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Reasons Why Garage Door Springs Break

Posted on: October 20, 2022

Reasons Why Garage Door Springs Break

Your garage door’s springs have a vital role in the function of your door. The springs are responsible for opening and closing your garage door by gaining tension during the lowering process and releasing tension as your door is going up. 

Check out some of the reasons that your garage door springs may be at the end of their lives:

  1. A sticky situation: Is your garage door jamming? If there is a build-up of debris and dirt on your garage door’s tracks or rails causing jams, then your springs are being abused and can break. When your garage door does not open and close properly, it will take a toll on your garage door’s springs.
  2. Out of mind: Just like other areas of your home, your garage door needs maintenance and an occasional inspection. Regular maintenance in regards to your springs means that they are fully lubricated and have the proper tension. 
  3. Old age: If your springs and garage door are decades old, then normal use and wear and tear have surely cut the life of your springs. Your garage door is extremely heavy and eventually, your springs will give out after thousands of openings and closings of your garage door.
  4. Steel breakdown: Rust can build up on steel springs and weaken the integrity of the piece. Checking for rest and weak areas is important as eventually your rusty steel springs will crack or break.

Keep An Eye Out as Homeowner 

If you are worried about your garage door springs or haven’t checked on them in awhile, keep in mind that if you start to hear squeaking or your door is jamming frequently, your springs may need attention. Other signs of failing or broken garage door springs include: your door is closing at a faster rate of speed, your door opens at an angle, there are visible gaps in your springs or you hear loud snaps or other strange noises during your garage door’s operation. If your garage door springs have broken, you need to contact a professional as soon as possible to keep your family safe. It is always best to replace broken springs and install all new ones at the same time.

Call a Professional for Help

Our team at Affordable Garage Door understands that you like to tackle your own projects at home as much as possible, but we strongly encourage you to stay away from working on your garage door. The door is cumbersome and can be dangerous with so many components to deal with when working on it. Our professional technicians have the expertise and experience to safely repair your door or install a new one if that is the route that you decide to take. We are honored to work in our Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland communities since we first opened in 1998. Reach out to our team through our online contact form.

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