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Does Your Garage Door Spring Need Repair? What You Need to Know

Garage door springs provide essential support to your garage door opener. It’s the spring –or springs, depending on the type of garage door — that enables you to lift and close your garage door without requiring super-human strength. These springs are thick, strong, and tightly wound.

A broken spring can suddenly send pieces flying across the room, and may cause damage or injuries. Knowing the signs that your garage door spring is breaking can help you avoid a potentially devastating problem. Here’s what you need to know.

Signs Your Garage Door Spring Needs Maintenance or Repair

Garage door springs last between four and ten years, depending on the weight of the door, how often it’s used and other factors. When your door springs start to lose their functionality, you might notice these warning signs:

  • The garage door won’t stay open on its own. When disengaged from the automatic garage door opener, the door should be capable of staying partially open without help from you and without falling closed. If it won’t stay open, then the spring likely needs to be repaired.
  • A rumbling or grumbling sound. Listen for a rumbling or grumbling noise when the door is opening or closing.
  • Corrosion or rust on the spring. If your garage has a water leak and the spring has recently been exposed to excessive moisture, this could cause the spring to deteriorate early.

Even if your spring seems to be in good condition, if it’s more than five years old and you use your door regularly, have it inspected by a garage door contractor. Your contractor can look for warning signs and can help you decide when repair or replacement is warranted.

Signs Your Spring Has Already Broken

If you’re in the garage when the spring breaks, you’ll likely hear a loud noise as the spring snaps. Once the spring is broken, you’ll see a gap in the coils, and the door will suddenly seem too heavy to lift. That’s when you know you need a garage door spring replacement.

Should You DIY Garage Door Spring Repair?

Garage door springs are under an incredible amount of pressure. Incorrect removal or installation of the spring could lead to an injury. If the spring is not properly installed or calibrated, it could easily snap under the weight of the door, which could also lead to potential injury.

Need Your Garage Door Springs Replaced?

At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we perform garage door spring repair, spring replacements, panel repairs and other garage door services. Whether it’s time for a tune-up or garage door replacement, we can help. Call today to schedule an appointment or consultation.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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