A homeowner in Omaha, NE, called Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE for a garage door spring replacement. The contractor built their house with a single spring on their double-car garage door. Unfortunately, the single spring was not enough to support the door's weight, and after years of use, the spring and one of the torsion spring cables finally snapped, leaving the door stuck open. Before calling our technician for repair services, he told himself that he would upgrade to a two-spring system. Our technician created a superior two-spring system to give them years of protection from unexpected failures. The homeowner was happy that they could open and close their garage door with complete confidence.
For homeowners trying to cut costs on garage door installation, it is pretty tempting to use a single garage door spring rather than two. But in the long run, this can wind up costing them more. Since single-spring doors put additional strain on that spring, they frequently cause early failure of other parts of the door system, such as the center bracket or center bearing. Using a sufficient number of springs from the start can keep your door system operating properly for many years and reduce stress on all the other parts.
There are several benefits to using two springs instead of just one. These include both ease of use and installation.
The durability of its springs has a direct impact on the longevity of your garage door. Using only one garage door spring can cause wear and tear on the bearing plate. Additional spring can save you from replacing the bearing and minimizes damage to your other parts, like the shaft, cable drum, and cable. By doing so, they pull in opposite directions, which cancels out any forces that would usually be placed on these components.
You can take advantage of extended cycle life options by installing two torsion springs instead of just one. For instance, when buying a single spring, you might only be able to choose between a spring with 30,000 or 60,000 cycles. If you decide to use two springs instead of one, installing a pair of 40,000 cycle springs is less expensive than a 60,000 cycle spring and will provide more cycles than a 30,000 cycle spring. You can also save on spring replacement fees when adding two springs compared to using just one.
When the spring breaks, the entire weight of your garage door could come crashing down on you. Adding a second spring is an excellent approach against injury or property damage if one of the garage door's springs fails. In addition, having placed a two-spring system can prevent injuries (possibly death) in case one breaks.
Replacing your garage door springs can be a difficult and dangerous job, so it is best to leave it to the professionals. However, when your garage door spring needs replacement, Titan Garage Doors Lincoln NE can help you get your door back in working order in no time. We carry a complete line of replacement garage door springs, so we can quickly find the right one for your door.
Our team has the training and experience to replace your springs safely and effectively. We will ensure your door is working correctly and efficiently before leaving. In addition to our expertise in garage door repair, we also offer a wide range of other services, including garage door installation, garage door opener repair, and garage door maintenance. Our service area also includes Lincoln, NE, and the surrounding cities. Contact us today to know more about our services!