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8 Signs You might need a new garage door spring

  • Your garage door is heavy
  • The garage door will only open a few inches.
  • Your garage door cables are visibly loose.
  • The garage door appears crooked.
  • You can see a gap in your torsion spring.
  • The garage door jerks or moves unevenly when opened and closed.
  • Your garage door falls as it closes.
  • You hear a bang when operating your garage door.

Do you have a garage door that will not open? There is a good chance your garage door springs need attention. When your garage door will not open it can stop your plans for the day. A broken spring needs to be replaced fast. AllGood Garage Door Company is your local garage door repair experts. Let us help get your garage door spring replaced today. 

Why do garage door springs break?

If you own a home long enough, you will have to replace a garage door spring at some point in time. 

We get asked all the time “Why did my garage door springs break?”

There are a few factors that cause springs  to fail. The major 2 are use and age. Like anything other mechanical part, garage door springs get weaker with use and will eventually break. 

Another common cause is weather change. It is not uncommon here in Atlanta for the temperature to change 20 – 30 degrees in a day. Your garage door springs do not like it anymore than you do and with the expanding and contracting of the metal will break a spring. 


How Long do springs last?

Simple Answer:  7 – 10 yrs

Text Book Answer: 10,000 cycles

What does this mean for you?

Residential garage door springs are 10,000 cycle springs A cycle is 1 up and 1 down. So, if you open your door 3- 4 times a day on average your garage door springs will last 7 -10 yrs.  With torsion springs every time your door goes up the springs unwind, and as the door closes they wind. Over time the steel of the springs begins to develop micro fractures and eventually one of these microfractures will get big enough to break the spring. 

Now,  lets say that you are like one of our Atlanta customers who is a real estate agent, or you have a teenager who’s social life resembles that of a celebrity and your garage door opens and closes more like 8-10 times a day, your springs will not last that long. 

High Life Cycle Springs

If we convert your 10,000 cycle springs to 20,000 cycle springs then, you can get the same  7-10 years of use. Even if your garage is as busy as Hartsfield-Jackson and your garage door is your front door. We can get custom cut garage door springs for any garage door or any life cycle and have them installed the same day or next.

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Some jobs are better left to the professionals. This is one of them, give us a call. We got you covered.

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Are garage door springs dangerous?

The short answer, yes. Garage door springs are under and extremely high amount of tension. If all of the tension is released at once and you are in the way, you could be hurt. If you do not have the proper tools and training they can even be deadly.  Most common injuries related to garage door springs are cut, broken and severed fingers.  You are more likely to be hurt by a garage door that has weak or incorrect springs. Either by getting your fingers pinched or a door falling and hitting you, worst case scenario crushing you. 

Regardless, a repair bill is cheaper than an emergency room visit. Garage door spring replacement is a job better left to the professionals. 

How Do garage door springs work?

The way the garage door springs physically work depend on the type of spring system you have.  There are two major spring systems, extension springs and torsion springs. Garage door springs act as a counter balance, that’s what makes a heavy door feel light. This is what makes a garage door easy to lift for a person or a garage door opener to raise your garage door. 

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are mounted above the garage door on a tube, bolted together in the middle. The other parts in the system consistent of a torsion tube, bearings, drums and cables.  Everything gets mounted and bolted to this torsion tube. Then, they are bolted to the wall above your garage door.  Torsion springs need to be wound a specific number of times based on the height of the garage door. Adding these turns to them adds a great deal of tension and can make them dangerous if you are not properly trained. 

First, your springs must have the correct amount of tension on them. Then, your garage door can work properly.  Once the door is sent into motion the springs begin to unwind.  As a result, the door travels upward from the vertical tracks into the horizontal tracks.  So, the weight of the garage door is transferred to the horizontal tracks. At the same time, the cables wrap around the drums. Your garage door bearings make the tube easier to turn. 

Extension Springs

Extension springs stretch alongside your horizontal track. These springs are typically used on small garage doors and in situations where head room is limited. The other parts involved in the system are pulleys, extension cable and safety cables.

 One set of pulleys attach directly to the springs using a special clip. The other set of pulleys is attached to the front of the track. A set of cables attaches to the bottom fixture and runs through both sets of pulleys. Meanwhile the second set is ran directly through the springs as a safety cable. This spring system is also under extreme tension when your garage door is closed. With extension springs the tension is placed on them when they stretch as the door is closed. When the door begins to travel  the springs relax and the tension becomes less.

The disadvantage to this system is each spring works independently of each other so the movement of the door is not as uniform.