Garage Door Spring Repair – Replacement Freeport

If your garage door spring is broken, it is important to address the issue promptly to ensure the safety and functionality of your garage door. While the specific maintenance required will depend on the type of garage door system you have (extension or torsion), here are some general steps you can take:

1. Disable the automatic opener: Disconnect the power to the garage door opener to prevent accidental activation while you’re working on the door.

2. Ensure safety: A broken spring can cause significant tension in the door, making it dangerous to handle. It is recommended to seek professional assistance to safely replace the broken spring.

3. Inspect cables and pulleys: While addressing the broken spring, it is also a good idea to inspect the cables and pulleys for any signs of damage or wear. If any issues are found, they should be addressed and repaired accordingly.

4. Lubricate moving parts: Regularly lubricating the moving parts of your garage door, such as hinges, rollers, and tracks, helps ensure smooth operation and prolongs their lifespan. Use a silicone-based lubricant specifically designed for garage doors.

5. Check and adjust door balance: A properly balanced garage door not only improves performance but also reduces strain on the opener and other components. If you notice any imbalance, consult a professional to make the necessary adjustments.

Remember, when it comes to broken garage door springs, it is best to leave the repairs and replacements to trained professionals to ensure your safety and the proper functioning of your garage door system.


Garage Door Extension Spring  Replacement Freeport NY

The extension springs are an older and cheaper model of a spring which is an often used system. They are located at both sides of the door and are mounted on the extension spring’s swing arms. It is also more inexpensive compared to the torsion spring.

The difference between an extension spring and torsion spring is that the operation of the extension spring is based on distance; the farther extended, the greater extent of force is applied on the spring. It can last from 5,000 to 10,000 lifts.

When your garage door is elevated too high. So that it supports your garage door opener, you do not have to buy an entirely new electric opener. However, you can save money by easily purchasing a garage door extension spring replacement and cable. The extension cables let you  raise the garage door to heights of 7 feet or 8 feet. Or you can buy full extension springs for garage doors that range in height from 78 in. to 84 in. The lightest of these springs supports balance weights of 50 lbs.

In addition, to springs, you can also purchase any supporting hardware that may be required to easily open and close the garage door. The hardware includes: cables, pulleys, wheels, and if you don’t know how heavy your garage door is, you may need a counter balance lever arm to weigh it.

Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement Freeport NY

Torsion or Torque springs are twisting steel which retains the force in the twist of the internal bar. If you think of the old-fashioned mouse trap you have the idea. The power is created by twisting the mouse trap under pressure. The torsion spring’s force is proportional to how the torque in the twist.   This is usually an enclosed unit and thus safer than the loose spring. Torsion springs are located at the upper section of the door and are usually mounted on the door header. This kind of spring will be the far stronger of the two and can lift a weight up to 500 lbs. It has a lifespan of approximately 20,000 lifts.

Any homeowners will at some point experience broken garage door torsion springs that must be replaced. The average torsion spring lasts for about 10,000 cycles of opening and closing the garage door. This is because of the amount of pressure that is put on these springs on a regular basis.

If you are in need of a garage door torsion spring replacement or garage door extension replacement, please contact us to make an appointment and get professional service and affordable price.