Broken Garage Door Spring? Here’s What to Do Next
A broken garage door spring can ruin your day. It will basically make your garage door impossible to open or close, and can even be dangerous if you try to fix it yourself. Here is some quick information on what you should do if this ever happens to your door.
Signs You Have a Broken Spring
You more than likely use your garage door several times a day, so if something’s wrong you’ll know it. How can you tell you have a problem with a spring? There are several signs. For instance, the door may be higher on one side than the other, or you hear a loud popping or banging sound. The top of the door may be bent.
DON’T Try to Fix This Yourself
A broken torsion spring can lead to a severe injury if you try to fix it on your own. If you try and lift the door in order to try and repair a string, you could easily hurt yourself. The only thing you should do is to call a professional to fix the issue. Being safe and calling an expert is the best course of action.
There are a few things you can do to reduce the chances of a broken spring. They typically last 6-10 years, but there are some ways you can increase that life span. For instance, springs should be inspected by a professional two times a year. Also, try to reduce the number of times you use the garage door during the day.
Contact Cypress Garage and Gates as soon as you can if you suspect you have a broken garage door spring. Use our online form or call 832-677-3502. We’ll get someone out to fix the issue as fast as possible.