By Jack Levy
One of our specialty at Matalonco Garage doors, is overhead garage door repair in NYC. We provide repair service for garage doors from all brands in New York. Whether it is a residential garage door repair in Staten Island, or an overhead commercial garage door repair in Brooklyn, we can provide the solution.
Before we talk about a broken garage door spring and the reasons, we would like to make clear, that an overhead garage door with a broken spring, whether it is a torsion spring system or extension spring SHOULD NOT BE USED, and should be repaired by a trained garage door technician. Using an overhead garage door with a broken spring, can lead to a bigger damage, and can even be deadly.
Here is an example of extension springs:
What to do if the spring snapped?
When a garage door spring break, (In most cases the spring will snap when the door is down in closed position, when the spring is under the most amount of tension), and it usually followed by a loud and scary noise of a spring which was under a large amount of tension and suddenly snapped. If it is an extension spring system, and you do have safety cables installed, then the break of the spring shouldn’t be followed with a damage, since the safety cables restrain the spring, and prevent it from damaging the other parts of the overhead door, objects which located near it, or people. If you do not have safety cables installed, you should contact a garage door repair man in New York to come and install them. The extension spring safety cables may not be essential to way the door to your garage operating, but they can protect the garage door and the people who uses it, in case the spring will break.
Types of Garage Door Springs
There are 2 main types of overhead doors in New York, extension springs and torsion springs. We would like to go over the types of springs and the way to deal with them in case one of them or both of the snap. But no matter what spring system is installed, and no matter if it is a garage door in Westchester New York, or a garage door in Mt Vernon NY, the best way to deal with broken spring will be to completely stop using it.
The Extension spring system
If you would like to know if your garage door is working with extension spring, simply go to your garage and look at the door. If you see that the springs are installed on top of the tracks of the door, and the springs are parallel to them, that mean that you have extension spring system. Most doors use 2 springs (1 on each side), and sometime there are doors with 4 extension springs (2 on each side).
Earlier we explained the need for the safety cables, and how they can protect from damage and even injuries in some cases. And the best way to explain that is with an example from life: We once sold a remote control to a customer in NYC, and once we noticed that his garage door isn’t equipped with safety cables, we recommended him to install them. He thought that there is no need for that, and said that he prefer not to. After 2 months we received a phone call from the same customer, who asked for a service again, and when we arrived, we discovered that one of the springs snapped, and the spring damaged the top section of the door, so now he needed to replace a section beside the spring. If that customer would of listen to us, and allowed us to install safety cables, he could save hundreds of dollars.
Torsion Spring System
Torsion springs are usually installed for the heavier garage doors, especially for commercial doors in New York. To check if your door is working with a torsion spring system, look at the door and locate the springs. If they are in the top, close to the center, and wrapped around a shaft, it mean that your door is working with torsion spring system.
Here is an example of a broken torsion spring:
Do it yourself spring repairs
We are often beings asked: “Can I replace the spring by myself”? We try and avoid answering the question directly, because the garage door services, whether it is a garage door in the Bronx, or a garage door repairs in New York, can get complicated from time to time. It start from the type and the size of the door, through what exactly the problem is, and ending with what part do you need. And this is just for the door itself. But you and your knowledge and equipment is also an important variable in the equation.
Out of tracks Garage Door Repairs New York
It can be a garage door in the Bronx, garage door in New City, or garage door in Todt Hill, if your overhead door went out of the tracks, do not use it, and call a garage door specialist to repair it for you.
There are many garage door problems, which can prevent garage door from working properly. It can be a spring that snapped, a cable that snapped, or a panel that snapped. But one of the most dangerous problems, that we deal with almost every day while repairing garage doors in New York is out of tracks garage door. Whether it is a garage door in Brooklyn, commercial garage door in Pelham Manor, or out of track overhead door in Westchester County. If you will look at your garage door, you will find that what hold overhead doors in NYC on the tracks are the rollers. When the roller jump out of the track, the door cannot, and shouldn’t be operated, until a garage door expert will put it back on the tracks. You may consider pushing the roller or the rollers back into the tracks, and not using a qualified garage door technician in Westchester County to do the repair, but that will be a mistake, since when garage door in New York is out of tracks, there is a reason for that, and the reason should be taken care of before the door can be used again. If you will not address the issue, the door can come out of tracks again, and the next time can be even more dangerous, since the overhead door can fall completely out of the tracks.
Garage Door Opener Repair New York
Lift Master Opener Repair New York
If you will search for a garage door opener supplier in New York, you will find many results that point to different brands. The opinions are different on which opener is the best, and we are not here to discuss it in this article which is about garage door repair in New York. But we will say our opinion about the Lift-Master opener, which is the brands that we choose to work with.
Out Of Track Garage Door New York
Overhead garage door that fell out of track can be dangerous, should not be used and should only be fixed by a trained garage door technician. Using an out of track garage door, or an attempt to repair it using someone who isn’t qualified for the repair, can increase the damage, and can even be dangerous. We offer a same day garage door repair service in New York, and we will be happy to come to your place today, and to repair the door for you.
Commercial Overhead Door Repairs New York
Unlike the residential doors, which in some cases should also not be repaired in DIY repairs, the commercial overhead doors should always be repaired, installed and maintained by a trained and experience technician, who have the tools, the right parts and the knowledge to complete the repair on the safe side. The overhead doors in New York can weight hundreds of pounds, and trying to force a commercial overhead door which got stuck, or trying to repair it by yourself can end with sad results.
Garage Door Maintenance Service New York
We saved the most important tip we can give you to the end, and that is a garage door maintenance. Whether your garage door is in NYC, or your garage door is in Staten Island, every garage door need to be maintained at least twice a year. A garage door maintenance is a simple process that can be done in a DIY, with a basic knowledge, or can be done by a trained garage door repairman, who can also inspect the garage door in terms of safety.
Important warning: A broken garage door can be dangerous, and should be examined and repaired by a professional repairman man. Lately we witnessed several cases who tried to fix their garage door by themselves, using the DIY garage door repair Videos you can locate on YouTube, instead of using the services of a garage door repairs company in New York. If you decide to do it by yourself, please be careful, and avoid doing things which you are not sure about. Some of the Videos on YouTube are good, and explained by pros, but you should remember that every garage door is different, and there may be a unique way to repair it.
• Garage Door Spring Repair New York.
• Garage door safety sensors repair.
• Out of track garage door repair.
• Garage door panel replacement.
• Garage Door Opener Repair New York.
• Garage door cables replacement.
• Garage doors Hinge replacement.
• Overhead garage door tune up New York.
• Garage door cables replacement. Safety cables installation.
• And much more...