Broken garage door springs

Broken garage door springs can be a real problem in Canberra with our hot summers and frosty winters. The springs expand in the heat and contract in the cold and this extra pressure can eventually cause them to break. This is not only inconvenient but could also be dangerous.

What are garage door springs?

The metal springs on a garage door are used to open and close the door. This takes the weight off the door so you, or the motor, can lift it. If these springs break then the door becomes very dangerous, so they need to be replaced immediately. But there are steps you can take to prevent this.

How do I prevent broken garage door springs?

To avoid broken garage door springs you need to make sure the springs have the correct tension. If the tension isn’t right, it means there’s extra pressure on the spring.  It also means your garage door opener may not work as the motor is tuned into the correct tension when it’s installed.

We re-tension springs as part of your garage door service. You should service your garage door every 12 to 18 months to avoid these issues. Servicing your garage door every year is also important if your door is under warranty.

What if the garage door springs are already broken?

When a spring is broken, the door becomes very heavy to lift. You’ll be able to see if they’re broken just by looking at them. You may also hear a loud bang from your garage when it happens.

Don’t try to fix the door yourself. Garage doors are very heavy. If you try to lift a door with a broken spring it can fall and injure you. Call a professional straight away. We’ll always make broken springs a priority.

How do I book a garage door service?

You can call us use our online contact form anytime to book a garage door service or repair.