Garage Door Spring repair Phoenix, AZ

Garage Door Spring repair
Garage Door Spring repair

Broken Springs Replaced Today

We offer Fast, Friendly, and Honest garage door service valley wide. If you call today there is a good chance we can replace your broken spring today. We realize that when the spring breaks on your garage door it can often times leave you trapped in or out of your garage. We pride ourselves on being available when you need us. If you are trapped due to a broken garage door spring, give us a call right away. We will have one of our certified friendly technicians at your door ASAP. He will have a truck stocked with all the most common spring sizes to be sure the job is completed the same day. At Door Tech we only use the highest quality oil tempered springs. They are backed by our lifetime warranty at no additional charge. See below for more details on why our springs are better than the rest!

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Garage Door Torsion Springs

Garage Door Torsion Springs

Garage door springs come in a variety of types and each type has it’s unique purpose. Two factors are by far the most important. Galvanized springs vs. oil tempered springs, and cycle count.

  • Galvanized vs Oil Tempered
    • Galvanized springs are dipped in a hot zinc bath to create a shiny silver finish. The steel coil is galvanized in order to reduce the risk of rust on the steel. The down side to this style spring is that the process of galvanizing the steel softens the steel allowing the springs to stretch after installation. What this means is your door will get heavier with time causing more stress on your garage door and garage door opener. The average lifespan of a galvanized spring tends to be shorter than other options available.
    • ​​Oil tempered springs will go through a hardening process to strengthen the steel. This helps the springs last longer and hold it’s tension over time. When installed properly oil tempered springs will need very little adjustment over time.
  • ​Cycle Count
    • ​A garage door industry standard for springs is 10,000 cycles. A cycle is defined as one opening and one closing of your garage door. The average family will run there garage door 5-10 cycles per day. At 5 cycles per day a 10,000 cycle spring is rated to last about 5 1/2 years. Garage door springs are available in much higher cycle counts. Other common ratings would be 15,000, 20,000, 25,000 cycles. Upgrading the cycle count will offer longer use and better warranties.

 
 

​Identifying a broken garage door spring

broken garage door spring
On most standard garage doors identifying a broken torsion spring can be easy. With the garage door in the down position the springs will be centered directly above the door. Depending on the quality and style of your garage door you may have one or two torsion springs used to counterbalance your garage doors weight. An anchor bracket between the two springs is used to mount them securely to the wall. In some cases on extremely heavy custom doors you may see as many as four springs used. After you have found the springs determining if it is broken is as simple as looking for a gap in any of the springs as pictured to the right. It is always a good idea to change all of the springs at the same time, typically when one breaks the others are soon to go after as they have all had the same use. If your door only has one spring it is also recommended to upgrade to a dual spring system as this will take stress of other parts in your garage door system.

If you have successfully identified a broken spring on your garage door, Call Us Now we will have your garage door working again today.