Garage Door Springs….Do Garage Door springs wear out? Do Garage Door Springs make a noise when they go bad? Can I tell by looking if my Garage Door Springs need repair or replaced? Can Garage Door Springs be repaired? How often should Garage Door Springs be replaced?
Garage Door Springs do wear out. They will break! See the picture of a broken spring above. Replacing a Garage Door Spring is not something that we recommend that you try to do yourself.
You can seriously injure yourself trying to replace your garage door springs. Garage Door Springs are under tremendous tension and if they are not property replaced and installed by a professional they can break arms and damage hands. If is difficult to tell if your garage door springs need replaced before they break. The garage door springs show no signs of damage before it breaks. Garage door springs can be replaced, they cannot be repaired. If the garage door springs are just squeaking and otherwise making a lot of noise, there are some things you might want to do before calling for help. A little squeak in the garage door spring does not necessarily mean there is a problem. Apply some garage door lubricant to the springs and see if it makes any difference. If it doesn’t, you may want to call for help.
When your garage door stops working as it should, it will not correct itself , it will only get worse and it could be your garage door springs. Try operating the garage door manually (pull the cord attached to the arm connecting the rail trolley system to the door). If the door continues to be difficult to operate, the problem could be that the garage door springs are out of balance. This could be a serious problem that is not going to go away. And failing to fix it could result in a BIG list of worn and broken parts.
Garage door manufacturers typically produce garage doors fitted with torsion springs that provide a minimum of 10,000 to 15,000 cycles and are guaranteed for three to seven years. One cycle is a single opening and closing sequence. Most manufacturers offer a 30,000 cycle spring. However, it is important to remember that if the weight of the garage door is increased by adding glass, additional insulation, or even several coats of paint, the life of the torsion spring may be greatly reduced.
As stated, garage door springs do wear out. Garage door springs generally have a three to seven year life. We at Able Garage Door guarantee our springs for five years. If the garage door spring that we replace breaks in that period of time, we will replace it with no hidden or additional charges, not even a service call fee. If you have someone else tell you that the spring has a lifetime guarantee you would want to get another opinion.