BDC Door offers garage door repair services for homeowners throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. When your garage door stops working, don’t spend your valuable time or risk your safety with DIY repair attempts – call our team of expert technicians for a fast and efficient repair!
What is a Garage Door Spring?
Garage doors are very heavy on their own, weighing several hundred pounds. A spring, usually located above the door opening, counter-balances the weight with force. This makes it easy to raise and lower garage doors by hand or with a small motor. Basically, your garage door spring is doing the heavy lifting for you!
Why Isn’t My Garage Door Opening?
The number one question we get is: Why can’t I get my garage door to open? If you have disconnected your garage door opener and cannot get the door to open manually, or it feels exceptionally heavy or will only budge a few inches, the problem is a broken spring.
When is it Time to Replace the Spring?
Garage door springs have a finite life, so broken spring replacement is a routine part of garage door maintenance. There are a few signs that the spring is ready for replacement:
- It is visibly broken into two pieces
- It shows signs of visible rust or damage.
- It makes a squeaking or screeching noise.
- The door feels very heavy or unwieldy.
One good way to test the life of your spring is to manually pull the door down until there about two feet between the bottom of the door and the ground. A good spring will hold the door in place. A worn spring will allow gravity to pull the door closed.
Why You Should Leave Garage Door Repair to Professionals
When possible, it’s a good idea to replace the spring before it wears out completely, saving you the trouble of it breaking and disabling your door. However, it’s best to leave this job up to professionals like the team at BDC Door.
Garage door springs are under a lot of pressure, and you can risk injury or further damage to the door if you don’t have the tools and experience to do the job right. Instead, rely on the experience and skill of our technicians to handle your repairs quickly! Call us today for more information.