The single or multi panel door that is used to cover the entrance of a typical garage is not light; in fact, it's the heaviest moving object in most homes – and people have to walk under them. This makes the work of springs very important in terms of personal safety. The rigidity of the material as well as the amount of coiling of the spring gives it its strength. Since the typical door used in a garage is quite heavy, the typical spring should have torsion forces strong enough to take the strain thereby providing most of the lifting force necessary to move the door.
Because they are load bearing and are constantly in use, many overhead door springs break earlier than expected. This is also sometimes facilitated by harsh weather/climate and improper use. A broken spring can be quite dangerous to fiddle with if you're no expert. Do-it-yourselfers, be warned that the repair of springs should only be handled by professional.
If you were not in the garage when your springs broke, consider yourself lucky. These unraveling coils are strong enough to sever fingers or worse, even necks. Flying or snapping springs have been known to break windshields. Think what it could do to you if you inadvertently got in its way. To prevent such events or to remedy one that has already happened, take advantage of our professional spring repair service at Garage Door Repair Pasadena . This will help you open the door manually or assist your opener to lift the door with minimal effort.Back To Our Services