Professional Garage Door Spring Replacement in Chicago, IL

Garage doors may look simple from the exterior, but for your garage door to work perfectly every time, each of the precision parts needs to be operating properly. A simple problem with a garage door spring could mean that your garage door stops working completely – a common problem with some annoying repercussions!

A garage door that’s out of action is no good to anyone, so at AR-BE Garage Doors, we make sure that garage doors in Chicago are never out of action for long. Our garage door repair and replacement service can cover all the common faults that can occur with garage parts over time, so you always have a full peace of mind that your garage is in excellent working order. If the spring has gone on your garage door, then give AR-BE Garage Doors in Chicago a call today and have your garage door restored to perfect working order as soon as possible!

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(Example Of  A Broken Garage Door Spring)

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What Does the Garage Door Spring Do?

The purpose of a garage door spring is to offset the weight of the door, which then allows the door to open and close as it should. Springs are relied upon in both manual and automatic doors and can be found in a large majority of garage door types. Depending on the type of garage door, there’ll normally be either one or multiple torsion springs, or extension springs installed.

In doors with torsion springs, the springs are installed parallel to the door. The springs wind up when the door is closed and then unwind when the door is opened. This process creates the energy needed to help lift the weight of the garage door. In doors with extension springs, the springs are installed perpendicular to the door. This system works in a similar way to torsion spring doors, but instead, opening the door stretches the spring. The energy then stored in the spring makes the door significantly easier to open. No matter whether you have a garage door with a extension spring or a torsion spring, AR-BE Garage Doors can help in the event of a breakage. Not sure which spring your garage door has? Just give us a call today and we’ll assess the door and repair any problems.

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How Can You Tell If the Garage Door Spring Has Broken?

As the garage door spring plays such a vital role in the primary function of your garage door, you’re likely to know straight away if the spring has broken. Once the garage door spring has broken, the entire garage door opening system will stop working. This will cause the door to become very heavy, to such an extent that you may not be able to lift it anymore.  

If you’re in the immediate area when the spring breaks, then you’re also likely to hear it happen, as it can be very loud. A garage door spring breaking can also be incredibly dangerous, so if you have any concerns about the health of the springs, it’s best to call in a professional to have a look.

Before the garage door spring breaks, you may start to notice that the garage door is getting harder to lift, as the weight is no longer being offset as effectively by the springs – this will get steadily worse over time, until the spring eventually breaks. If the garage door is automatic, then you may also notice that the mechanism is no longer working as smoothly. In some cases, there may not be any outward sign that the spring is almost at breaking point.

If you’ve noticed that your garage door is starting to become harder to open, then it’s important to contact AR-BE Garages as soon as possible. Catching the spring before it breaks can be much safer and mean that you’re not unexpectedly left without access to your garage.

What Causes a Garage Door Spring to Break?

There’s only so long that a garage door spring can cope with the amount of tension that it’s repeatedly subjected to, and as such, all garage door springs have a limited lifespan. Wear and tear over the years will eventually cause the spring to reach the end of its life and then it’ll require replacement.

The exact lifespan of a garage door spring will depend on the quality of the spring; some are designed to last for 10,000 uses, whilst others can last for twice the amount of time. While the expected lifespan of the spring can give some indication as to when it’ll need replacing, there are other factors that can influence how long it’ll last, such as:

  • Rust – Rust can drastically reduce the lifespan of a garage door spring as it’ll weaken the spring and there will be more friction on the coil.
  • Wrong Spring Installed – Some garage doors will have one spring, whilst others could have four. If the wrong springs are installed, or the number of springs is insufficient, then they could fail sooner.
  • Lack of Maintenance – Good maintenance can prolong the life of garage door springs, but the opposite is the case with poor maintenance. Failing to lubricate the spring coil at least a few times a year could cause the spring to break sooner than expected.
  • Lack of Adjustment – Garage door springs that are in perfect balance will work smoothly, but sometimes the springs become unbalanced. If this occurs, then the springs will need to be professionally adjusted to prevent a reduced lifespan.
  • Temperature Fluctuations – Fluctuations in temperature could cause an already weakened spring to break or decrease the lifespan of the spring. It’s important to keep the springs in a garage door well-maintained in hot and cold weather.

Many factors can determine how quickly or slowly a spring reaches the end of its lifespan, but even with the best maintenance and regular adjustments, the spring will need replacing eventually. If your garage door spring looks or feels like its nearing the end of its life, just one call to AR-BE Garage Doors is all that’s needed to restore your garage back to perfect order with a new high-quality spring.

Garage Door Spring Replacement & Repair in Chicago

It’s possible to repair many parts on a garage door that are starting to show signs of wear and tear or damage, but when it comes to garage door springs, replacement is the only option. If your garage door springs have broken, or are nearing breaking point, then it’s best to get new ones installed and give yourself the peace of mind that your garage door will work perfectly for a number of years to come.

While it may be tempting to try a DIY fix for spring problems; adjusting, removing, and replacing springs can be incredibly dangerous. If one should break during the removal, or if the installation is not done properly, the spring can become a serious safety hazard. At AR-BE Garage Doors, we provide a comprehensive spring replacement service, that has you covered in the event of any spring problem. If one or more of your garage door springs have broken, then we can quickly supply a high-quality replacement that’ll restore function to your garage door and make it considerably safer.

With years of experience in all areas of garage door repair, replacement and installation, you can count on us to get the job done quickly, efficiently, and at a great price.

Professional Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement in Chicagoland

Broken Garage Door Spring in Chicago?

There are a few reasons a garage door spring may break.  This may include extreme fluctuations in temperature, a spring that has not been properly adjusted or maintained, or just wear and tear over time.

A garage door spring can break at any moment.  There’s usually very little, if any, indication that they were faulty before they snap. However, once one of the springs breaks, the other one is likely to break also very soon.  We highly recommend that you replace them both at the same time.  You also save money by doing it at the same time, since our technicians are already out on the job and can put the second one in very fast. However it happened, when garage door spring break it’s very obvious.  Your door will not move at all, and a broken garage door spring makes a loud noise when it and may even be dangerous to bystanders if it were to snap.

AR-BE Garage Doors: Your Local Chicago Garage Door Service Experts

AR-BE Garage Doors has been established in Chicago as garage door experts for many decades, giving us the professional experience required to tackle any garage door problem. When you choose AR-BE Garage Doors as your local Chicago repair and replacement service, you can rest assured knowing that:

 Our garage door experts are professionally trained, bonded, insured, licensed, background checked and certified.

 You get guaranteed satisfaction with warranties available on all our services and quality products, including a limited lifetime warranty on rust-through for many of our doors.

 We offer a 3-year guarantee on all the parts on newly installed doors and a 1-year guarantee on openers installed and labor.

 We are Chicagoland’s largest company for overhead garage doors, providing a dedicated garage door and opener service.

 AR-BE Garage Doors is a family-owned and operated business in Chicago, established since 1947 and incorporated since 1965.

 We provide emergency call-outs for our expert repair services in Chicagoland.

If you’ve noticed that your garage door no longer opens as easily as it once did, or if the spring on your garage door has already broken, AR-BE Garage Doors in Chicago can help. Call us today for a friendly local service that you can rely on to get to the bottom of your garage door emergency quickly and competently.

Call AR-BE at 800.339.3256 to service or repair your garage door springs today!

We can come out the same day or the next day to replace your broken garage door spring in the Chicago area.


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