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Garage Door Spring Replacement in San Diego

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Have you ever had to set a mousetrap? The specific type of spring within the trap that allows it to work is known as a “torsion spring,” which is also commonly found in many other types of household mechanisms, even in your average clothespin. The way that torsion spring works is that the spring is tightly coiled to withstand enormous weights, including the weight of your garage door. However, because these springs must bear so much tension, they can be liable to break with a shattering, explosive snap. This is why garage doors that are even just slightly on the brink of malfunctioning are extremely volatile. They are so dangerous that anyone who is not carefully trained to repair them, or does not possess the appropriate equipment, is liable to suffer severe consequences. 

The moment that you are suspicious your garage door is at risk of malfunctioning, you need to call the ADS Automatic Door Specialists immediately. Our experience at safely repairing and replacing doors makes us the San Diego area's top choice for high-quality garage door spring replacement services.

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How to Replace a Garage Door Spring

Replacing garage door springs can be a tricky task, so it is best to enlist the help of a professional for a safe and successful replacement. Before starting the process, it is crucial to make sure that power to the garage door opener is turned off. Once all safety steps are taken and the correct parts have been obtained, the garage door spring can be replaced. However, depending on which type of spring needs to be replaced, whether that be the torsion or extension spring, different techniques may need to be applied. That’s why it’s so important to contact our trained San Diego garage door replacement specialists to handle the job.

How Do I Know When to Replace My Garage Door Springs?

  • If your garage door is making strange creaking or popping noises
  • If your garage door won’t fully open
  • If your garage door closes too quickly
  • If your garage door springs are showing signs of damage or wear and tear
  • If your garage door feels heavier than normal
  • If your garage door is crooked 
  • If your garage door springs have a gap between them
  • If your garage door is starting to bend or sag
  • If your garage door cables have loosened 

Can I Replace Just One Garage Door Spring?

You can absolutely replace just one garage door spring at a time. However, we recommend replacing both at the same time given the likelihood that it will break in the near future, requiring another service call that could end up costing you more in the long run. Garage doors that use torsion springs don't need to have a matching set to work, but it's important to keep in mind that every spring has a limited lifespan. If you aren't sure when your springs were replaced last, it's best to have the technician inspect the working one for signs of wear and tear. If it looks like the remaining spring is in perfect working order, you should be safe replacing just the broken one and saving yourself a bit of money.

Garage door torsion spring replacement is a job that should always be left to the pros. Call ADS today at (858) 266-9563 for San Diego garage door spring replacement service.

    He was very impressive to watch as he single-handedly removed our very heavy old wooden door... Observing his technique of hanging the new replacement door was another impressive event. He is a great asset to the company..We love the look of the new door.
    - Thomas R.
    Their technician was on time and fixed our door without any problems. He was very polite and helpful with our questions/concerns. Thanks ADS
    - Ricardo F.
    We are so pleased with the product and especially with the service. We will recommend this company to any of our friends who need this service.
    - Debbi P.

How do I Know What Size Springs My Garage Door Needs?

When it comes to San Diego garage door spring replacement, it's important to make sure that you have the right size springs for your system. If you don't, the entire operation could be affected and the door may not open or close correctly. To determine what size springs your garage door needs, there are a few steps you can take.

What Size Garage Door Spring Do I Need?

  • Measure your existing springs: This is the most accurate way to determine what size springs you need for your San Diego garage door replacement project. Both torsion and extension springs will have a length and diameter, so make sure to measure each one carefully using a tape measure or ruler.
  • Check the manual: Most garage door systems come with a manual that should include the specifications for the springs. If you can't find your original manual, you may be able to find an electronic version online.
  • Contact a professional: San Diego garage door spring replacement experts have access to specialized tools and equipment that can help them determine the right size springs for your system quickly and accurately. If you're ever unsure of what size springs to use, it's best to contact a professional for help.

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?

Even the highest quality garage doors will fail over time, simply because the most vital parts of the door are also bearing the most significant amounts of pressure. If you are trying to determine just how long they will last, you will need to bear in mind that this is all based on the amount of usage they undergo. Most standard industry-manufactured springs have 10,000 cycles – one cycle per time you open and close the door – while cycles that are produced at a higher level can have a few thousand more cycles.

Remember that your goal is not to see how far to the brink you can go before your spring breaks, but be proactive in stopping the failure before it occurs. One of the most telling signs of malfunctioning is noticing gaps between coils, meaning that the metal has become too stretched. In this event, immediately step away from the garage door and contact us.

The Benefits of Regular Garage Door Inspections

One of the most important ways to be proactive about any problems your garage door could experience is by scheduling frequent, regular inspections. This will allow our San Diego garage door spring repair pros to look for gradual wear-and-tear, fatigue in parts of the metal coil, or the eventual strain of the spring. If the spring is beyond repair, we recommend replacement immediately. However, for lesser issues, we can support you with repairing parts or adjusting minor problems, without pressuring you into services you don’t need.

Did you know that your torsion springs need to be rebalanced every few years? If they are not rebalanced, the springs cannot fully hold the weight of your garage door, which is a disaster waiting to strike. In addition to completely reinstalling new doors, we can also recalibrate if the quality of your current door is still powerful and secure.

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You can trust our professional ADS Automatic Door Specialists when it comes to rigorously examining and inspecting your current garage door or safely replacing damaged springs. No matter what your emergency is, our service technicians are quick to respond with prompt, reliable garage door spring replacement in San Diego.

Don't attempt to replace your garage door torsion spring yourself. Contact ADS now or call (858) 266-9563 to schedule your appointment for garage door spring repair in San Diego or beyond.

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