Broken Garage Door Springs St Louis MO

replacing-garage-door-springs-st-louis-moOur technicians are experienced when it comes to repairing or replacing torsion and extension springs. The springs on garage doors can be very dangerous when trying to remove or repair them, so they should always be handled by a professional. Most of the springs that are commercially available have a life span of between 7 and 10 years if the door is used multiple times daily. This is because nearly every spring has a 10,000 cycle life, so eventually they will need to be replaced.

Torsion Spring Replacement Services in St Louis

A large amount of problems can occur with your garage door that can damage your springs. The tension in garage door springs can be lost when they are bent or damaged, making them useless. Since even the smallest garage doors weigh over 100lbs, tension springs go through a lot of use during their life span. Once every year, you should have a garage door professional inspect and maintain your garage door springs to enhance their life span.

Why Garage Door Spring Expertise is So Important

Garage door extension springs are manufactured to work with doors of a very specific height and weight. You are advised to never use an extension spring that is even one foot too short for the height of the garage. If this occurs, the extension spring will be stretched beyond its designed limitations thereby reducing its lifespan and making it more likely to catastrophically fail at some point. Also, you will notice poor performance of the garage door, which will tend to want to stay open or drift upward.
Your Pro Garage Door St. Louis garage door technician will make sure to replace your garage door springs the right way so that you and your family will be safe and enjoying a wonderful garage door. Before the technician begins changing anything, the height and weight of your door will be accurately checked.
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If the color code for the weight rating of the garage door spring cannot be found, the weight of the garage door itself will be measured on location. The process is fairly simple:

  • Open the garage door completely and secure it with clamps or grips
  • Very cautiously remove the extension springs
  • Lower the garage door onto a typical bathroom scale that is placed directly in the center
  • If the garage door fits a two car garage, two bathroom scales are to be used. Place the scales a couple feet from each side

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As you can see, replacing garage door springs is serious business and Pro Garage Door St. Louis is the kind of garage door repair service you can count on to never cut corners.