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Garage Door Spring Broken?

Garage doors are usually heavy. A lot of that weight is supported by the garage door springs, so when they break the door doesn’t function anymore. Most of the time you may not be able to discover it, and it may not reveal itself in the way that you expect, but when it’s gone, it’s gone.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

There are certainly times when you hear a huge bang from your garage but when you went down to check it out, there didn’t seem to be anything broken or out of place. Chances are you will be worried that somebody is trying to break in to check the garage door opener.

Many doors operate with a Torsion Spring to help take the weight of that door. Torsion Springs have shafts running down the middle and when they break, they will release huge force and often rattle around the shaft creating that ‘unwanted intruder’ noise.

Six Inch Stop

Your door is equipped with a force meter that notices the spring isn’t correctly helping the opening engine so it stops the motor to prevent further damage. This is actually a good thing in terms of limiting damage since it ensures that you only need to replace the spring, not an overloaded garage door opener. You will need to contact Garland Garage Door and Gate when you need help for your garage door springs.

Broken Cables?

If the cables are hanging loose from the ceiling in your garage? If so, your spring is broken. It is a common assumption that when the door doesn’t open and the cables are clearly hanging loses, then the problem is the cables. When the spring breaks, it will be disconnected and has a chance to fly out of place. This is a common occurrence.

Your Door Is Slowing Down

If your garage door is of a kind that starts slowly, then appears to speed up as it gets on with the job, except that now it doesn’t speed up any more, that doesn’t mean that its motor is the problem. Some motors do work in two speeds, one to get over the initial inertia, and then a higher speed once the door is rolling. If the spring is not functioning properly, then these systems may notice that and not move into the higher gear. Again, this is a smart system aimed at preserving the motor and you might not realize that is what’s happening. Call Garland Garage Door and Gate the moment your door starts to behave differently and let us come round and check it out. We’ve replaced a lot of springs already that’s why you can be sure we’ll spring into action to replace yours.

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