We recently had a customer call us after they had a broken garage door torsion spring making the door basically inoperable especially since the cable came off as well.
We went out there and took care of the issue for them in no time at all! We installed a brand new torsion spring and made sure it was adjusted properly. We also went ahead and replaced the cables as well.
While we were there we went ahead and also performed a preventative maintenance on the door and the opener as well to make sure they didn’t have issues in just a couple of months.
Broken torsion springs is a common repair that we see very often due to the nature of the action they have to perform over and over again. Think about it.
Garage Doors can weigh from a hundred to hundreds of pounds. Being a torsion spring it tightens and then loosens to open and close the door. This puts the metal under extreme stress over and over again until it finally fatigues and fails completely.
Once the garage spring breaks it makes the door much more difficult, and if heavy enough impossible, to open and close safely. It also will require you to manually try and lift it as your garage opener will most likely not be able to open it.
The easiest way to help prolong the life of your torsion garage door springs is to have it your garage door and opener and springs serviced at least once a year by a qualified professional.
Getting regular preventative maintenance helps to lower the strain on the springs and helps to make them last much longer potentially saving you a lot of money in the long run.
If you have a broken garage door torsion spring or you need any other type of garage door service, we can help you. If in the Austin or surrounding areas call us at 512-563-9078 for a free estimate of the costs.