broken springWith the temperatures about to go below zero for the first time here in Minnesota we all know that everything seems to stop functioning properly. Our cars may not start, the roads are slippery, and of course the Garage Door may stop working. One of the most common repairs for your Garage Door is a broken spring replacement especially in these cold temperatures. The Torsion Springs on your Garage Door are made of steel and as the door opens and closes the steel is rubbing against steel; over time the friction may break the spring but the brutal cold temperatures can speed up this process. In Hugo, MN we had a customer that was just getting home from work when she noticed that her Garage Door would not open, when she went inside to take a look she noticed that she had a Broken Spring. Being that she needed to get her car inside for the night we were able to come out same day and make the repair even though the call came in after 4 PM.

Maintaining your Torsion Springs

There are many different things our customers can do to maintain their springs so that they last as long as possible. A Broken Spring is almost an inevitability when owning a Garage Door, with such a large amount of weight being supported it is usually just a matter of time. However there are different sizes and types of springs, along with proper maintenance that can help extend the life of your Torsion Springs. Here are some examples:

  • Different Cycle Springs
  • Example: 15,000 cycle 30,000 cycle and 45,000 cycle
  • Proper Lubrication of Springs
  • Precision Bearing Rollers to reduce resistance on springs
  • Proper Sized Springs
  • Standard Torsion System compared to store bought

These are just a few examples of things to think about with your Broken Spring Replacement. This can be a dangerous repair and it is important to have a trained professional take care of the problem to avoid injury.

Customers Come First

At Rise & Shine Garage Doors we always want to make sure the right repair is done the first time. We will always guarantee same day service and warranty all of the work that we do to ensure the quality of our craftsmanship. All of our employees are trained and certified to handle all of your Garage Door Repair needs, call 612-886-9606 or visit our contact page to reach a live person immediately and experience the difference in service we offer.


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Navigating COVID-19

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To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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