Your garage door deserves the best!
Have You Ever Thought About Your Garage Door Springs?

Need Help With Your Garage Door? Is your opener malfunctioning again?

No worries! Our professionals are at your service! Schedule now!

Have You Ever Thought About Your Garage Door Springs?

Have You Ever Thought About Your Door Springs? | Garage Door Repair Fairfield, CT

If you own a garage, you probably push a button daily to open and close it. This becomes second nature, but have you ever thought about the mechanisms involved in its efficient functioning? Probably not, though they play in integral role in your everyday life. Springs pack an incredible quantity of force, necessary to maneuver a door sometimes in excess of 400lbs.

If something goes wrong with one of your springs, it goes wrong in a big way. If they’re not kept up to date, there can be dangerous consequences, so it’s best to perform regular checks to see if they’re functioning correctly. If you feel out of your depth checking these, professional help is always on hand to help you evaluate the working condition of your springs. There are certain things you can do to keep your springs in good shape, while creating awareness surrounding the potential for replacement. These are outlined below:

What Type of Springs Do I Have?

The two main types of springs are torsion and extension. Your torsion springs are located at the top of your door, whereas extension springs are on the side. The latter functions by extending and contracting when you open your door, and commonly last for up to 10,000 lifts. You should think about how often your garage door is used, and use this to assess when springs need replacing. Torsion springs coil and tighten when you open and close your door, and last considerably longer than extension springs. They are more expensive, but last up to 20,000 lifts.

Does My Garage Door Have Safety Cables?

It probably does, since this is a safety requirement with most modern doors. Your cables are under a great deal of stress and duress, so should be inspected regularly. If they stop functioning correctly, this can cause significant damage to your car, or in the worst case scenario, a person. Safety cables control the door when the springs fall, and can be found attached to the wall, ceiling, or other support.


Have any questions? We can help! Please leave your contact information below and we will get in touch as soon as possible.


Our professional team is where you should look for the finest quality repairs at budget prices. We offer dependable, same-day service and guaranteed customer satisfaction!

Let us know what you are interested in!

* $29 service call - deducted from the service

Select Date and time
Apr 21, 2024
8:00AM - 10:00AM
10:00AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 14:00PM
14:00PM - 16:00PM
16:00PM - 18:00PM

Please fill in your details below:

Required field

The appointment was scheduled successfully!

Thank you for choosing Garage Door Repair Fairfield! One of our experts will be in touch soon. Feel free to browse our website for FAQ, tips and more useful information in the meantime!