Blue Pro Garage is proud to announce its new service, Garage Door Spring Replacement.
Have you ever wondered what happens when your garage door springs break? It’s not just a matter of opening and closing the door anymore—you can’t even get in. This is a huge problem, especially if you have an emergency situation that requires you to get something from your garage.
Blue Pro Garage solves this problem for our customers by being able to replace their broken garage door springs with a brand-new set. We have the experience and expertise to make sure that your new spring will fit perfectly and give you years of reliable service. Now you can go back to doing what you need to do and let us handle the rest!
What is a Garage Door Spring and its Different Types?
A garage door spring is a simple part of the garage door system, but it’s pretty important. It can be used for opening a garage door or closing it. These springs make the heavy lifting easier by balancing out the weight of the doors, and they help prevent accidents by making sure the door stops moving when it reaches its limit.
A lot of people know that a garage door spring is part of the garage door system, but they aren’t sure what it is or how it works. Are springs just a matter of lifting weights and letting gravity do its thing? There are two different types of garage door springs: torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are located on each side of your garage, above the door. They help to counterbalance the weight of the garage door so it doesn’t fall over when you open and close it. Extension springs are located on the upper section of the track, near the rear track hanger. This type of spring stores energy by extending when the garage door moves up and down.
These two garage door springs work the same, using weight and gravity to gain and release tension when closing and opening the garage door. A garage door torsion spring twists when the door closes and untwists when the garage door opens releasing the energy safely. The same goes for the extension spring however, the garage door torsion springs are by far the better option when it comes to garage door springs. These springs are tougher and have a longer life cycle. It is more expensive than an extension spring but lasts around 15,000 to 20,000 cycles while extension springs only last up to 10,000 cycles.
Why Do Garage Door Springs Need Replacement or Repair?
You may be wondering if garage door springs can last for 10,000 to 20,000 cycles, then it could last 7 to more than a decade right? Well, technically you’re right! That is if you do not factor in the causes of why garage door springs break. But if you would like to know the reasons why your garage door springs break, Blue Pro Garage will provide them for you.
Rust in Your Garage Door Springs – If you think you’re invincible to rust, you might have seen some rust on your garage door springs and thought, “I can easily just wipe that off, it’s no big deal.” But rust is one of the biggest factors that you need a garage door spring replacement. Now, if you see that your garage door springs are completely rusted or corroded, you can no longer remove the rust by using lubricants and you’re gonna have to replace them. However, if your garage door springs have a little bit of rust here and there, you can prevent them by using lubricants designed to prolong your springs!
One of the notable ones is the Gasoila Free All Rust Eater Deep Penetrating Oil which not only lubricates the springs but completely removes the rust and deposits. There is also the WD-40 Specialist Gel Lube which helps your garage door springs have better resistance to cold weather. But don’t overdo it, lubricating your garage door springs 3-4 times a year is good enough to keep rust at bay
Your Garage Door Springs Are Prone To Wear And Tear – Your garage door springs are like any other part of your household appliances—they will wear out from prolonged use. Just like a car’s shock absorbers that go bad after years of driving, your garage door springs are also prone to wear and tear.
For one thing, if you open your garage door 4 times a day, a residential door only lasts 7 or more years. If you use the garage door more than times a day, or if you install a residential garage door for commercial purposes, it will eventually break without even reaching its expected lifespan.
The reason why your springs can wear early is that these parts are under constant tension and they will inevitably weaken over time if they are used frequently. So as much as possible, try to limit the number of times you open and close your garage door.
Not Enough Maintenance on your Garage Door Springs – If you are one of the homeowners who have a garage door, then be aware that you can’t avoid it from breaking. Maintenance is required even for the smallest part of the garage doors and the garage door springs are one of them. Yes, you can’t avoid it from breaking after prolonged usage daily, but you can maintain it and prolong its life. As we have stated, lubrication is one of the best ways to keep it running smooth, and hiring a professional garage door company frequently to check if everything is fine and in working condition.
Call Blue Pro Garage Door For All Your Garage Door Spring Replacement Needs
If you’ve ever had your garage door spring break, you know how frustrating that can be. Not only can it take a long time to repair; it also leaves you unable to access your garage, which is not only inconvenient but may be an emergency situation if you need something from the space. When this happens, it’s important that you get a repair service in as soon as possible so that you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience for too long.
That’s where Blue Pro Garage comes in. We are a local garage door repair service that provides same-day service on all repairs and replacements. Our team has been in business for years and is there for any emergency your garage door may have. We do everything from fixing springs and replacing broken cables to repairing or replacing broken remotes and openers. We provide honest, professional service and will never try to sell you anything you don’t need. Give us a call today for a free quote on our services!