exposed parts. When they do break, our technicians know exactly how to fix them.

can i replace my door springs on my own?

The answer to that question depends on your confidence and the type of springs that you have. If you are proficient with DIYs, and you have a lot of time to spare, then you are lucky! Maybe, you can handle these things by yourself. However, for a great number of people, replacing their own garage door springs is a job that they would rather not waste time on.

There will always be a possibility that you will not do everything right. Or maybe you will not get to install the springs properly or buy the right ones online. When this happens, it will cause a lot of safety hazards when you use the garage door. Either way, deciding to repair your garage door on your own can save you money, but you need to be certain that you are fully aware of what you will be doing, or else you will have to spend a lot more time and money on correcting your mistake.

Call Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company. We will be pleased to serve and help you in repairing your garage door springs.