Our crew at Jim Beam’s Garage Doors have the expert training needed
We know the importance of doing this job correctly. Garage door springs are under an enormous amount of tension and a repair or replacement should only be handled by someone with proper training. It is not a DIY type of repair. You may ask, how long do the springs last? They usually last up to 10 years depending on how much you use your door. We’ve seen some last only 5 years due to the number of times the garage door was raised and lowered each day and the manufacturer’s rating for number of cycles.
Understanding how your garage door works
Your garage door system uses a spring for the garage door to aid in raising and lowering the door. There are two types of springs used for garage doors. These are extension springs garage doors and torsion spring garage doors. Extension springs use two cables on either side, so if one cable breaks the other one will likely break soon after. The garage door can end up lopsided which is a good indicator one cable is broken or about to break. A torsion spring garage door can be spotted by looking for a tightly wound spring of heavy-duty metal, usually one for a single garage and two for a double garage door. You will see a turning motion when the garage door opens and closes.
Replacing springs should not be put off
If you have any doubt whatsoever, give us a call and we’ll come out to take a look. This type of repair should not be put off for the safety of you and your family. If you are unsure if you need a spring replacement here are some indicators. If you hear a loud noise or bang when it opens that should get your attention. If you notice it drops fast when it closes or you see it starting to bend at the top, these are all emergency situations and should be handled sooner than later. We are available 24/7 so please don’t hesitate to call.
Don’t wait, call us out today!
We offer same-day service and our crew at Jim Beam’s Garage Doors have the equipment and expertise to replace your springs safely. If you live in Fort Collins and surrounding areas, we should be your go-to! Check out our past reviews from satisfied customers in and around our area!