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Affordable Garage Door Repair is one of the few providers of professional garage door spring repair in the Murray area. In fact, spring repair is one of our specialties.

When you call us because your garage door isn’t working, we start by diagnosing the problem. More often than not, we find that the cause lies with your door’s spring. One of the most important parts of our job is identifying exactly what springs your door uses, because a replacement with the wrong kind of spring, without the proper training, can be disastrous (more on that later). First, let’s explain how garage door springs are supposed to work:

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Extension Springs: The Budget Minded-Option

Generally, extension springs are more common and less expensive than torsion springs, but also less safe. Exposed parts are the root cause behind the potential hazards of extension springs. Whatever position your garage door is in (open, closed, or in motion), there is a possibility of a failure in the door’s spring, cable, or bottom brackets (which hold the cables and rollers in place). 

Do not try to replace extension springs or safety cables by yourself. You can’t spell “extension” without “tension:” the tension in the springs means stored, potential energy that can cause a spring to snap and fly through the air at dangerous velocities.

Torsion Springs: The Safer Option

Torsion springs may be more expensive, but they’re also stronger and longer-lasting. Their superior balance compared to extension springs means easier opening and closing. Because they must be calculated to fit a door’s specifications (weight, height, and track radius), their sizes and lengths vary. 

Most importantly, they are safer because they have fewer exposed parts. But it’s still wiser to leave repair or replacement to professionals. Since the springs have to match the specifications of your door, you’ll be protecting your investment and gaining the peace of mind of knowing the job was done right. 

Instead of attempting a difficult and dangerous DIY, leave your garage door repair job to the experienced professionals at the best garage door fix company in the Murray area: Affordable Garage Door Repair. Contact us today!