Garage Door Spring Repair in Fort Collins

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Fort Collins Garage Door Spring Repair

Jim Beam's Garage Doors provides fast and affordable garage door spring repair. The areas we service include but are not limited to, Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Timnath, Wellington, and Longmont.

As a local small business, we put in the extra effort to take care of our community. You can expect excellent communication, fair prices, and unmatched customer support. Our commitment to excellence is part of what has earned us 170+ five-star reviews on Google and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Contact us today for a free and fast estimate on your garage door spring repair and replacement. Make sure to enquire about our senior and veteran / active military discounts!

James Blesse
3 months ago
Jim is a great guy. He was quick to respond, knowledgeable, and does quality work. Replaced my door, took the old one away, and fixed...
Heather Michaels
a month ago
Jim is the best garage door man in town! Jim was very helpful in getting my garage door project completed. Jim knows his stuff, he supplied...
a week ago
I cannot express the level of service I just received from Jim. I called him, desperate because our garage door was not level and unable...

Why Choose Us

Jim Beam's Garage Doors of Fort Collins specializes in garage door spring repair and replacement. As one of the top-rated local Fort Collins garage door services, you can count on our team to deliver excellence from start to finish. If you are searching for garage door spring repair in Fort Collins, please do not hesitate to contact us via our form or by calling 970-732-2891.

Services We Offer

  • Spring Repair
  • Spring Replacement
  • Spring Inspection
  • Spring Maintenance
  • Torsion Spring Conversions
repairing a garage door spring

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?

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 a number of cycles.

How Your Garage Door Springs Work

Your garage door system relies on a spring mechanism to assist in the smooth raising and lowering of the door. There are two main types of springs used in garage doors: extension springs and torsion springs.

Extension Springs

Extension springs are located on either side of the door and use two cables to support its weight. If one cable breaks, the other is likely to fail soon after. A clear sign of a broken or about-to-break cable is a lopsided garage door.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs, on the other hand, are characterized by tightly wound heavy-duty metal coils. Typically, you’ll find one torsion spring for a single garage door and two for a double garage door. When the door operates, you’ll notice a twisting motion as the spring turns to manage the door's movement.

If you need professional help with your garage door springs, don't hesitate to contact us. Jim Beam's Garage Doors is here to ensure your garage door operates smoothly and safely.


A torsion spring is a type of coiled spring that is designed to store and release rotational energy. It consists of a tightly wound coil made of durable and flexible material, typically steel. Torsion springs are commonly used in various mechanical systems, including garage doors, hinges, and various machinery, where they provide torque or rotational force.

The way a torsion spring works is based on its inherent property of resisting twisting or torsion. When a torsion spring is wound or twisted, it accumulates potential energy. This energy is stored within the spring, and when released, it produces rotational force. This force can be utilized to operate or control a mechanism, such as opening and closing a garage door.

Torsion springs are engineered to handle specific loads and have a defined lifespan. They are designed to withstand repeated cycles of winding and unwinding without experiencing significant deformation or loss of functionality. However, due to wear and tear over time or excessive stress, torsion springs may require repair or replacement to maintain their optimal performance and ensure the safe operation of the associated mechanical systems.

An extension spring is a type of coiled spring that is designed to store and release energy by extending or elongating. It consists of a tightly wound coil made of durable and flexible material, typically steel. Extension springs are commonly used in various applications, such as garage doors, trampolines, and industrial equipment, where they provide linear force or tension.

The operation of an extension spring relies on its ability to stretch when a force is applied and then return to its original shape when the force is removed. When the extension spring is stretched, it accumulates potential energy within its coils. This energy is stored, and when the force is released, the spring contracts, exerting a pulling force or tension. This tension can be utilized to counterbalance weights, provide resistance, or control the movement of a mechanism.

Extension springs are designed with specific load capacities and elongation characteristics to suit their intended applications. They are engineered to withstand repeated stretching and contracting cycles without experiencing significant deformation or loss of performance. However, over time or due to excessive stress, extension springs may require repair or replacement to maintain their optimal functionality and ensure the safe operation of the associated systems.

Repairing a Garage Door

Signs That Garage Door Springs Need to Be Replaced

It's not always easy to tell if a garage door spring needs to be replaced until the very last minute. By paying careful attention, garage door springs that are on their way out have a few telltale signs:

  • Alignment: The garage door might not close flush as one side might be slightly misaligned. You should see this when the door opens or closes, as one side might droop a bit lower than the other.
  • Noisy: Garage door springs shouldn't be noisy, and when there's a squeak, it's a sign that the springs need lubricant.
  • Visibly broken: If you're having trouble opening and closing the door, check to see if the springs are still intact. If not, it's time for a replacement.
  • Door seizes: When a torsion spring snaps, there is nothing to pull the door up, which will cause it to seize.

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.

Call The Experts Today!

We offer same-day service and our crew at Jim Beam’s Garage Doors of Fort Collins has the equipment and expertise to replace your springs safely. If you live in Fort Collins or Northern Colorado, we should be your go-to! The Jim Beam team has earned a 4.9-star rating on Google across 130+ reviews and has achieved top-rated status on HomeAdvisor.

Services We Offer

  • Garage door panel replacement
  • Garage door spring replacement
  • Garage door maintenance services
  • Garage door opener repair and replacement

Welcome to Jim Beam's Garage Doors! With over 15 years of garage door experience, you can count on us to provide professional garage door installation, repair, maintenance, repair, opener repair, and much more.

We service the Northern Colorado area including Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland, Longmont, Wellington, Severance, Timnath, and LaPorte. If you are looking for the best garage door service in Fort Collins, look no further than the Jim Beam team.

Service Areas

2451 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525

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