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Why Do My Springs Need Replacement Again?

September 19, 2015 by  
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With all the ups and downs a garage door goes through every day and since most people  use their garage door as their main entrance to their home and may open their garage door 15 – 20 times a day, it’s no wonder your springs break. When it seems like you have to regularly replace them, you may want to consider high cycle springs.


What Does A Spring Do?

Garage door springs are an important component of your garage door. They lift the door every time it opens and closes. They are the reason you can open your garage door manually without the help of a motor. Although a garage door opener operates the door, most of the actual lifting comes from springs attached to the door. When the springs break or become weak, you‘ll hear a loud bang or a continuous ping while the door is in motion. 


One Spring … Two Springs … How Many Springs?

There are two kinds of springs:  torsion springs and extension springs. Torsion springs are attached above the closed garage door, while extension springs are located above the upper tracks on both sides. Each torsion spring handles a specific number of (open/close) cycles before breaking. If only one spring is broken, it is recommended that both springs be replaced at the same time since the second one usually fails not long thereafter. 



 I Can Do It Myself, Right?

Whenever a spring breaks, the door will not go up. Don’t try to lift the door or disconnect your opener as your garage door is heavy and you can damage the door, opener or hurt yourself. The springs are under a tremendous amount of tension and a simple slip could cause injury or even death. Call a garage door repair specialist to have them professionally and safely installed.


High Cycle Springs vs. Standard Cycle Springs

Since garage door springs are rated in cycles, their life expectancy is limited.  Spring replacement frequency will be determined by your garage door usage. The average factory garage door spring will open and close the door about 10,000 times and may last 5 or more years depending on how the door is used and maintained before the coils weaken, crack, rust or snap.  If it seems like you are replacing your standard cycle springs more often than you like, it may be time to consider high cycle springs.


High cycle springs have their advantages. 100,000 cycle springs with a lifetime warranty are designed to last ten times longer than standard springs.  This means longer service and better door operation.  Why not consider high cycle springs to minimize the risk of making urgent and frequent repairs?





The spring has the most tension when the garage door is “down” which is the most common position for the spring to break.  The spring could also fail while the door is “up”, bringing the door crashing down. That’s why you should never walk under a garage door in motion.


Call Aladdin Doors for High Cycle Spring Replacement Today








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