Sectional door springs replacement and Cost
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Sectional door springs replacement and Cost

Garage door springs play an essential part in the operation of your garage doors. If the springs break, your garage door cannot be used. Attempting to open and close will result in further damage and an even costlier repair! The springs are specially designed, and custom made to counterbalance the weight of your sectional door. Replacing the springs on your door can be dangerous and should only ever be performed by a qualified garage door technician, we never recommend replacing or retention the springs yourself.

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What are garage door Springs?

The springs are considered the garage door’s muscles—Springs do all the heavy lifting. Garage door openers are designed to simply mimic the person lifting the door, so if you are struggling to lift the door because the springs aren’t working properly then the door opener will also be struggling. A Standard colourbond door can weigh up to 100 kilos! The tension on the springs takes most of this weight, taking the pressure off the opener. With less stress on the opener, it increases the life span.

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How and what happens if the springs break ?

When the garage door springs break on a sectional door, it’s a loud bang, and if someone is home, it will scare you! If no one were home when the Spring snapped, you would not know. This can be a big issue. If you were to operate the door with snapped springs, the opener would try to lift the total weight of the 100kg door, and this could burn out the motor in the opener, and it will need to be replaced along with the springs!

Wear and Tear: The springs do a huge amount of work and should be considered a wear part of your garage door and just like the tires and brakes on your car, they will eventually need to be replaced, often it’s better to budget for this sooner than later as waiting until they break can be a messy and inconvenient repair. Another good reason to have your door regularly serviced.

Rust: Generally, springs are made from a special grade of steel designed to best handle the workload but being steel they can rust. Rust on the springs can cause the springs to bind and grab on themselves creating excessive resistance when the springs work and drastically reducing the springs life span. We recommend spraying the springs with a silicone-based lubricate, decreasing the friction when the door operates.

Lack of Maintenance: Most garage door springs will eventually fail, but correct garage door maintenance can prolong the life of the springs. Annual servicing can help prevent any destructive damage when the springs break.

Tip: To check if the garage door is balanced and see if the springs have enough tension, put the door into manual by pulling the red emergency release cord, and lift the door halfway. If the Springs are in good condition, the door should hold itself up. If the door starts to fall, this means they will need a trained technician to come out and re-tension.

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The cost to replace the springs:

To replace the spring, it can be expensive to replace when snapped. This is not a DIY project as can be extremely dangerous if not completed by a trained technician. The cost can vary depending on how many springs your sectional door already has. Regardless of how many springs have snapped, all of them will need to be replaced when the technician is on-site. The price can range from $400-$600.

In conclusion, garage door springs are crucial for the smooth operation of your sectional doors. These components handle the heavy lifting, counterbalancing the door’s weight and ensuring that the opener does not bear the full load. Regular maintenance and timely replacement of these springs are essential to prevent unexpected failures and costly repairs. Attempting to replace or repair these springs on your own can be hazardous and is best left to qualified technicians. Although the cost of replacing springs may seem high, ranging from $400 to $600, it is a necessary investment for the longevity and safety of your garage door system. Regular servicing and proper maintenance can significantly extend the life of your springs, providing peace of mind and reliable operation for years to come.