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Allen Garage Door Repair specializes in installation and repair of all components of your garage door. We know how important it can be to receive impartial, informed advice when you need it. Below we'll discuss two components that can be the most vulnerable piece of your garage door assembly. Our industry exclusive lifetime warranty of these components really sets Allen Garage Door Repair apart from the competition, and we encourage you to take advantage of our expertise in troubleshooting and repairing these components.

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Torsion Springs

A critical part of your garage door assembly is the torsion spring, which helps to carry most of the weight of your garage door when your garage door opener is raising, or lowering the garage door. Garage doors may have multiple torsion springs in place depending on the size of the door, as well as the type of materials used to create your perfect door. For example, a door with better insulation capabilities is most often heavier depending on the materials used.

The lifetime of the average torsion spring

You should consider that the lifetime of the average torsion spring is between 15,000-20,000 open/close cycles, which means they do eventually wear out. When a torsion spring breaks, it's important to give Allen Garage Door Repair a call immediately. We'll help figure out exactly what type and length of spring your assembly requires, and safely replace the defective unit. When you call, we'll make sure to walk you through some steps to take to ensure your family's safety around the broken door if it isn't already in the closed position. Of course, you can then relax knowing that help is on the way!

Extension Springs

An alternative to torsion springs are extension springs, which look similar to the springs found in your mattress; although they are much longer and handle much larger payloads. Extension spring carry the majority of your garage door's weight and absorb the forces applied when opening and closing the garage door. They are called extension springs because of the way they extend and contract depending on the position of your door. In most setups, extension springs are located on the sides of the garage door, and work in pairs.

Extension springs are generally less expensive

Extension springs are generally less expensive than torsion springs, however they have a significantly shorter lifespan. Most extension springs see a usable lifetime of 5,000 to 10,000 lifts, although there is some variation between different styles and manufacturers. We recommend having Allen Garage Door Repair specifically analyze your setup and help you make the best decision when selecting replacements.

Our Lifetime Guarantee

One thing our customers have really come to love about working with Allen Garage Door Repair is our lifetime warranty on our springs. We know that an installation performed by our highly qualified technicians results in a longer lifespan for all of your installed components in your garage door assembly. That's why we're willing to put our money where our mouth is and cover your springs (one of the most vulnerable parts of a garage door) with our exclusive lifetime guarantee. In the lifetime of a garage door, you can easily exceed 30,000 lifts which means eventually your springs will require replacement. We'll be standing by to take care of this as part of our exclusive lifetime warranty!allen tx garage doors repair company

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