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Broken Torsion Spring in Vadnais Heights, MN

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With the weather finally warming up in Minnesota not many of our customers are thinking about their Garage Door any more. Now is the time where you just want to open up the door, take out the grill and some lawn chairs and maybe have a cold beverage and relax. If you suddenly have a broken torsion spring that could really put a kink in your summer plans especially if it is on a weekend. This was the case for one of our customers over in Vadnais Heights, MN; they were having a graduation party the following day and suddenly had a torsion spring snap. It happened on a Saturday afternoon and the customer was concerned about finding someone to take care of the repair; we were able to have a technician out within two hours of the initial contact to make sure the grad party went off without a hitch.

Twenty Four Hour Service

At Garage Door Repair Company we are available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. Whether it is a broken torsion spring, broken garage door opener, or if you are in need of an entirely new door we understand it can be a huge inconvenience which is why we always want to be available for you. It can be a very frustrating process trying to find good quality work when it comes to repairing your Garage Door so don’t just take it from us, check out our reviews page just to see what some of our customers are saying. Even if you have a custom sized torsion spring we can usually provide some sort of solution even if it is temporary while we have your custom sized springs made. Don’t hesitate to call right now, yes now, even it is one in the morning and enjoy our quality twenty four hour service.

Free Estimates

We always offer free, no obligation, estimates for all your Garage Door repair and installation needs. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose over the phone just what is exactly wrong with your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener so we always have fully stocked trucks when we come out to diagnose the issue so that we can offer a free estimate but also take care of the repair right there. So call 612-886-9606 today or fill out one of our website appointment forms to schedule your free estimate.

New Garage Door Roseville MN

IMG_20160420_210642 (2)When something works it’s sometimes hard to find a good reason to replace it. Most go by the common phrase; if it aint broke, don’t fix it. Unfortunately when it comes to older garage doors this mentality can often times lead to a bigger problem. This was most recently the case for one of our Roseville customers. Their garage door was over 40 years old and had little to no maintenance or updates done to it. The door was still using an out dated spring lift system that is typically not used on new installations today. Due to lack of reliability and safety this system has been only used when other options cannot be installed. Our customer realized that her door was extremely old and trying to update at this time would not be very cost effective. She decided Garage Door Replacement was the best course of action. After going over all door options she decided to go with our Hormann Gemini 2100 Raised Panel option. We were able to set her up with next day installation and had the entire project completed within 24 hours of first contact.

Dangers of Extension Springs

Yes it is well known that garage door springs are extremely dangerous and should not be handled by anyone other than a professional. Among the most dangerous would have to be Extension Springs, these are the springs that run alongside the outside of the garage door tracks. Now days safety measures are taken to ensure safety when theses springs are installed, but for those who have had extension springs for a while it is worth noting the danger. When springs are at full tension is when they are most likely to break, and in the case of extension springs this can cause the spring to fly in any direction. If your Extension springs to not have Safety Cables running throughout the center of the spring to ensure the spring will not move during breakage. You may want to have a professional out to take a look, either adding safety cables or replacing to a Professional Torsion System would be two options to remedy the situation. Here is a list of the most common types of spring systems you may have in your home:

  • Professional Torsion System
  • Easywind Torsion System
  • Torquemaster Spring System
  • Extension Spring System

If you are interested in getting your Garage Door Spring system repaired or if you are in need of a new door, Garage Door Repair Company can help. We offer same day service and free estimates to all of our valued customers. To schedule simply call 612-886-9606.


Broken Garage Door Spring Twin Cities MN

broken spring twin citiesHas your garage door ever had trouble opening? Perhaps it only goes up a few inches or feet and stops, or maybe it doesn’t open at all. This is most often due to a Broken Garage Door Spring. Garage Door Springs are the lifeblood of the over Garage Door Torsion System; without the springs the garage door would be far too heavy for your opener to lift it. It is not uncommon for garage doors to weigh in excess of 300 lbs. A broken spring was most recently the culprit for one of our Twin City, MN customers. The customer called after trying to leave for work noticing the garage door only opened a couple of inches and stopped. We were able to assist the customer in scheduling an appointment that very morning. After arrival it was apparent that the customer indeed had a broken garage door spring. The problem was quickly resolved within a matter of hours of the customer’s initial phone call.

Checking for Broken Torsion Spring

There are a few signs that can indicate that you may indeed have a Garage Door Spring that Needs Replacement. Here are the most common and easiest to evaluate:

  • Loud Snap or Pop During Garage Door Operation
  • Door Only Travels a Few Inches or Feet
  • Crooked Garage Door
  • Space Between Spring Coils Exposing Torsion Shaft
  • Door Extremely Heavy

Dangers of Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs are under immense tension and pressure and should be treated with caution. Without the proper tools & training garage door springs can inflict serious injury. Garage Door Repair Company’s certified technicians have the knowledge and tools to get the job done safely. We always offer same day appointments and will work around your busy schedule. We also offer Free onsite estimates, so even if you’re not sure what’s wrong don’t hesitate to call. Our trucks are standing by in the Twin Cities area daily, and we also work evenings and weekends at your convenience. So if you are in need of any sort of Garage Door Repair Service Call Today 612-886-9606, or visit our Contact Us page to fill out the online appointment form.



Same Day Broken Spring Repair in Stillwater, MN

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How often are you thinking to yourself, I wonder if my Garage Door is going to break down today? Probably never, right? A lot of Garage Door Repairs happen without any kind of notice and can really screw up your whole day. Garage Door Repair Company always guarantees same day service on any repairs; in Stillwater, MN we had a customer’s torsion spring break and they could not get out of their Garage’s second stall. We were able to have an experienced technician on site within two hours of their phone call and not only were we able to repair their broken spring but also provide a replacement for their main Garage Door. Torsion Springs are rated in cycles and both doors had been installed at the same time so we knew that the springs on the main door could go at any point and rather than wait and have another inconvenience we were able to solve that problem before it ever happened and now this customer won’t have to wonder if their Garage Door will break down any time soon.

Don’t Wait Until it Breaks

There are many different types of Garage Door Repairs that you may need while owning your home which is why we will always do a 21 point inspection on your entire Garage Door and Opener while performing any repairs. We perform many of our repairs with the idea that you don’t want to wait until it breaks because some of the problems that can happen may cause serious damage or harm. Here are some examples of repairs that Garage Door Repair Company provides:

  • Broken Spring Repair
  • Broken Cable Replacement
  • Garage Door Opener Replacement
  • Track Replacement
  • Torsion Conversions
  • Full Garage Door Replacement
  • Bottom Seal Replacement
  • Roller Replacement
  • Hinge Replacement
  • Single Panel Replacement

These are just a few repair services that we provide but the list could go on and on. Whatever the issue is trust Garage Door Repair Company first for repairs that will last.

Take it from our Customers

Sometimes as a company we can say everything we want to say about how we will conduct our repairs and installations but don’t just take it from us, take a look at what our customers are saying! Check out our reviews page, our Yelp Page, or our Google+ account to see what our customers are saying. If you need a guy for your Garage Door Repairs, we are the company for you!

Torsion Spring Replacement Apple Valley, MN

New Garage Door SpringsIf there is one thing that is most certainly not a do it yourself project, it would have to be garage door spring replacement. We recently serviced a customer in the Apple Valley area who had this issue. She expressed how hard it was for them to even open the garage door manually and how she ended up throwing out her back. When a garage door spring breaks you are losing the counter balance that the spring provides. Garage Doors can weigh in excess of 300lbs, trying to lift a garage door with a broken spring can cause serious injury. This particular customer had no intention of fixing the door but rather just trying to get her cars out of the garage. Within hours of the initial contact Garage Door Repair Company had this Apple Valley Garage Door up in running better than ever.

How to Replace a Broken Garage Door Spring

There are many types of Garage Doors and Garage Door Spring Systems, for time’s sake we will cover the most common system, Torsion Springs. Torsion springs are the most common type of springs that you will find. Without proper tools and training serious injury can occur. We advise everyone call a certified professional for this project. Tools needed: Quarter inch winding bars, 7/16 socket & ratchet, 9/16 socket, vice grips.

  • Step 1: Release Tension of non-broken spring(Most doors have 2 springs, in most cases only 1 spring will be broken meaning the other is still loaded with tension. You will need a 7/16 socket and winding bars to remove tension)
  • Step 2: Loosen all Set Screws(Once there is no tension on either spring you can start loosening all spring, drum and centerplate set screws and bolts)
  • Step 3: Remove old Springs(Continue by sliding the shaft out of one end bearing, slide both springs off shaft, save center bearing)
  • Step 4: Add new Springs(Replace both springs and slide shaft back into place)
  • Step 5: Lock down Center Bearing( Use 9/16 Socket to lock down springs to center bracket)
  • Step 6: Set Cables(Using your hands attach cable to drum and rotate drum until cable is taunt, Lock down drum using 7/16 socket, to ensure cable stays taunt attach vice grips to shaft lock in place against header)
  • Step 7: Wind Springs (Once both cables are attached and locked tight you can begin winding springs, the total number of turns will be determined by the height of the door. If you have a 7ft door then each spring should be wound 7 full rotations)
  • Step 8:Check Tension(When both springs are wound you may check the tension, remove vice grips and lift door, the door should weigh no more than 10lbs at the bottom and should balance in the middle, when the door is fully open it should not want to fall down. If your door seems too heavy try adding winds to springs. If your door seems too light take winds out.

Replacing springs is no easy task and as stated before we highly recommend calling a professional. Garage Door Repair Company offers free onsite estimates and always has the proper tools and equipment to get the job done right the first time. If you need to make an appointment call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact us page.