With the weather lately in Austin changing from cold to hot and back to cold can put a lot of stress on your garage door springs. Garage door springs provide the support for your garage door opener. It is the garage door spring or springs that enables you to open and close your garage door with ease. They are strong and potentially dangerous to work on if you don’t know what to do.
A broken spring can be very loud when it snaps. Sometimes you may not even be using your garage door when it happens. We have had customers tell us they were inside making dinner or doing something around the home when they heard a loud noise in the garage. If you have a broken torsion spring you will likely be able to see it in 2 and sometimes even 3 piece. If it is a broken tension spring it may be hanging. You may notice that the cables are loose or they may appear broken. The tension of the springs keep the cables tight so when they break the cables will become loose. Another thing you may notice is if you try to open the door it may only open about 6 inches or so. You may also realize your door is extremely heavy and you most likely will be unable to lift it that’s because torsion springs support the weight of the door. If you have extension springs then the door may go up crooked or look crooked.
It’s important that if you have a broken spring not to open of close the door on your own. If were able to get it open then you would be risking damage to yourself and your door if it comes crashing down. We recommend calling a pro immediately!
If you have a broken spring or need any garage door maintenance or service call the pro’s at Hutchins
Garages Doors. Our commercial and residential garage door technicians have many years of experience and we are fully insured. Hutchins offers free estimates for door replacement and opener replacement. We can fix openers and do door repairs for fair prices. Most repairs can be done the same day that you call. Call 512-442-5301 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 512-909-0996. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.