Garage door spring replacement is my specialty
All overhead garage doors are lifted by some sort of spring, which "balances" the weight of your door. When a spring fails, your garage door won't open -- it becomes dead weight. I estimate that I have replaced at least 8,000 springs over the last thirteen years.
Broken garage door springs are the most common problem I see. Nine times out of ten it is a "torsion spring" (or something similar like the Wayne Dalton Torquemaster). Most springs last 10,000 "cycles"(once up and down). I carry 20,000+ cycle garage door torsion springs, with an unconditional five year guarantee. If it breaks in under five years, you get a new spring for free.
Springs are specific to the weight of the door.
An "out of balance" garage door is one that has the wrong strength spring on it -- causing it to fall hard to the floor, or fly open on its own. This is a leading cause of damage to garage door openers and top door sections, and it is 100% preventable. Adding extra tension to a spring that is not strong enough will also lead to it breaking much sooner.
I never leave a door with the wrong springs on it!
If you are interested, here is a video that gives a great explanation of how the garage door spring makes a heavy door (most are at least 150 lbs.) feel so light that it can easily be lifted and closed with one hand.
Ideally, any non-standard torsion spring system (such as TorqueMaster, Clopay EZ-Set, and extension spring systems) should be converted to standard torsion when it fails. Installed properly, this will provide a much longer lasting, more reliable, and smoother operating garage door system.
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