Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement
Are you wanting to know more about your broken garage door spring? We can help you here from our site. Most home owners don’t really know much about their garage door spring until they hear a big bang and then the garage door won’t open. The garage door spring is probably one of the most hardworking parts of your garage door, in a sense it’s the part that needs most care and attention on a three to six months basis.
First off, we’ll teach you how to maintain your garage door spring and increase its life span to get more use out of it and then we’ll show you what to do when it breaks.
To begin, we recommend purchasing our Legman USA Lubricant or you can purchase a White lithium grease lubricant from a retail store like Walmart. It’s recommended to use this kind of lubricant because other lubricants can be very thin, like WD-40 and will not stay on much longer. White lithium grease is recommended because it stays on much longer than most lubricant and lasts a long time. While using your lubricant, we recommend spraying directly on to the garage door springs from end to end and ensure that the grease gets into every coil on the spring. We also recommend spraying the lubricant on the rollers, ensuring that it gets into the ball bearings of the rollers. It’s also good to spray on all the hinges on the garage door where theirs metal to metal contact, this will remove all the squeaking noises you might hear when the garage door goes up and down.
The paragraph above outlines how to maintain your garage door, but when you spring breaks, there are a few things you shouldn’t attempt on your garage door;
- Firstly, don’t open the garage door using your remote or garage door opener control panel, this might cause the opener gear system to get stripped.
- Secondly, don’t try to clamp the broken garage door spring on your own
- Thirdly, don’t replace your garage door spring on your own and don’t have a neighbor or family member do it for you either. You need a Certified garage door technician to do this job.
- Don’t cut the garage door cables if your garage door is off-track or hanging in the air
- Stay clear of the garage door and keep pets and family members away from the garage until the garage door is fixed.
With that in mind, there are four different kinds of garage door springs that we usually deal with;
- Torsion spring systems
- Extension spring systems
- Torque master spring systems
- Rear mounted torsion spring systems.
If you have any of these kinds of garage door springs, don’t hesitate to call us today to get more information on pricing and how to proceed with your garage door spring repair.