garage door spring repair in new jersey & new york.
High Quality, Reliable Garage Door Spring Repair Services
Is your garage door not opening fully or not responding to your commands at all? The culprit could be that the springs in your garage door need repairing or replacing. If you find you have snapped or worn springs on your garage door, give us a call. Elite Garage Door Repairs got your back!
Our Garage Door Spring Best Practices
When you notice your garage door isn’t performing as well as you’d like, give us a call! We’re available seven days a week so you won’t be left waiting and wondering when you can use your garage again.
When you first call for your broken garage door springs, we’ll set up an appointment and send our trained technicians out to assess the situation. From here, they can take a look at your garage door and confirm the issue before deciding the best course of action. After that, we can offer you our spring options from some of the top brands around to make sure we get your garage back in working order with all the right parts in place.
During this time, we’ll be able to give you an estimate for the project as well as go over your options. This way, you don’t end up with any unexpected surprises at the end of our installation!
Signs That Your Garage Door Springs May Need To Be Replaced
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are two primary types of garage door springs: torsion and extension springs. We can help you replace either option your garage door uses.
The main difference between these two types of springs is how they move. When you move the garage door, a set of extension springs will expand or coil tight to account for this movement. Torsion springs don’t stretch and contract like this but rather twist to keep up with the movement of the garage door. This makes them much more efficient when it comes to controlled movement.
There’s also a difference in lifespan. Torsion springs are known as the longer-lasting option with a lifespan of 15,000 to 20,000 cycles in their lifespan. On the other hand, extension springs have an average lifespan of 10,000 cycles.
Torsion springs also have an additional level of safety when they break. Extension springs tend to go flying when they snap but a torsion spring will stay on the shaft it’s installed on when it breaks. Both options will still pop loudly when they snap from wear.
Torsion Garage Door Springs
Torsion springs are mounted above the door opening and provide the main lifting force for the door by twisting as the door moves up and down.
Extension Garage Door Springs
Extension springs, on the other hand, are installed along the sides of the door and assist in its upward movement by counterbalancing the weight of the door.
Replacing Springs (Extension Springs with Torsion Springs)
There are quite a few benefits that torsion springs have over extension springs. Torsion springs offer:
• A longer lifespan,
• More control over the movement of your garage door,
• Fewer components (meaning fewer components that could break!), and;
• A safer break since they stay on the shaft upon snapping.
The good news is that if you’re currently using extension springs, you aren’t stuck with them forever!
When we replace the springs on your garage door, we can replace your old extension springs with a new set of torsion springs. This will offer you a longer-lasting, safer, and more efficient result from your installation.
This is a more intensive installation upfront since the housing for extension and torsion springs differ. However, it’s a decision that can really pay off in the long run!
The Dangers of Replacing the Garage Door Springs Yourself
When something goes wrong in your home, you probably want to fix it yourself when possible. Sometimes, this is a great way to learn a new skill! However, when it comes to garage door springs, attempting a DIY can be more dangerous than it’s worth.
If you don’t have the right tools for the job and know what you’re doing, it’s easy to send something flying or send your garage door crashing down. It’s not uncommon to hear about injuries such as broken fingers, cuts, or head trauma when untrained homeowners try their hand at replacing their own garage door springs.
Getting seriously hurt or sustaining a fatal injury isn’t worth the chance to try your hand at a do-it-yourself approach. If you need your garage door springs repaired or replaced in New Jersey or New York give us a call!
why trust us to replace your garage door springs?
If you find yourself in need of a garage door spring replacement, you can give us a call any day of the week! On top of same-day service seven days a week, we offer top-quality installations and repairs with top brands that will have your garage door up and running in no time.
This is all thanks to our team of highly-trained garage door technicians. These professionals will not only give you a fair assessment and estimate as soon as possible but have the skills to safely and efficiently replace your garage door springs without incident. This takes all the stress and hassles out of garage door repair for you!