Common Garage Door Spring Issues & What To Do About Them
A garage door that isn’t working properly is an inconvenience and a potential hazard and security concern. Sometimes, the cause of a malfunctioning garage door is a broken garage door spring.
In this blog, the garage door experts at Overhead Door Company of Greater Cincinnati™ share their expertise on the common causes of broken garage door springs.
Understanding what leads to broken door springs can help you identify the problem and have it repaired quickly so your routines and safety can be restored without delay.
Schedule garage door services with Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati today. Call (513) 394-6938 to get started.
What Do Garage Door Springs Do?
Garage door springs are essential to the safe and smooth operation of the doors. They help balance the weight of the garage door, which prevents instability or shaking while the door is being moved up or down. Without a garage door spring, the door would fall or come crashing down.
There are two types of garage door springs:
- Extension springs that are parallel to the garage door track
- Torsion springs that are parallel to the garage door
Signs You Have a Garage Door Spring Issue
Because they’re such an integral part of the garage door’s functionality, springs are prone to breaking over time. These are common signs your spring needs to be replaced:
- The garage door won’t fully open or close.
- There are new or loud sounds when the garage door is opened or closed.
- The door doesn’t move along the track smoothly.
- The garage door is crooked when opened.
- The door closes too fast.
- The springs look rusty or appear to have gaps.
Schedule Garage Door Spring Repair Right Away
Not addressing a broken spring or other issue can burn out your garage door opener’s motor — or make your garage doors completely inoperable.
Broken garage doors aren’t a mere inconvenience; they can cause safety and security issues. If your garage door is showing signs of disrepair, call the professionals at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati.
Choose Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati
Our garage door services include garage door spring replacement; we replace both extension springs and torsion springs and offer 24-hour emergency garage door service to ensure we’re available when you need us most.
For garage door repairs and replacements you can trust, call Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati at (513) 394-6938 today.