Maintenance is not usually a word that comes to mind when thinking about your overhead door. But just like any other frequently used machine, your torsion spring garage door occasionally need parts replaced and maybe a little lubricant here or there.
Most of the service calls we receive end up being from people needing a spring for garage door. Once assessed, we take out the old one and replace it with a brand new one. Many are surprised to see how quickly this can be fixed and laugh for a good while about waiting so long to call.
After receiving a garage door spring replacement, the new coil should have a lifespan of about 20,000 to 30,000 cycles. That being about five to ten years of use. Some people choose to get a higher end spring. Depending on the brand or material, some can get up to 100,000 cycles. Few people realize this, but a replacement is not always necessary.
Garage door spring repair is possible if damage is noticed early on. Usually, it ends up making more sense to have the whole thing replaced, though. That way, you won’t be needing us to make another visit in a few months.
When replacing a spring on a garage door, it is good to get whichever one allows for the most cycles completed. One cycle is a single sequence of opening and closing. Cypress, Harris County, Texas is very humid.
This type of weather makes these coils susceptible to shorter lifespans than they would have in a drier area.
Over time, garage door spring tension can become weak. Before calling us at Cypress Garage Door Repair, remember this. You can spray WD-40 on it to protect it from the effects of our moist air. We want to save you money just as much as we want your business.