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Garages are a great extension to any house or business. In order to keep the door on the garage in great shape, you need a good garage door company to take care of the maintenance services. This is where Garage Door Repair Houston comes in. We are the best garage door company in the greater Houston area. All of our technicians are highly trained and provide only high quality work. We are dependable and our repair service prices are always fair. Give us a call and let us show you what we can do for you.
One of the most common problems is dealing with garage door springs. Springs are placed on your garage to keep the door from slamming shut. They provide balance between the door and the opener. There are several different kind of springs, and our company can assist you with any and all of them.
What Causes Springs to Break?
Broken springs usually occur because of two different reasons:
The most common reason that springs break is that they have reached the end of their life cycle. Most springs will last for 10,000 cycles, which usually means at least ten years. A cycle is defined as opening and then closing the door. For example, if you use your door twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening), you are at a 2 cycle per day rate. At this rate, the lifespan of the spring should be close to 14 years.
The only reason that a spring wouldn't reach it's lifespan is if does not match the size and weight of the door. Sometimes, if a smaller spring is holding a larger door, the spring will snap rather quickly.
What to Do When a Spring Breaks
When a spring breaks, it becomes next to impossible to open the door. The spring provides balance between the door and the opener, and if it's broken it cannot provide said balance. If you must remove your vehicle from the garage, you can try to open the door with the emergency cord that is hanging down from the opener.
Be extremely careful when dealing with a door that has a broken spring. It will be next to impossible to keep the door up, so make sure children or pets are nowhere in the vicinity of the door.
Make sure you call us as early as possible in order to assure same day service. A broken spring is NOT something that your house can tollerate.
Do Both Springs Need to be Replaced?
Some garages have two springs. One of the most common questions that we are asked is if both of them need to be replaced. Some companies will give you an automatic yes, but not us. Obviously, the broken spring will need to be replaced. But we don't believe in scamming our clients.
We recomend that our technican takes a look at the second spring to determine it's condition. Sometimes, the springs were installed together and therefore we can estimate that the second spring is nearing the end of it's lifetime. If this is the case, we'll save you the trouble of calling us again a few weeks later and take care of the second spring, as well. If the second spring is in good condition, we see no reason to replace it.
If this happens to you, call us out to take care of your broken spring and ask our tech to take a look at the second spring. Call us today for any garage door needs you may have.