It is such a bad experience when you are getting ready to leave home and suddenly the garage door spring is broken. Not how you want to start your day, although broken garage door springs are among the most common issues homeowners face.
Like many, you may be tempted to try to fix your broken door spring on your own, however, it can be very dangerous. So, we highly recommend you avoid doing anything that could harm yourself or a loved one.
Garage door spring purpose is to promote the entire weight of the garage door. The springs are wound or extended under pressure, tightening up and losing up as you open and close your garage door. It is the garage door springs and not the garage door opener that makes the garage door to open and close.
Here are just a few suggestions on how to safely handle this situation:
Safely remove any vehicle out of the garage
Initially, you more than likely need to get your car from the garage. Pull the red emergency button release cable positioned above the door to allow you to raise the door by hand. Be careful, the garage door will be much heavier so keep that in mind while doing this. If you can’t do it yourself, be sure to get some help. If you accidentally drop the door while raising it DO NOT try to stop the door with your foot. A 200 to 300-pound wall dropping on your foot can seriously injure yourself.
In case you are not sure how to identify the garage door spring, they are located on either side of the door. They look like a very large elastic band, extending and retracting while in use. The garage door spring serves an integral function in the running of your garage door. Whether you have a garage door with torsion or extension springs, other parts of the garage door depend on the proper functioning of the springs to operate.
If your garage door spring has broken, your door may be stuck and not operating safely. Every garage spring repair or replacement done by Steel City Garage Doors is completed quickly, so you can get your car out of the garage and get on with your day. We keep our truck stocked with a variety of springs, so we can complete a permanent repair.
Steel City Garage Doors use the best materials in the market and ensure that each spring we replace will be the right one.
Trust the Steel City Garage Doors to Replace Your Broken Garage Door Springs
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