Garage Door Spring Repair: Should I Repair or Replace?

You may not have heard a loud bang or observed the spring on your garage door break, but you will definitely find out if a spring is broken when you try to open the door. The garage door tension springs provide a force that lessens the weight of the door, and once the spring has broken, it will feel twice as heavy. If you are lucky, you may only need to balance the door and lubricate the springs, but in most cases, the springs will need to be replaced.

Ultimately, there really is no such thing as garage door spring repair because once one or both of the springs fails, there is no way to repair them. They will simply need to be replaced. You may not even notice when the first spring breaks, until the second one does also. Once one of the springs has failed, both should be replaced in order to maintain the balance of the door, as the older spring will have lost some of its tension over time and will probably be susceptible to breaking fairly soon. In the long run, it will typically be less expensive to just have both springs replaced on the same visit.

While garage door spring repair can be done by a DIY homeowner, the process can actually be quite dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. You may save a few dollars tackling the job by yourself, but without the adequate training and tools, doing your own garage door spring repair may end up costing you even more in the long run.

If you are in need of garage door spring repair, and feel it is best left up to the professionals, our technicians have the experience, tools and training to get your door running smoothly again in no time. Please give us a call at Access Garage Doors of Morristown today!

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