Does your garage door stop when it is going up? Did you hear a loud bang, similar to a gun shot? If so, you might just have a broken garage door spring.
Kaiser Garage Doors and Gates’ experts can quickly determine whether or not springs are the cause of your garage door repair needs. Properly installed, quality springs will ensure your door opens and closes efficiently. They are beneficial to a safely working and secure garage door. We use high-quality, heavy-duty torsion springs for all our garage door repairs.
Torsion springs are located above the garage door and they are what lift the actual weight of the garage door. Most doors weigh between 150 to 250 pounds and without working springs, the garage door opener cannot lift the door. Attempting to use a garage door opener to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause numerous parts on the opener to break.
Extension springs are used in a different type of door lift design that are used perpendicular to the door. They are attached to the bracket that holds the horizontal track to the ceiling. They extend as the door goes down and with one broken the door cannot work properly.
How can you know what kind of garage door torsion springs you’ll need?
The type of springs you need depend on the type of garage door you have – details like the size and weight of your door would play a factor. Our certified technicians can easily determine which springs are best for your garage door and will install them so your door is working again.
What do you do if your garage door springs break?
More often than not, springs break after the door has closed. In more dangerous instances, a spring can suddenly snap as the door is coming down, causing it to drop quickly. Your garage door is heavy and can be hazardous if not handled correctly. In these cases, call Kaiser Garage Doors and Gates as soon as possible and keep a safe distance until your door is repaired.