broken springWith the temperatures about to go below zero for the first time here in Minnesota we all know that everything seems to stop functioning properly. Our cars may not start, the roads are slippery, and of course the Garage Door may stop working. One of the most common repairs for your Garage Door is a broken spring replacement especially in these cold temperatures. The Torsion Springs on your Garage Door are made of steel and as the door opens and closes the steel is rubbing against steel; over time the friction may break the spring but the brutal cold temperatures can speed up this process. In Hugo, MN we had a customer that was just getting home from work when she noticed that her Garage Door would not open, when she went inside to take a look she noticed that she had a Broken Spring. Being that she needed to get her car inside for the night we were able to come out same day and make the repair even though the call came in after 4 PM.

Maintaining your Torsion Springs

There are many different things our customers can do to maintain their springs so that they last as long as possible. A Broken Spring is almost an inevitability when owning a Garage Door, with such a large amount of weight being supported it is usually just a matter of time. However there are different sizes and types of springs, along with proper maintenance that can help extend the life of your Torsion Springs. Here are some examples:

  • Different Cycle Springs
  • Example: 15,000 cycle 30,000 cycle and 45,000 cycle
  • Proper Lubrication of Springs
  • Precision Bearing Rollers to reduce resistance on springs
  • Proper Sized Springs
  • Standard Torsion System compared to store bought

These are just a few examples of things to think about with your Broken Spring Replacement. This can be a dangerous repair and it is important to have a trained professional take care of the problem to avoid injury.

Customers Come First

At Rise & Shine Garage Doors we always want to make sure the right repair is done the first time. We will always guarantee same day service and warranty all of the work that we do to ensure the quality of our craftsmanship. All of our employees are trained and certified to handle all of your Garage Door Repair needs, call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact page to reach a live person immediately and experience the difference in service we offer.