Garage Door Spring Replacement
Garage Doors, Roller Doors, Garage Door
There are a number of signs that can point to a broken spring. These Include:
1. The physical appearance
2. The opener struggling to open the door or closes with a loud thud.
3. The door is too heavy to operate manually
4. The panel and tilt door opener is working but the chain is not running
5. The tilt door pulls to one side, which may cause that side to jam when attempting to operate the door.
On inspection, you find that your spring has broken, stop using the door immediately, by opener or manually even if it still opens mechanically. By ongoing use of the opener with a broken spring will increase the load on the motor and in some cases may cause it to burn out, greatly increasing your repair cost.
We replace springs in sets for a pre-cautionary measure. Firstly when your spring has broken, all the load is carried by the remaining spring, applying more tension then the spring is use to which leaves the spring greatly weakened. Once the spring has been replaced, the remaining spring has to work as well as the new spring in an effort to keep up, which may break in the process.
A reminder: when your spring breaks; cease use immediately.
Below is a checklist of information when enquiring about a broken garage door spring, ranging with the most to the least important.
• Panel doors (torsion type springs):
1. The size of the door.EG:2250mm H x 4880 mmW
2. Brand of the door. EG: B&D, CSI, Steel-Line
3. The length of the springs, not including the end cap and anchor plate. Measure the 2 halves of the broken spring and plus them together. Springs stretch when they are tensioned, and the good spring will still have tension, so measuring the good spring will not help us judge what spring you require.
4. The length of the 10 coils
5. The inside and outside diameter of the broken spring
6. The diameter of the wire (should equal length of 10 coils divided by 10)
7. The number of panels your door consists of, and how many of them have aluminum bracing running across it.
• Tilt Doors (extension type springs)
1. The length of the broken spring
2. Whether the tilt door includes rollers and tracks in the top corners, if they do the length of the power-arm and the distance between the 2 pivot points on the power-arm.
3. The amount of springs on each side
4. The size of the door. EG: 2250 mm H x 4880 mm W
• Roller doors
We do not replace springs on roller doors.
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