Garage Door Spring Replacement
Garage door spring replacement is needed when the garage door spring is broken. A garage door spring is a long, cylindrical spring attached to a metal shaft that runs above your garage door. The spring is a tightly wound steel wire that unwinds to raise the door and winds to lower it. Your garage door may have one or two of these, depending on the model.
If the spring breaks you’ll see it separated into two pieces where the break occurred. Fidelity Garage Doors & Gates provides same day trusted broken garage door spring replacement for the greater Seattle area.
The most common time for a garage door spring to snap is in the closed position when attempting to open the door. As this is the most strenuous movement for the spring, it’s likely to break and get jammed in the closed position, leaving your car either stuck in the garage or locked out.
Furthermore, if your garage door is attached to your home and you live in a climate with cold winters like Milwaukee, the inability to enter your car from indoors will be a cold experience for you and may make it difficult for your car to start. Garage door spring replacement is paramount in this situation.
Can Garage Door Spring Replacement Be Done By Myself?
Because of the strength of the garage door spring, it is a dangerous mechanism that can cause severe injuries if not handled correctly. Additionally, spring replacement is a complex project, and therefore it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional garage door installation expert instead of trying to replace the springs yourself.
Here are some important tips if your spring may be damaged:
- Don’t try to force the door open or closed
- Don’t disengage the opener
- Don’t attempt to repair yourself
- Call an expert right away
Garage Door Spring Replacement is dangerous
Springs are under an extreme amount of tension and is recommended to call a professional to perform garage door spring replacement.