Broken garage door spring(s) are one of the most common service call we receive. If you have a broken garage door spring you may not be able to open the garage door at all. Other symptoms of a broken spring can be the opener will open the door a few inches and then the door closes again, you may see the cables hanging loose from one or both sides of the garage door and the most obvious is you look up at the springs and see the broken spring. Every spring job we go out on we physically weigh the garage door. This is the single most important step to determine the proper size spring for your garage door. It is also important to know the height of the garage door. We use the weight of the garage door to figure IPPT (Inch per Pound Turn), the IPPT is then used to determine the proper size spring(s) to use for your garage door. It is very difficult to give accurate estimates over the phone for spring replacement jobs without knowing the exact weight and height off the garage door.
Once you have made your decision on the spring(s) you want installed based on the information the technician provides you, the technician will complete the work according to industry guidelines. When the technician has completed the spring(s) installation he will then perform a balance check on the garage door to insure the door is functioning properly.
We only install torsion spring systems as they are much safer and more reliable than the older extension spring systems. We also recommend converting Torquemaster/Wayne Dalton systems to standard torsion springs because they last longer and are easier to maintain. If your garage door has Extension springs or a Torquemaster/ Wayne Dalton system we offer a conversion that includes all the necessary parts including the spring(s) and labor to convert your system. These parts include new drums, cables, spring bar, end bearing plates, center bracket and bearing and the spring(s).
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