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Torsion Springs vs Extension Springs
The first step in terms of getting your garage door springs repaired or replaced is knowing what kind of spring system you have. There are two main spring systems: Torsion Springs and Extension Springs. Precision's professionally trained technicians are fully equipped to work on torsion and extension spring systems.
Torsion springs are installed above the opening of your door and are secured to a torsion tube.
Extension springs are located horizontally along the garage door track.
Precision Spring Repair Best Practices
Every homeowner knows that life's inconveniences occur at the worst possible time. The last thing you want to happen is to have your car stuck in the garage when you need it most—especially when it's only been a couple of months, weeks, or even days after your last garage door repair! That's why Precision leads by example and follows the industry's best practices to make the best recommendation to homeowners each time we step foot in a garage. These practices can save you time and money in the long run, and we want the best for our customers.
Best Practice #1 - Replacing Both Springs
Most garage doors have two springs installed at the same time, so when one breaks, it's safe to say the second spring's life expectancy has just about expired. In order to save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, Precision will usually recommend replacing both springs. If your old boot gets a hole in the sole, wouldn't you just buy a new pair, rather than just one? It's extremely important for your own safety (and time) to properly maintain your garage door system so replacing both springs is the best option.
Best Practice #2 - Using The Right Springs
Since garage doors come in all weights and sizes, the right springs need to be installed to properly balance the door. If a technician puts the wrong spring on your door, not only will this damage your garage door system, but it will cause the garage door opener to do more work than it was built to do. Your opener is more likely to break quickly if the wrong spring is installed, forcing you to call for another repair. Precision technicians only install the right springs for the door's weight and check their work by performing a balance test.
Best Practice #3 - Safety Inspection
With every spring repair, Precision provides a free safety inspection to ensure all the hardware and moving parts on your door are in working condition and meet safety standards. Since the hardware was likely installed at the same time as the springs, it's possible there are worn mechanical parts on your door that are in an unsafe state. Spring failure may be a symptom of a larger problem with your door. This is why it's a Precision best practice to provide a free safety inspection and maintain a safe environment for our customers.
Call Precision today for garage door spring repair!
The Last Spring You'll Ever Need!
Just like car tires are rated by miles, garage door springs are rated by cycles (1 cycle = your garage door going up AND down 1 time). The springs commonly used by our competition range anywhere from 5,000-15,000 cycles, whereas we use a high-grade steel spring rated for 25,000-50,000+ cycles! Call Precision to get your garage door working perfectly today!
How Much Does Spring Repair Cost?
The most common question we get over the phone is, "Okay, so how much does it cost to replace garage door springs?" To give you an exact price quote, we would need to know the size of the door, weight, and type of garage door springs needed (torsion or extension).
Since we carry over 30 different types of springs to account for all the different types of garage doors, we recommend that a professionally trained technician takes the proper measurements himself before giving you an exact price quote. Call Precision today to have a professionally trained technician give you an estimate on garage door spring repair!