Residents of Mattituck open and close their garage doors, on average over 1500 times a year. That’s certainly a lot of use and a lot of wear and tear. Just like anything else, over time certain components of your garage door will need to be fixed and replaced. It’s important to have a malfunctioning or damaged door fixed promptly. Ignoring a problem can inevitably lead to further, costly repairs or even the total replacement of your door. One of the most common garage door issues are broken torsion springs. The following is a list of signs of a broken garage door spring.

Common Signs of a Broken Garage Door Spring

  1. Bang!- If you happen to be around when a torsion spring breaks in your garage, you will hear a sudden and loud bang. It’s comparable to a firecracker going off. While it may be startling and unsettling, don’t panic. It’s a quick and easy fix for the professionals.
  2. Sudden Stop- If you attempt to open your garage door and it stops around 6”, odds are you have a broken spring. The door stops because the garage door opener force or sensitivity is activated to stop pulling your door. It’s a safety feature built in to most garage door openers that prevents damage in the event that a spring breaks.
  3. Free Fall- When you press the button to close your garage door, and it slams shut, you guessed it! You have a broken spring. Believe it or not, garage door openers are not designed do the heavy lifting. It’s the springs that take on that task. That being said, a broken spring may cause you’re garage door to free fall when closing.
  4. Dead Weight- The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving part of your Mattituck home. Most automatic garage door openers are equipped with an automatic safety release rope. This in place to be able to manually open your door in the event of an emergency such as entrapment. If you pull the rope and cannot lift the door, its more than likely you have a broken counterbalance spring. Attempting to lift a garage door would be like lifting dead weight when a spring is broken. Fixing a your door’s spring is important to maintain safety.
  5. Crookedness- Most garage doors are equipped with two springs that are important in the function of your door. Each is mounted on the side of the garage door and work independently. If one should break, your door may open crooked or jam in the tracks.

The Importance of Maintenance and Repair

The above information makes it clear the importance of the role your springs play in the function of your Mattituck garage door. Annual tune-ups and proper maintenance will help in the preservation of your door. It’s quite important to fix broken springs immediately when they break. Ignoring the issue can not only result in further, more expensive damage and malfunctions, but can also become very dangerous for you and your family. If you are in need of a garage door repair, call the professionals at Above & Beyond Garage Doors. This fully licensed and insured, Long Island, New York based company has over 15 years of experience. Each technician is expertly trained in a wide variety of garage door brands, styles, and systems to ensure knowledgeable, quality service.

Mattituck Garage Door Repair Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors offers a 24 line in the event of emergencies and trucks arrive at your home, fully equipped for hassle free, same day repairs. Keep your garage door working like new for as long as possible. Don’t hesitate to bring in a helping hand. No job is too big or small for these pros. Whether you’re in need of a garage door installation, repair, replacement, or even routine maintenance and tune-ups, the team at Mattituck Garage Door Repair Company, Above & Beyond Garage Doors is happy to provide you with the service you deserve. Call to schedule an appointment at your convenience at 631-736-0369 and visit us at AboveBeyondGarageDoors.com for more information.

Call us today at 631-736-0369 for more information, set up an appointment, or get a free estimate.

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