Spring has sprung, and to celebrate we’re offering a discount on all of our garage door spring repairs and replacement services! Broken springs are a common cause of a total breakdown and will either need to be repaired or replaced before you can use your door opener again. These springs can break suddenly, and you’ll be left needing garage door repair in McDonough, GA. Here are a few signs that you need garage door repair because of a broken spring:
- Your door is jerky: If your garage door appears to be having trouble opening and closing and is kind of jerking back and forth, you most likely have an issue with your spring. A lot of garage doors these days have two springs—one on each side. If one breaks, the other has to do all of the work. If your door is strong enough, the working spring will be able to hold its own for a while, but not for too long. Call us as soon as you notice the slightest abnormal movement in your garage door. The working spring probably doesn’t have too much longer before it gives way. Even though we’re having a 10 percent off sale, it’s cheaper to replace one spring than two!
- Your garage door is crooked: If your garage door has extension springs, the two springs work independently of one another. That’s handy if one breaks, but again, the other one probably doesn’t have too much longer before it’ll also require garage door repair in McDonough, GA. A surefire way to tell you have an issue with one spring is if the door appears to be crooked when it’s opening and closing. That’s because only one spring is doing all the work. The problem is only going to get worse and require more extensive (and expensive) repair if you turn a blind eye to a crooked door.
- You heard a bang in the garage: Two common types of garage door springs, torsion springs and extension springs, both have a tendency to break. They both also cause quite a loud noise when they eventually snap. If your garage door has extension springs, you’ll notice the spring either lying on the floor, or hanging down from the opener. Torsion springs, on the other hand, have a rod in the middle to prevent them from flying off when they break. With a torsion spring break, it won’t be immediately apparent that you have an issue on your hands, so you should call us ASAP if you hear an abnormal bang.
- The garage door only opens a few inches: A guaranteed way to know you have a problem with your garage door is when you hit the “open” button and the door barely goes up. If this is the case, you probably have a broken spring and your garage door automatically stopped opening to prevent any further damage. Give us a call immediately if that’s the case. We can repair that situation and ensure no other damage occurs.
If you believe you need garage door repair in McDonough, GA due to a problem with your garage door springs, call Affordable Dock & Door right away. We’re only offering our 10 percent discount through the month of May, so call before it’s too late!