Garage door torsion springs are rated to serve for a given numberof cycles. The more your garage door is used, the closer you draw nearer to the day your springs fail. And when they do, you will need to have them fixed for your garage door to operate.
All Over Garage Doors are experts at fixing broken garage door torsion springs. We can not only replace the worn units, we can also put in place high quality replacements that will last longer.
Most garage doors have torsion springs. These are located on the torsion shaft which is positioned at the top end of the garage door. These springs help the door to lift up easily when opening. They wind up when the door is closed, thereby storing energy. When the door is opened they unwind and release that energy and it helps to lift the door up. Each door has two sets of springs, one on each side of the door.
As mentioned earlier, garage door torsion springs are rated to last only a set duration of time. This is because of the daily tear and wear they experience every time the door is used. The manual will indicate how many cycles your springs will last. The more frequent the door is used the shorter they’ll last. This could be anywhere from 5-10 years, or much less if use is frequent.
The remedy for broken garage door springs is replacement. Your garage door won’t function without a proper set of these springs. So when damaged, the old springs have to be taken out and a new set put in their place. Replacing garage door springs is a risky process, especially due to the torsion energy stored within them. If unwound, the springs could jump and cause damage or injury. Replacing these springs also involves temporarily removing the cables, the torsion shaft, and the cable drums.
The cost for replacing garage door torsion springs ranges at around 300 dollars. However, this cost is also influenced by location and any after-sales services offered.