When it comes to repairing or installing garage doors, our team is the best service provider around. We've been operating in this field for over two decades now, and there's no task too complex for our highly skilled technicians. If you have some questions, we'll gladly answer them. Check out the following FAQs below, or simply give us a call.
How can I know which garage door I should buy?
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a new garage door system. The type of action it will use, the material it will be made of, the maintenance requirements and the noise level its opener will make are some of the main ones. Consult with our experts to make an informed decision.
When is torsion spring required?
The weight of your door will determine which type of garage door springs you'll need. A torsion spring is usually preferred for heavy doors because they are more durable. In extreme cases, both torsion and extension springs will be required. Remember that spring adjustment or replacement should only be performed by expert technicians, due to the inherent dangers involved.
Are springs really that dangerous?
Yes. Your springs are in charge of supporting the weight of the door panels. That means they are under a lot of tension on a day to day basis, and will eventually snap if they aren't replaced in due time. When they do break, they can whip around and seriously injure anyone in their path. Also, the door could end up collapsing.
What is the life expectancy of the average garage door spring?
Most manufacturers suggest keeping these components for no more than six or seven years. This estimation is made via the life-cycle method. One full lifecycle consists of a single opening and closing action of your door. Extension springs are estimated to last for about 5000 lifecycles, while torsion ones, on average, last for about 10,000 cycles. Therefore, the more you use your door, the shorter your springs will last. With regular lubrication maintenance, though, the lifespan of your springs can be substantially extended.