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Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement

Garage Door Spring Broken? Call Robert’s Garage Door Professionals for Expert Replacement Services

One of the most important but often overlooked items in your entire household is your garage door spring. Your garage door is heavy, possibly weighing as much as 300 pounds or so, and without that spring counterbalancing this weight, your garage door won’t open. If you attempt to lift the door with your garage door opener, it either won’t move at all or only partially open.

There are two types of garage door springs, extension springs and torsion springs. The chances are you probably have a torsion spring mounted above your garage door that winds and unwinds each time you open and close your door. That repeated movement places a tremendous amount of tension and wear and tear on the spring, and like any other piece of equipment, eventually it’s going to wear out and break.

Replacement – Not a Job for Amateurs

Garage Door Broken Spring ReplacementIf you happen to be a DIY person, you might think you can replace the spring yourself. At first glance, it might look like a simple enough job, but we strongly advise against that. The spring is under great tension and without adequate training and experience, you can easily be injured trying to replace your door spring.

In addition to the potential danger involved in spring replacement, there are other important considerations, including

  • The weight of the door: The heavier your garage door, the greater the tension and strain on the spring and the larger the spring size needs to be. And that brings us to the second important issue.
  • The size of the spring: Garage door springs are not “one size fits all.” Standard torsion springs come in various sizes for different doors, and it’s essential to know exactly which spring is most appropriate for the weight of your door. If the wrong size spring is used, your garage door opener will have to work harder than it was built to do and wear out faster!

Given all these factors – the potential danger, garage door weight, and knowing the right size spring to use – when a spring breaks, it’s far better to leave garage door spring replacement to the experienced garage door technicians at Robert’s Garage Door Professionals.

Garage door repairs and broken spring replacement are some of our many specialties, so when you have a door with a broken spring, for same-day, low-cost replacement call Robert at (773) 358-1110.


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2961 N Halsted St Chicago, IL 60657

3433 Knox Ave Chicago, IL 60641

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