A Lincoln, NE, client called us at Titan Garage Doors NE to fix their garage door. They had a broken spring, so they had to manually open and close their garage door to access their garage. We saw their springs were zinc galvanized, which normally have short life cycles. So the spring did not hold up well over time. We recommended the oil-tempered type for the garage door spring replacement. This type was thicker and could withstand more tension. By replacing the broken spring with a new set of springs, we could extend the cycle life of the new spring by several decades without worrying about premature wear. After a few safety tests, the door showed improved performance. The client told us before we left that operating their garage door felt more secure now than ever.

Springs are a vital part of every garage door. We use them to open and close our doors as they provide the necessary tension to keep the garage door in place. Through time, however, garage door torsion springs tend to wear out and break. Thus, resulting in many significant problems for your property. As a homeowner, you need to understand that torsion springs have a lifespan, and they do eventually break down. When they do, you must decide whether it is worth fixing it on your own or having a professional repair the spring.

Should You Replace Springs on Your Own?

You may think you can handle the replacement when you see a spring broken. After all, how challenging could it be? But, unfortunately, it is not as easy as it looks. Find out what happens when a spring breaks and what challenges you could run into when trying to replace springs on your own.

How Do You Know When Your Garage Door Spring Breaks?

When your garage door spring breaks, you will likely be stuck with a door that will not open or close. That can be frustrating and may even prevent you from getting your car out of the garage. In some cases, a broken garage door spring can also cause damage to your garage door opener. To prevent these issues, it is important to know how to spot a broken spring and get it repaired by a professional as soon as possible.

A broken spring could be the issue if:

  • The garage door opener motor is operating, but the door is not moving.
  • You may hear the garage door opener's unsuccessful attempts to raise the door.
  • You hear the spring break generate a loud pop sound.
  • The garage door was off its tracks.
  • The Dangers of Replacing Garage Door Springs on Your Own

    Replacing garage door springs on your own has a lot of risks. Sadly, DIY garage door repairs can potentially cause fatalities and severe injuries. Experts in garage doors advise against performing DIY spring repairs due to the high level of risk. Here are a few reasons to avoid performing garage door repairs yourself.

    Replacing Torsion Springs on Your Own May Result in Accidents

    Torsion springs can be hazardous if you attempt to repair or replace them without the necessary equipment or training. When the garage door spring is released incorrectly, the accompanying force can easily injure someone because the springs are under pressure when they are under stress.

    A falling garage door can cause serious damage and injury. Repairing a door without the right tools and experience can be extremely dangerous. One false move could result in serious injury or damage to your property. Moreover, even a small door weighing 100 pounds can significantly damage a car when it crashes. You may end up needing expensive repairs to fix both the door and the vehicle. That is why it is always best to leave this job to the professionals to avoid such accidents.

    Avoid taking a chance at the risks of a broken spring. Instead, contact Titan Garage Doors NE immediately if your spring is broken, worn out, or nearing the end of its lifespan. We offer various garage door services, including garage door spring replacement. Our licensed technicians are available for same-day service to help you get your garage door working again as soon as possible. Contact us today to schedule a service appointment!