When a garage door stops working properly, a worn spring is often the culprit. BDC Door can help you identify a worn spring and replace it to restore function to your door. We can also provide garage door maintenance that will help to lengthen the lifespan of your garage door spring and save you the hassle of repairing broken springs more often than necessary!
By design, garage door springs usually last for about 10,000 cycles, where each cycle is the garage door opening and then closing. Depending on your family’s size, activity and the amount of driving you do, those 10,000 cycles may take a longer or shorter time. Some heavy garage doors have stronger springs that can withstand many more cycles; talk to us about installing one of these if your springs wear out quickly.
Other factors will affect the lifespan of your garage door spring. The biggest of these is rust, which can dramatically shorten the life of your spring. Proper garage door maintenance will prevent rust from forming and prevent premature wear to the spring.
You’ll probably start to notice that your spring is wearing out. The garage door may feel heavier or more difficult to raise or lower. The spring itself may also make a screeching or squealing noise.
One of the best indicators that it’s time to get a new garage door spring is if the spring itself is no longer holding the door against gravity. Test this by pulling the door down manually to a few feet above the ground. If the door slides closed, rather than being held open at that height, the spring needs to be replaced.
BDC Door can handle garage door maintenance and repair, including spring replacement. If you’re having problems with your garage door, contact us to schedule an inspection and repair! Our experienced technicians are familiar with many models of garage door and have the tools and expertise to handle repairs quickly and efficiently.