Why Do We Need A Garage door broken spring replacement
Most of the garage doors in our days have the torsion springs system. When we click on the remote, the torsion springs use tension to help the garage opener lift the heavy door. As you may imagine, steel fatigue causes the spring to break after a life cycle of usage. The failure bring you, the customer, to call for a garage door broken spring replacement.
Garage door broken spring replacement is one of our daily basis garage door repair. Our technicians are dealing with this kind of repair every day few times a day.
When you find the torsion springs without any tension, the garage door will be too heavy. Without the tension, the garage opener will not have sufficient power to lift the heavy garage door. Both the garage door cables and the garage opener will not be able to pull up the garage door as it weight over couple of hundreds of LBS.
Now Let me explain…
When we click on the garage opener to open the garage door, it generates a horizontal power. However, when the garage door is lifted, it uses a vertical strength by the torsion springs. More so, for that reason, when your torsion springs are broken, you must call for a garage door broken spring replacement. Otherwise the garage opener will not be able to lift your garage door. In addition, manually it would be too heavy for you.
Tips for garage door broken spring replacement
When Garage door broken spring replacement is needed it means that one or both of your garage door springs are broken. To demonstrate, when you lift your kid with one hand or two hands, what is easier for you?
Our weather in Denver area changes on daily basis, it is recommended to check our garage door springs often. Of course if garage door broken spring replacement is needed do no wait with it.
Q: if I adjust my garage door opener force control to the maximum , will it help ?
A: it will help only in a few circumstances:
1. In case your garage door torsion springs are still functioning
2. in case your garage door torsion springs are still able to lift the door
Can the garage door operate without springs?
With no springs help, there in no way to lift the garage door, the garage door will be very heavy and the chance to lift it is very small.
Most of us have the 2 car garage door , 16 feet door usually weighs like a big grown person. Nonetheless, your garage door could weigh much more if it is made of wood or metal and extra accessories.
We advise our customers to have a sound torsion spring system. When you get the right size torsion springs, your garage opener will last longer as well.
As you may imagine, your garage door weighs different from other garage door. Therefore, you will find a specific torsion spring to fit to your needs.
Usually we would find the garage door to have two torsion springs. moreover, when we take a closer look we see that the springs attach in the middle of the torsion bar. Connecting to the bar and a bracket attaching them to the wall. That allows us to generate a massive tension that allows the opener to pull the garage door towards it horizontally and the spring system help it vertically.
How Do The Torsion Springs Help Us Open The Door?
The tension springs mount to the wall with a bearing bracket which give us the momentum from the wall (static) and the springs from the other side attached to the torsion tube.
What is the tube that the springs attached to it ?
The torsion tube attached the a right and left cable drums (pulley), which allows the cable to spin on them and by that to have the cables rapped in a good order and by that allows to lift door.
When we lift the garage door we have momentum from the wall to the torsion springs. The torsion springs attached to the torsion bar that attached to the cable drums (pulley’s). In addition, the cable on the drum spin with drums and the torsion tube and lift the bottom of the cables. Now, if you look at the bottom of the garage door, you will find the cables connected to the brackets.
Now you know how the garage door broken spring replacement works.
When you will search your torsion springs on the shaft, you will find one or two attached. We advise you to take a closer look at your garage door and know it in details.