Torsion Springs

Repairing and replacing garage door springs in Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland
  • Does your garage door stop when going up?
  • Have you heard a loud bang or crack sound?
  • Do the torsion springs above the garage door look separated?

These are all signs that you may have a broken garage door torsion spring. Torsion springs are essential for a functioning garage door system. On average, most garage doors weight between 150 to 250 pounds, and springs are what lift this weight. Without properly working springs, your garage door will not go up, and attempting to use it can result in damage to numerous parts of the opener. 

If you notice any of the signs listed above, do not attempt to lift the door or replace the springs yourself. Both actions are very dangerous, and only trained, experienced professionals should work with torsion springs. Our team here at Prestige Garage Door Services is skilled at diagnosing and repairing broken garage door springs, and we carefully assess the damages to recommend the correct springs for your door. Choosing the wrong springs can break your opener and even cause your garage door to come off the tracks, and experience is required to determine the proper springs to use. 

All torsion springs have a lifespan that is determined by the number of times they can withstand a garage door opening and closing. We call this a “cycle,” and we are happy to recommend the best torsion springs for your particular needs, including how many times a day you use your garage door. 

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Extension Springs

Repairing and replacing garage door springs in Tampa, Brandon and Lakeland
  • Does your garage door stop when going up?
  • Does the door appear crooked?
  • Do you notice a break in the spring along the side of the tracks?

These are all signs that you may have a broken garage door extension spring. These springs are typically used on smaller garage doors, and they are attached to the brackets that support the tracks on the ceiling. When the door goes down, the extension springs extend. When one spring is broken, the door will no longer work properly.

Most extension springs have a lifespan of about 15,000 cycles. For the average garage door user, this equates to about 7 to 12 years. While some springs snap suddenly, others may lose their tension over time, causing the spring to become elongated. When this happens, the spring will not properly relax when the door is up. You may notice gaps in the spring, rendering it useless. Forcing the garage to go up will overwork and damage the opener, causing more issues.

Like torsion springs, these garage door springs should only be serviced or replaced by a trained, experienced professional. The pros here at Prestige Garage Door Services calibrate replacement springs for the weight of your particular door and have the tools and knowledge necessary to replacement them safely.

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    Is it safe to repair a garage door yourself?

    If you have not done it before, then it can be dangerous to do it by yourself. That is why it is recommended to call a professional. However, if you know what you are doing, then it could certainly save you some money.

    Should I repair or replace my garage door?

    When you need a single replacement panel, it is better to opt for repair over a full-fledged replacement. However, if more than one panels start to rust or fade, then it is a good idea to replace your garage door entirely instead of replacing panels individually.

    What causes a garage door to not go up?

    Broken Tension Springs. A broken spring repair is one of the most common reasons why a garage door is not opening. Garage tension springs store mechanical energy that controls the movement of the garage door. Wear and tear could weaken the tension springs, which could lead to the garage door not working.

    Gwen Martin
    Gwen Martin
    2022-11-19
    Great service I am Satisfied
    Cynthia Long
    Cynthia Long
    2022-10-29
    Rob, the owner accommodated me on a weekend without an extra charge. He's very professional explaining what he's going to do with my garage door issues He completed the job and I was very pleased with his work.
    Johnathan Weaver
    Johnathan Weaver
    2022-10-25
    Broken Torsion Spring. Prestige was excellent in replacing my broken spring. Daniel was the technician who came and did the repair. He was very knowledgeable and professional. He showed up on time and completed the repair in a timely manner. He went above and beyond in tuning up my system at no extra charge. I am very glad I called Prestige as other companies do not offer the warranty and quality materials that I got for a cheaper price. My springs are high cycle (last longer) for no extra charge. Quit researching other companies and give Rob a call…Prestige will hook you up!
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    2022-10-21
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    2022-09-21
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    Jonathan Vining
    2022-09-19
    Prestige garage door came out as soon as I called them and fixed my garage door same day. Not only Did they fix my issue but the price was very reasonable. 10/10 recommend.
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