Garage Door Springs
Garage Door Springs Service By M.G.A Garage Door Repair Fort Worth TX
About Garage Door Springs
One of the most important parts of a garage door is the spring. In fact, it is the most important part, for without it, the opener won’t be attached to anything and nothing will support the garage door’s weight as it opens and closes. Garage door springs raise the garage door as they support its entire weight while connected to either a chain drive, belt drive, or screw drive. Every time you open the garage, the opener pulls the weight and that weight is supported by the spring. If there were no spring, then you risk placing yourself, your car, and your family in serious danger. A garage door without a spring would be heavy to open, and it will come crashing down every time you want to close it. This is why it is important to avail of garage door services for the repair and replacement of your garage door’s springs.
Garage Doors Fort Worth TX has been in business for nearly a decade now, and we provide the best garage door services in all of Fort Worth, Texas. No matter if it’s repairs, replacements, or installations, you can never go wrong with M.G.A. Our team of professionals is familiar with the entire structure of a garage door and all of its parts, including the spring. The chain drive is either operated manually by human force or by a motor. Extension springs are a lot cheaper compared to torsion springs, making them perfect for residential properties. Make sure to install a safety cable or drum cable to support the spring as it supports the garage door. You don’t want that spring falling out of the track while it extends.
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are two types of garage door springs, the Extension and Torsion Springs. Let’s elaborate further. First, the extension springs. This type of spring is put up above a horizontal metal track on both sides of the garage door. Extension springs, on the other hand, are common for residential areas and for single panel garage doors. Extension springs widen or extend in order to open the garage door with a counterbalancing force. Most people install a chain drive with extension springs to exert more force. The more force, the wider these springs extend.
Next is the Torsion spring. It has a torque opener feature. Instead of being placed above the tracks, these springs are connected to the garage opening. Torsion springs are more flexible when it comes to size and length, depending on the measurement of the garage door. The Torsion spring is a lot stronger and safer because of its flawless design. It also has fewer parts exposed unlike the Extension springs, which is more dangerous as it has more visible external parts. Torsion springs are also able to carry heavier weight and last twice longer compared to Extension Springs. There are certain factors to consider here, but the bottom line is that extension springs are perfect for light or single panel garage doors while Torsions springs are perfect for sectional garage doors.
Garage Door Spring Repair and Maintenance
Now that we have elaborated on the two types of springs, let’s go on to the importance of maintenance. All parts require repairs and replacements. The springs also require regular maintenance and need to be replaced at least once or twice a year. Repair services for springs are tricky, because in order to provide these services, we need to disassemble most of the parts, especially with an extension spring. Repairing a spring while attached can be very dangerous. Imagine if the bracket or safety cable snaps and the spring hits you in the face. That’s kind of like a whip in the face. We always wear safety gears and make sure that the spring isn’t connected to the opener. If a spring is rusty, then a lubricant will do the job, but not for very long. Remember that you can’t depend on a lubricant solution all the time.
Over time, some springs also move from their position, causing the alignment to the opener to tilt. This can lead to the track breaking apart. We make sure that the spring is well fitted and has the proper size to accommodate the garage door perfectly. Garage door spring Repair is either lubrication, alignment, fitting, or replacement. We can also determine the right size of a spring to be fitted well with your garage door.
Garage Door Spring Repair and Replacement Services
M.G.A Garage Door Repair Fort Worth TX is open 24/7, all year long, for customers. We accept emergency requests. We have the manpower, resources, and machinery to attend to 20 to 25 customers at the same time. When you’re spring snaps in the middle of the night, our QRT (Quick Response Team) will be at your doorstep within minutes. M.G.A also provides replacements, application of weather seals, and maintenance services. We have been serving the people of Fort Worth for many years, and we are not planning on ever stopping. Deciding to hire us to maintain your garage door is one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life–not to exaggerate, but this is true. We keep a service schedule to notify our customers when it’s time for repairs, replacements, and maintenance services. We know that most of you don’t have the time to worry about your garage door, let alone conduct the repairs yourself. So leave it to us. We will take good care of your garage door.
Garage door spring repair is a small thing compared to the list of services we provide. But remember, all garage door parts are important and are in need of extensive and accurate repairs. A well maintained garage is a well secured home. Also, there’s no need to worry about spending thousands of dollars with every service we provide. Our services are affordable and reasonable. Put us in your speed dial, and you won’t ever have to worry about your garage door.