Garage Door Spring Repair & Replacement in Schaumburg, Naperville

Spring Repair

Garage door springs break its reality, but knowing how to fix it can be the most important detail of all. Using the appropriate tools and the correct safety precautions, you can have your garage door spring replaced in no time. Safety is always the most important detail when doing any home or commercial repair.

When replacing a spring it is important to understand that the spring is still under pressure and failure to use the proper cautionary tips could result in severe injuries or worse. If there are, any doubts to your own abilities call a professional.

When beginning the process of replacing the springs it is important to gather the necessary tools, including a sturdy ladder, ruler and file, wrenches, and vise grips. Getting the initial parts for spring repair may be the most frustrating parts. Many of the suppliers of springs will not sell general products to regular homeowners as they find it is more profitable to sell it only to tradesmen.  

For Mounted springs raising the garage door off the ground as far is it will go allows the tensions to be taken off the spring, after this occurs the garage must be clamped in that position. Torsion springs must be in the down position before replacing spring. Use the emergency pull rope to help lift the garage door. Mounted springs may have safety cables and must be disconnected before moving forward. Mounted springs are connected at two points on the garage door, one is connected to the garage door track and the other is connected to the pulley where the garage door cable runs. These two springs must be taken off and replaced by the new springs in the same place. Torsion springs are usually the most dangerous to repair and it is highly recommended to wear eye protection and gloves.

The torsion spring replacement must be in the down position. Make sure a clamp is in place and the door secured tightly, failure to clamp the door completely shut could have devastating safety consequences. The spring is attached to the adjustment collar; a rod must be inserted into the adjustment collar for the purpose of tightening and loosening the spring. Springs must be adjusted at the same rate to assure an equal level of tightening or loosening. Turning the collar in different directions will affect the strength of the force opening the springs.