Broken Garage Door Spring

Garage door springs can break without notice

Single car, double or commercial, your garage door relies on its springs to reliably open and close every day. Broken or snapped springs require replacement by a professional as replacing springs can be dangerous, complicated and frustrating.

 

Signs of a Broken Spring:

  • hear a loud “bang” coming from the garage — this is the sound of the spring breaking

  • garage door drops quickly when closing — the spring no longer supports the door’s weight

  • struggling to open smoothly or opens crooked — usually means one of two springs are broken

  • garage door’s cables are loose or detached

Since broken springs cause your garage door to be unusable, you’ll want the repair done as soon as possible.

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Finding the Correct Spring for your Garage Door

Every garage door has a different size and weight, so balancing it properly requires the correct garage door spring and installation. It is important to have a service technician who is properly trained to install the correct spring and tension for your garage door.

Single garage doors use one spring but if you have a double garage door, you will have two springs as shown in the picture above. Generally, one spring will break at a time. However, because each spring is calculated to do the same amount of work, the second spring will need replacing at the same time in order to save money on a second service call soon after.

 

When you need to replace your garage door springs in Brampton, Burlington, Etobicoke, Toronto, Milton, Mississauga or Oakville, we are ready to provide expert-level service at a reasonable cost.