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GARAGE DOOR SPRING REPLACEMENT

Did you hear a loud bang? Will your garage door only open a few inches? You might be dealing with a broken spring! A broken garage door spring can be very inconvenient and frustrating. Unfortunately, at some point, your garage door spring will reach its life expectancy and will wear-out and snap.

 

WHAT NOT TO DO…

If you experience a broken spring, do not attempt to lifting the door manually or with the assistance of the electric opener. Without the aid of a proper spring, the door will become extremely heavy and difficult to lift manually. Attempting to lift the door by hand with a broken spring could cause you personal harm. Furthermore, attempting to open the broken door with the electric opener will likely cause further damage. Garage door openers are manufactured to lift doors only with the assistance of the garage door spring. If the spring is broken, continuing to use the opener will likely burn out the motor.

GARAGE DOOR SPRING DANGERS

Replacing broken garage door springs is not a DIY project! Springs should never be adjusted or replaced by individuals who are not properly trained and possess the proper tools. Spring replacements are dangerous because when installing the new springs, they are places under extreme tension. Without the proper tools and training, the wrong size replacement spring or springs can cause damage to the garage door and opener. More importantly, without the proper tools and training, serious personal injury can occur.

TRUST THIS REPAIR TO THE EXPERTS

A spring replacement is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. With so many different spring setups, wire sizes, lengths and more, its important a broken spring is repaired with the correct replacement. A trained professional will ensure your replacement spring balances the garage door weight properly, allowing the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an electric opener.

TYPES OF GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS

There are several types of garage door spring systems including the most commonly used, extension springs and torsion springs.

Extension springs are mounted on both sides of the garage door alongside the track. Typically there is a safety cable that runs through the center of the spring to help prevent the extension spring from sailing around the garage when breaking. The extension springs attach to the track and through a series of pulleys and cables to the bottom bracket on the garage door located on the bottom section. The extension springs provide the energy needed to open the garage door while the cable and pulley system does the actual lifting. If any one of these components are damaged or not installed properly, the system will not function safely or properly.

Torsion springs are mounted horizontally on a bar just above the garage door opening. These spring(s) are mounted on a shaft which spans the entire width of the door. On either end of the shaft, there are drums. These drums are used to help wrap cables which are attach from the drum to the bottom section of the garage door. As the door moves to the open position, the cable wraps around the drum. As the door moves to the closed position, the cable unwraps to safely lower the door. Typically, when a torsion spring breaks, these cables will loose tension and pop off of the drums. Again, the spring provides the energy needed to open the door, while the cables, which are attached to the drums, do the actual lifting of the door. If any of these components are damaged or not installed properly, the system will not function safely or properly.

Less popular setups include the Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Spring System and the EZ-Set Torsion Spring System.

 

Here is the list of things we do:

  • Garage Door Installation

  • Garage Door Springs

  • Garage Door Openers

  • Garage Door Cables

  • Garage Door Panel Replacement

  • Garage Door Rollers

  • Garage Door Track

  • Remotes, Keypads & Wall Consoles

  • Weather Seal Replacement

  • Garage Door Parts

  • Garage Door Replacement

  • Maintenance Plan

  • Garage Door Operators

  • Sectional Garage Doors

  • Roll Up Garage Doors

  • Fire-Rated Garage Doors

  • High Speed Garage Doors

  • Emergency 24/7 Garage Door Repair

Common Garage Door Problems

  • Broken Spring Replacement

  • Out of Track Doors

  • Broken Cables

  • Electric operator replacement

  • Removing damaged doors

  • Low voltage electrical work

  • Tune-ups on door and motor

  • Spring Tension Adjustments or Replacements

Why Fixers.ca ?

Same Day Repair

We will do our best to dispatch a technician on the same or next day.
We carry all the necessary tools and most of the required parts to be able to finish the repair in one appointment.

No Fix - No Charge

As part of our policy, we will never charge if we were unable to repair the problem. 
We will always give you a quote before starting the repair - Giving you the option to decide what's best for you.

Professional Approach

All of our technicians are highly qualified, trained and certified to be able to perform all repairs in the most professional way.
We will always make sure you understand what we are doing and why we are doing it throughout the entire visit.

Warranty On Everything

We will provide warranty on all parts installed up to 90 days as well as warranty on our labour.
If problem wasn't solved, we will be back to solve it under warranty, or we wont charge you!

Door Brands We Repair: 

  • Overhead

  • Marantec

  • Liftmaster

  • Stanley Doors

  • Steves & Sons

  • Therma-Tru

  • Pella

  • Novatech

  • Chamberlain

  • Craftsman

  • Home Depot

  • Jeld-Wen Inc

  • Wayne Dalton

  • Genie

  • Sears

  • Masonite

 

Our Service Area

Vancouver

Surrey

Burnaby

Richmond

Langley

North Shore

New West

Tri-Cities

About

Our Story

Fixer.ca is an industry leading Door Repair company, helping individuals and companies with great and professional service. We were founded in 2000, and have been helping repair private and commercial doors in the lower mainland ever since. Learn all about Fixer.ca and what we offer by giving us a call. We’ll be happy to assist you with any information regarding a specific service you might need.

Testimonials

Smiling Young Man

I wasn't there when Roman fixed my garage door, but when I came back the everything was working perfectly and the area was left clean and tidy. What a great job 🤩

Robbie Kenn

Senior Man

Thumbs up to Alex for helping us with the Door opener. Came in same day and repaired it on the spot. Excellent service!! I will recommend to friends and family

Riley Zoliky

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The technician was simply amazing. Very polite, very informative and so knowledgeable. I am very happy with this level of service and will call with anything I need in the future

Steve Volupiana

 
Grey Garage Door

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+1 778 800 0652

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