Three Beaches Garage Doors Redondo Beach California
310-461-8750
Three Beaches Garage Doors, Redondo Beach CA
Broken Spring Repair

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair

Although most of us use the garage door on a daily basis, not all of us are aware to the fact that the force which make it easy to lift the garage door, and the force the slow the door when it is closing, and basically protect the door from crashing to the floor, even when it is a garage that operate manually with no electric garage door, is not the opener but the spring system.
And since the springs are extending on every use of the door, a broken spring is one of the common garage door problems our technicians facing every day. Since a broken spring prevent a garage door from operating, and basically make it impossible to use in some cases, and make the opening and closing the garage dangerous, we offer same day garage spring repair in Redondo Beach, and we offer same day spring replacement for all types of overhead doors. We work all over the Bay area, and to us it doesn’t really matter if it is a torsion spring repair in Redondo Beach, extension garage spring repair in Hermosa, or garage door spring adjustment in Manhattan beach California, since we can fix all of them.

The garage door spring system

The 2 most popular garage door spring systems in Redondo Beach are torsion spring system and extension spring system. Below you can find some info about the different spring systems, which will help you to better understanding the mechanism of your garage door, and the way it operate. Keep in mind that the spring system is what make it easy to open and close manually even a heavy duty commercial garage door, since the door is only connected to the tracks with rollers, and without the spring which balance and hold it, the garage would go down on a tremendous speed and break, or it will simply be impossible to open it.

Torsion spring system Redondo Beach CA

Many of the services we get in Redondo Beach and include spring replacement are for torsion springs. If you want to locate the torsion spring on your garage, look above the door itself and close to the center, if your garage is working with the assistance of torsion spring system, you should see one or 2 springs (Sometime more than that) wrapped around the shaft. Those springs are what make your garage go up so smoothly and protect and balance it on its way down.
If one of the spring snapped, there is not a lot you can do, beside contact a garage door technician in Redondo Beach who specialize in torsion spring replacement.

Torsion spring system

 

Why did the spring snap?

It doesn’t matter if it is a garage door in Redondo Beach, a commercial overhead door in Hermosa, or a garage door in Greenwich, even the best garage door, and even if it was made from the best materials will eventually need some service. And the most important service, which often delay the need for repairs is the maintenance process. Of course that there are more variables which affect how long the spring will last, and as you know the proximity of Redondo Beach to the ocean is also a parameter which affect the life cycle of the springs, and lack of maintenance and lubrication can speed up the wear and tear of the garage parts and of course the spring system.
There are many reasons which affect the condition of the springs and the parts, we listed some bellow:

  • Using a spring which isn’t the right spring for your garage.
  • Over or excessive use of the garage.
  • No maintenance.
  • The weather conditions in Redondo Beach.
  • The spring is old, and have never been replaced.
  • Use low quality springs.
  • Spring installation service in Redondo Beach

    Since the springs is an important part of your garage door, whenever one of the springs, or the cables snap, there is no other option except replacing them with new spring system. It depend on the condition of the garage and the springs, but in most cases we recommend to replace both springs, to avoid a situation where the other spring also break in case only one of the springs was replaced.
    We repair, replace and install springs for garage doors from all brands in Redondo Beach California, and the best part is that we do it the same day. No need for long waiting, and to try and repair the spring by DIY. You just need to call Three Beaches Garage s Doors, or another garage door supplier in Redondo Beach who offer same day garage repair services.
    After years of servicing overhead garage doors and fixing steel gates in Redondo Beach, we know which garages and what type and size of springs are the most common ones in Redondo Beach, and we try to keep our tracks loaded with those type of springs. Since quick and efficient service is one of our main goals, and to achieve it, we need to be able to provide you with a solution on the spot. Even if it mean just to help you open the garage and get your car out, and then close it back until we will return with the missing spring and complete the replacement.

    Do it yourself torsion spring installation

    Before we start, we like to make it clear that we recommend you to use the services of a professional garage contractor from Redondo Beach. Torsion spring replacement is not an easy project, and involve knowledge and risks, and can even be deadly for people how aren’t experienced enough.
    When you garage door spring snap, you have 2 choices: The first is to contact a local garage door company in Redondo Beach, and the second is to try and replace the spring by doing it yourself. A DIY torsion spring replacement is not an easy process, and it require a certain level of knowledge, the right tools, and of course the right spring for your garage.
    We would like to go over some tips of torsion spring replacement, which work for all types of garage doors, whether it is a garage door in Redondo Beach, an overhead door in Hermosa Beach, or even a garage door in Stamford. The important thing is to avoid taking unnecessary risks, and to remember that no garage door repair worth your health, and that you will put yourself at risk.

    Locating the right spring

    There are many kinds of torsion springs, different in size, and which were created for specific doors. Some of them need to be custom made to fit certain garages, and some of them are from the popular size that every garage door technician in Redondo Beach should carry in his track.
    The important thing is to locate the right spring that will fit your garage. Do not assume that a spring which to you may look like the spring you used to have, or that is just a little different will work. The spring need to be both adjusted, and to fit your garage in order for the garage to work in a perfect way like every garage should.
    So make sure that you have the right spring, and if you are not sure, you can contact a garage door supplier in your area to give you some advice on how to find the right spring for your garage.

    Spring repair service

    The tools for the spring replacement

    Make sure that you have the right tools for the project. Some tools were created and designed for torsion spring replacement, and they are the only safe toll to use when dealing with torsion spring. The tool is of course torsion sticks, which used to add or lower tension from spring system.
    If you own a commercial garage, we will recommend to you to avoid trying to do it by yourself, no matter how simple it may seem to you.

    The replacement of the spring

    The idea of replacing torsion spring is the same in general, whether it is a garage door in Redondo Beach, a garage door repair in Woodland Hills, or somewhere else. The important thing is to know that every garage is different, and it may require some extra knowledge, which go over the Video or the tutorial you watched online.
    So here we present you with 2 Videos which explain how to replace a garage torsion spring. Again, the tutorial is for the particular garage that you see in the Video. Your garage may require different method, part and tools than the one in the Videos.


  • Garage torsion spring replacement.
  • Garage torsion spring installation.
  • Garage door repair Redondo Beach.

  • Be careful!!
    If you are planning to perform the spring replacement by yourself, and not to contact a technician in Redondo Beach, please know that things in real life are different from what you see in the Video. It is enough that your door is equipped with one or the springs, or that your garage is a low headroom garage, to change the way the spring replacement should be performed, and the method of repair. No matter what you do, avoid taking unnecessary risks, guesses, and assuming the garage will work by itself.

    Three Beaches Garage Door Spring Service in Redondo Beach

    Our main goal is to provide you a quick and efficient garage door service, whether you are located in Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach or Manhattan Beach California. To provide you with that kind of service, we need to carry with us as many springs as possible, to increase the chances of repairing your garage on the spot. At the same time, nobody can carry spring for 100% of the garages in Redondo Beach, but what we can do is to do our best.


    For same day garage spring repair
    Call Three Beaches Garage Doors
    Tel: 310-461-8750

     

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