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Broken Garage Door Springs
Laramie, Wyoming

Attempting to repair broken garage door springs on your own can pose significant risks to your safety, belongings, and others nearby. If you're encountering this issue, it's crucial to seek assistance from trained professionals without delay. Consider opting for our exclusive MaxLife Springs as a replacement for your damaged garage door springs. These springs are designed to endure up to 80,000 cycles or more than two decades, offering you long-lasting reliability and peace of mind.

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What Are Garage Door Springs?

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The garage door spring bears the weight of your garage door, making it easier to lift. It distributes the weight evenly, ensuring smooth movement when opening and closing.

There are two types of garage door springs: torsion and extension. Torsion springs twist, while extension springs expand and compress. Torsion springs are usually found above the door on a bar, while extension springs are secured with safety cables on both sides of the upper track.

In the past, extension springs were more common, but now torsion springs are often preferred for newer garage doors. Professionals typically recommend replacing extension springs with torsion springs when working on older garage doors.

Importance of Garage Door Springs

Without springs, garage door openers are practically useless. Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds and the springs are responsible for lifting them.

As extension springs expand and as torsion springs twist, they support the door’s weight by providing a reliable counterbalance. This mechanism controls how the door opens and closes. Without the springs, the opener wouldn’t have the power it needs to lift the door.

Why Do Garage Door Springs Break?

1. Rust

While the coils move back and forth, rust can increase the amount of friction on the parts. What’s more, corrosion on the spring can weaken the coils and eventually cause them to snap sooner than they’re supposed to.

2. Daily Wear and Tear

Garage door springs eventually fail because of the daily wear and tear. The common lifespan of most springs is about 10,000 cycles. One cycle is equivalent to the garage door going up and coming back down to close.
If you’re not the only one coming in and out of the garage, then the daily cycles can quickly add up. 

3. Lack of Proper Maintenance

At our garage door installation service, we know that a lack of proper maintenance can lead to costly repairs. One of the main issues for a broken garage door spring is a lack of maintenance. That's why we offer lube and balance services, so you can ensure your garage door is functioning properly and safely. Schedule an appointment today and let us take care of your garage door maintenance needs.

What Happens When garage Door Springs Break?

1.  You'll Hear A Loud Noise 

You may hear a loud noise coming from your garage. Even if you don’t see anything sprawling on the ground, you should check your garage door and take a closer look. A sudden unwinding spring may have caused the sound you heard. Most of the time, a loud crashing sound occurs when springs break. That noise happens even when the door hasn’t fallen.

2. You'll See a Gap in the Spring

Springs should be connected from end to end and be tightly wound. The easiest way to check if your spring is broken is by checking if there is a gap.

3. You'll Notice a Bend at the Top of the Door

You may notice a bend in the top panel which is a prime example of a broken spring. With damaged or broken springs the door openers power will most likely be inadequate for lifting the garage doors weight.

4. The Garage Door Will Fall Quickly

A garage door with a functioning spring and opener will smoothly go up and down. Once the spring breaks, the door will fall quickly or come crashing down. This happens because it no longer has a counterbalance for the gravity’s pull on the panels.

5. The Door Will Be Crooked

The door will probably still open even if it has a broken spring. However, when it moves up or down the track, you will notice that it has become crooked. After all, the weight of the door is no longer distributed equally.
6. There Will Be Loose Cables

Once a spring breaks, it will lead to a domino effect of problems. Most of the time, broken springs loosen cables. So, when you look at the ceiling, you may notice hanging slack cables.

Garage Door Spring Repair Near You
Laramie, Wyoming

If you're facing issues with your garage door spring in Laramie or anywhere in the southeast region, trust Laramie Garage Doors to handle the repair or replacement. Our skilled technicians ensure your family's safety with expert repairs and replacements. Don't hesitate – call us now to schedule your appointment!

We provide a wide array of products and services tailored to meet your needs.

Serving Laramie and the southeastern Wyoming region, Laramie Garage Doors is your go-to for garage door service and repairs. 

Our extensively trained professionals are dedicated to addressing your garage door queries and requirements. Reach out TODAY for a complimentary consultation, and let one of our technicians assist you.


Serving (not limited to): Laramie, Saratoga, Centennial, Medicine Bow and more!

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