A broken garage door spring can put a serious dent in your productivity and happiness at home. And since spring repair is not a task to try yourself, you need experts on the case ASAP for garage door spring repair in Phoenix, AZ. You need a team you can trust: Iconic Garage Door Services! Learn more about our business below.
Replacing Garage Door Tension Springs in Phoenix, AZ, and Beyond!
We specialize in garage door spring repair in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding Greater Phoenix area. You can find us repairing and replacing garage door springs in and around these AZ locations:
- Queen Creek
- Fountain Hills
- Sun Lakes
- Arizona City
What to look for when hiring a professional to replace your broken springWhen you hire a professional to replace your garage door spring you are hiring them to balance your door. The spring is the muscle that allows you to open the door by hand or use an opener to open the door. No matter what your door weighs it can be counterbalanced with the correct spring. If your door weighs 200lbs you would want springs that lift 200lbs. If your door weighs 230lbs you would want springs that lift 230lbs. If your door is a heavier door and weighs 650lbs you would want springs that lift 650lbs. Again, the spring is the counterbalance to the weight of the door. Without the spring you or your opener wouldn’t be able to open the door without lifting an unsafe amount of weight.
How do you know if your garage door springs were installed correctly?If you hired us to put a round pool in your backyard and when we finished you ended up with a square pool, obviously you hired the wrong company and mistakes were made. But how do you tell if the company who replaced your spring did a great job? The answer is that the door should be balanced when they are done. Our technicians are highly trained to make sure your door and opener last a long time. You will see our technicians do a balance check with you at the end of any spring repair. The door should be nice and light when you let go and it should not fall. Remember you are hiring someone to balance your door. Yes you are hiring them to replace the spring. But more importantly you are hiring them to balance the door.
Service for Broken Garage Door Tension Springs in Phoenix, AZ
Garage door tension springs help balance the weight of your door against the effects of gravity.
Repairing or replacing garage tension springs that have become worn out is essential if you want your door to continue operating normally. We carry a full truck of different size springs and only stock 1-¾ high cycle oil-tempered springs made right here in the U.S. In addition, we have personally inspected our manufacturer’s plant and always hold them to a high standard, so you never have to worry about getting a low-quality product. Our trusty team can perform most spring repairs the same day!
Service for Broken Garage Door Torsion Springs in Phoenix, AZ
Garage door torsion springs are technically another type of tension spring. You can find these springs above the garage door attached to a shaft. At each end of this shaft is a winding cone that the spring attaches to. The other end of the spring is a stationary cone to help stabilize the mechanism. The types of torsion springs are:
- Standard: A standard torsion spring often comes at a fixed diameter. The measurements are 1.75 x 2.25 inches in diameter.
- Early Set: An early set spring attaches at the center of the torsion shaft. Most residential garage doors have early set springs.
- Steel Rolling Door: These types of springs are common in commercial locations. You’ll find a torsion barrel supporting a larger one. The barrel has multiple springs.
Broken garage door torsion springs need to be replaced promptly by experts because spring replacement for a garage door is a complex process. Without the proper knowledge and tools, you could end up seriously hurting yourself. Always call experts for garage door spring repair in Phoenix, AZ, rather than attempting DIY repair.
GARAGE DOOR SPRING RECOMMENDATIONS
When choosing your garage door springs, you have a choice of a galvanized spring for torsion or two oil-tempered springs. We recommend using two springs as they are safer and more reliable.
GARAGE DOOR SPRING LENGTH = LONGEVITYIf you take something that’s 22″ long and twist it seven times it’s not going to last as long as a 31″ spring turned seven times. By using 1- ¾ garage door springs we are able to offer a 31″ spring instead of a 22″ spring while still maintaining the same amount of lift with a thicker coil size. So for the same price as our competitors, you’re getting a better spring with a better warranty.
GOING THE EXTRA MILEWith balance in mind, sometimes it is necessary to do additional modifications to a door to correctly balance a door. In some rare cases you will find doors that aren’t balanced to begin with. There are manufacturers that make doors with very heavy top sections. As your door rises it is getting lighter and the weight of the door is shifting from the spring to the overhead track. If your door is 200lbs, when it gets halfway up it would only have 100lbs of weight on the spring and the other 100lbs on the track. as the door is moving up and the spring is unwinding. When the door gets halfway up the spring has unwound and is only lifting 100lbs in the case of a 200lb door.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A DOOR ISN’T BALANCED THOUGH?Let’s say again that the door weighs around 200lbs but instead of all 4 panels weighing 50lbs for a combined weight of 200lbs, the top panel has a heavy window and weighs 80lbs and the rest of the panels weigh 50lbs for a total balance weight of 230lbs. If you just put springs that lift 230lbs when the top section shifts from the spring to the track your door is going to be unbalanced even though the springs match the weight of the door. This is where extensive training and experience comes in. Our techs are trained to balance the door first using struts, specialty drums, or in extreme cases a clutch spring. Clutch springs can be designed to lift 30lbs for 21” then stop lifting. Or if the top section is 70lbs heavier than the rest and the panel is 30” tall, we can design it to lift 70lbs for 30” then stop lifting and let the main springs take care of the rest. You don’t need to understand all this but rest assured our technicians do.
Service for Broken Garage Door Extension Springs in Phoenix, AZ
Garage door extension springs hold the weight of the door, which is often 200+ lbs, and enable the opener system to operate correctly. Noticing this type of broken garage door spring is easy since your door won’t be able to open very far — or at all — without functional extension springs.
The extension spring expands and contracts at the garage door tracks. They run along the ceiling on each side of the door. Most of the time, these springs have safety cables to help ensure the door moves steadily. There are three types of extension springs:
- Open-looped: These springs have a looped wire at the end, making them easy to replace.
- Double-looped: These springs have two coils and are much stronger than the open-looped kind.
- Clipped end: These springs have clips at the end to reduce stress. Because of this, they are particularly durable.
Signs You Need a Garage Door Spring Replacement
Should you be thinking about replacing garage door springs on your property? Here are a few signs that garage door spring repair in Phoenix, AZ, might not be enough, and you need full-on garage door spring replacement:
- Your garage door feels “heavy.”
- Your garage door appears unbalanced.
- Your cables are loose when your door is in the fully open position.
- Your springs are visibly rusted, damaged, or missing.
- Your springs are old or worn out. (Every spring has a cycle life. Most companies and manufacturers use 10k cycle springs. We use 40k cycle springs and warranty them for 5 years, 10 years, or a lifetime)
When replacing garage tension springs or extension springs, we will need to replace both springs so that the new spring doesn’t overwork to accommodate the older one. This way, you won’t have to worry about any replacements for the foreseeable future.
Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Door Springs
Your garage door spring should be repaired as soon as the spring encounters any problem.
In some cases it can, but most of the time, replacement is the better option.
The cost will depend on the type of spring and brand, as well as the condition and state of the garage door and springs.
A spring has a cycle life and every time your door goes up and down you are bending metal. While the springs are designed for this they still have a tolerance. Most companies and manufacturers use a 10k cycle spring. We use a 40k cycle spring and warranty it for 10 years or lifetime.
It’s ideal to have service at least once a year to help maintain the garage door’s structural integrity and to prevent future issues from occurring.
Inspections should happen annually.
You’ll notice that it becomes more difficult for the garage door to move up and down, which is hazardous to you and your family. It may stop working altogether. The door will be unbalanced. You may also see your cables having slack in them when the door is in the full open position.
Yes, but without the knowledge and tools, you could end up hurting yourself or installing them incorrectly, which is a hazard to you and your family.
Yes, it is ideal to have both springs replaced at the same time to ensure longevity and balanced weight.
No, the garage door will not open with a broken spring.
Schedule Garage Door Spring Repair in Phoenix, AZ, Today!
Don’t let broken springs ruin your day. Residents of Phoenix, Queen Creek, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Scottsdale, Sun Lakes, Maricopa, Anthem, Arizona City, and Buckeye, AZ, can always rely on Iconic Garage Door Services. If you have broken garage door springs and need emergency garage door service, we’re here 24/7/365. Call us today or schedule service online!