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When Do I Need 2 Springs?

It’s 7 am and you’re leaving for work.  You open the garage door and hear a loud “BOOM”! Your door has dropped back to the ground hard, possibly even lop-sided, and you cannot open it no matter how hard you try.  Your two car garage door only had one spring, and now the garage door is just dead weight.  You quickly realize that the garage door opener doesn’t actually do the legwork, the springs do (the opener just GUIDES the garage door)!  So now you’re stuck and can’t get your vehicle out.  Hope you weren’t rushing out for an early meeting!

Advantages of 2 Springs

With 2 springs on your garage door, only one of them breaks 99% of the time.  Most garage doors will still open if only one of the two springs is broken.  The garage door opener works twice as hard, but the garage door normally opens (possibly with a helping hand) at least once so that you can get your car out and make it to work.  Be sure to call us as soon as possible though, as your garage door opener will likely be damaged with continued use.  The second spring usually breaks within a few days of the first one- especially once it’s doing double the work that it was intended.

Spring Broken

Why Was There Only 1 Spring Before?

Most home builders cut corners in one area to make other areas of the home more appealing.  Unfortunately, the garage door is an area of where they cut expenses by installing only one torsion spring on a standard 16’x7′ garage door when there really should be two. Even though the door will function, having only one spring places unnecessary wear and unbalance to the door which, over time, causes the spring to break due to over-use.

Can I Just Weld It?

Due to safety issues, springs should be replaced and not repaired.  The springs’ purpose is to carry the weight of the door while it’s being opened or closed. Garage doors can weigh up to several hundred pounds, depending on the size, style and material of the door.  Welding the spring back together is a cheap fix, but it is very dangerous and is often a temporary fix since the remainder of the coils on the spring are just as worn down as the point that broke.

Our Suggestion

Upgrade to two springs, find the best price associated with the best warranty, and find a company that can do it the same day.  We offer all of these things and would love the opportunity to earn your business!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Lifetime Warranty on Torsion Springs in Plano, TX

When we come out and install these springs we put a lifetime warranty on the spring itself as well as a 1 year labor warranty, with that labor warranty we also include a full service to both your door and your opener. Included, the installer will do the following:

  1. Tighten and inspect all hardware and parts
  2. Adjust tracks and all moving parts
  3. Overall lubrication with lithium/silicone
  4. Balance garage door, including adjusting your torsion spring
  5. Test and adjust the force settings
  6. Test and adjust the up and down travel limits
  7. Test safety reverse/infrared safety sensors
  8. Full inspection of garage door and opener
  9. Give an honest overall evaluation

*The labor warranty includes all the above items so that if within that next year something were to happen to your garage door, one of our technicians would come out at no charge to you!

Garage Door Torsion Springs

Spring comparisson (2)Here at Plano Overhead Garage Door, we really stand by the torsion springs that we install on your garage door. The springs that we use are 34” commercial grade springs that are made of galvanized, rust inhibitive wire. These springs also rated for 15,000 to 30,000 life cycles. In other words, they last for about 10-15 years in most cases.

Pricing

Depending on the size of door you have and how many springs, really determines the price. Our pricing includes tax, labor, trip charge and everything included for an upfront pricing. Also our company runs coupons on the internet for our torsion spring price. Not only do we have coupons, we will price match guarantee our competitors if they offer the same quality and discounts that we have on our springs and labor. We want to earn your business, so always make sure you call us back before going with someone else.

Over the Counter

Our company also sales these torsion springs over the counter. We don’t recommend doing this project yourself if you never have because it is an extremely dangerous task. If you do know how to install these springs yourself we have the torsion springs you will need. All we need to know when you come in would be what your door is made out of, if it’s a two car garage or a single car garage and if the door is insulated or non-insulated. There is no warranty on the springs bought in our showroom.

Why our Torsion Springs?

As you can see there are many reasons why our Torsion Springs are better than our competition. Not just the warranty, but the actual product itself is more durable and long lasting. So next time your garage door Torsion Spring breaks just remember who you should call to fix it!

 

By Nick McGregor, General Manager of Plano Overhead Garage Door

Plano Overhead Garage Door

1100 N. Central Expy Suite #A
Plano, Texas 75074

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