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Broken Garage Door Spring

We all know that things don’t always go as planned—but no homeowner wants to deal with their car being trapped in the garage due to a broken spring break. When a spring breaks, the best choice is to call Southwest Garage Doors immediately. As the leading garage door repair and replacement company in the valley, we will ensure quality repairs so your life can get back to normal.

What is a garage door spring?

As the most important part of your garage door, springs commonly break or become out-of-balance due to overall use. Similar to a car, garage doors experience wear-and-tear and need to be re-tightened and maintained every 2-3 years by a trained professional.

The spring acts as a counterbalance for the entire garage door, so when broken it can easily fall and cause serious harm. If you know your spring is broken, the door needs to remain shut and not used until a professional replaces the component. 

While not immediately dangerous, springs that are out of balance can cause premature wear to your garage opener and other key features. Leading to more maintenance down the road.

The first step in repairing your garage door springs is knowing the type of spring system you have. The three spring types are torsion springs, extension springs, and Wayne Dalton Torque Master.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are a counterbalance system that consists of one or two tightly wound springs on a steel shaft with a cable drum at each end. Located above the opening of your door, these springs are commonly made of galvanized or oil-tempered steel. 

Southwest Garage fixes springs with oil-tempered material due to their overall longevity between services. We formulate all of our springs with Holmes springs to be at least 20,000-25,000 cycles to ensure your door springs are long-lasting and durable.

Extension Springs

While we do not replace extension springs due to the risk of injury, they are located alongside the door opening and are based on resistance. As more force is used to pull out, the spring expands.

Wayne Dalton Torque Master

Torque Master Systems are a re-design of the standard torsion style spring assembly and housed in a metal tub. Although we do not repair these systems, we will convert it to the proven torsion system instead. When springs break within the Wayne Dalton, it’s unnoticeable until damage occurs.

To save you from future inconvenience, we recommend replacing both springs at the same time regardless if only one broken. This will help keep your garage door safe and long-lasting. 

Please contact Southwest Garage Doors when your springs break or need routine maintenance. We guarantee quality service and an honest quote with each assessment!

Garage Door Broken Spring Services

Broken Springs

  • When a spring breaks, the best choice is to call a professional right away
  • The door should be left closed, to keep you out of harms way
  • The spring is a counterbalance for the garage door, so if it was to fall on top of you or a friend it can cause serious harm or possible death
  • This is a normal occurrence, springs break because of use
  • Garage door springs are a wear and tear item, just like tires for your car
  • They are the single most important part on a garage door

24/7 Emergency Service

  • No Extra charge for nights & weekends
  • Fast, Friendly, & Professional Service
  • 20,000+ High cycle Springs at no extra charge
  • Free complete door safety check up & lubrication
  • 0 Hidden fee’s…………

Out of Balance Springs

  • Springs need to be re-tightened and maintained every 2-3 years
  • Always call a trained professional to tighten springs, a mistake can cause serious injury or death
  • Springs that are out of balance can lead to pre mature wear to your opener and the key components
  • Always make sure a trained professional puts up the correct spring lift ratio a 10-15 pound variance can cause serious long term problems

Types of Springs

Torsion Springs

  • A torsion door spring counterbalance system consists of one or two tightly wound springs on a steel shaft with a cable drum at each end
  • There are 2 different common materials torsion springs are made of galvanized still or oil tempered
  • We choose to use oil tempered based off the longevity they offer between services
  • Galvanized springs are great for homes were rust is an issue but, galvanized steel is a softer material leading to more frequent visits to re-tighten them
  • We formulate all of our spring with Holmes springs to be at least 20,000-25,000 cycles to make sure you get as much life as possible out of your hard earned money
  • No, we do not offer low cycles springs as a choice because the price difference vs the quality aspect is to important to us

Extension Springs

  • We DO NOT replace extension springs
  • Always specify you have a extension spring because many companies do not replace them for the risk of injury
  • Extension springs are based on resistance
  • They are tightly coiled springs that increase resistance as more force is used to pull it out, thereby extending the spring
  • The object moves, extending the spring, and the resistance of the extension spring takes effect, pulling it back
  • This is exactly how garage door extension springs function

Wayne Dalton Torque Master

  • Torque Master System are a re-design of the standard torsion style spring assembly. The Springs are housed in a metal tub and can not be scene. We DO NOT repair these systems.
  • We will always convert your torque master system to the proven torsion style system.
  • With a smaller diameter spring they can achieve higher cycles sometimes. Also, all the parts are plastic and smaller than their metal larger counter parts
  • When springs break with this system you'll never know till some damage has happened
  • As the photo on the right shows, the center style will be ripped off the door
  • 95% the time this is repairable with a new reinforcement brace and the proper Wayne Dalton opener bracket

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“We choose to use a local company called Holmes Springs located in Mesa, Arizona. They  manufacture all of our  garage door springs. Supporting local small business’s is very important to us.” 

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