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These Signs Mean Your Garage Spring Badly Needs Repair

by | Jun 29, 2022 | Garage Door Repair Fort Lauderdale

If your garage door has trouble opening, check the springs to see if one needs to be replaced. These are some signs you need garage spring repair:


If you have a broken spring, your garage door opener will have a hard time opening the door or won’t be able to open it at all. The garage door may only open a few inches and then go back down because of a safety feature built into the opener. This feature prevents damage to the opener by controlling the strength. 

If you open your garage door manually, you’ll notice it’s harder to lift. This is because torsion springs support the door’s weight, but if your door feels heavy, the springs are worn or broken.

Loose Cables

The cables that open and close garage doors are attached to the torsion system at the top of the door and the bottom panel at the bottom. When the garage spring breaks, it causes the drum the cables are wrapped around to spin, and the wires lose tension. As a result, the cables might be loose, tangled, or appear cut. Don’t delay any longer. You will need garage spring repair, so call a maintenance specialist immediately.

Loud Noises

You may hear a sound coming from your garage that sounds like a storage box falling over or a fuse box blowing, but it’s more likely the sound of your garage spring breaking. When the torsion spring collapses, it causes the coiled spring to unravel and spin around the shaft violently. As a result, a loud bang erupts! Get garage spring repair immediately.

Rough Opening

If the door is difficult to open, it may be time for garage door spring replacement. A door that isn’t level or crooked won’t open smoothly, which is a sign that your garage springs aren’t operating evenly and need maintenance. A crooked door is a bad sign whether you have standard or extension springs and often leads to more trouble when left unchecked.

Standard garage door springs are above the garage door, while extension springs are perpendicular to the garage door on either side. If one wears out, the door may become uneven, and both should need garage spring repair.

Spring Gaps

If there is a gap in your garage springs, it’s time to replace them.

Torsion springs are located above the garage door and help the door open and close. When a spring breaks, it unwinds and leaves a noticeable gap, usually one to two inches. 

If you see a gap, call a professional from our garage door company to help you.

Now that you know these five indicators, you can prevent your garage door from totally breaking down. Keeping an eye on this component is essential since a broken garage spring is a huge inconvenience—especially if you park indoors! You wouldn’t want to be late for a meeting or class.

If your device has trouble opening due to heavier weight, makes loud noises, contains gaps, or has loose cables, your garage spring needs repair or replacement. 


Contact Garage Door Repair today for garage spring repair in Fort Lauderdale, FL! We provide superior services that are not just limited to spring replacement. Find out more on our website!

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