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What Should I Do if My Garage Door is Warped or Damaged?

Call Bay Area Doors first if your garage door no longer opens or closes.  Usually garage door springs snap in the closed position, as this is the time when most tension is on the springs.

We will do the following work when replacing the springs:


  • Turn off power to the garage door so it doesn’t accidentally move up or down. This is also a safety precaution so that no fingers or hands get caught in the springs during replacement.

  • Measure your existing door springs to make sure the new springs are the exact same size.

  • Unwind the existing extension springs. Since the garage door will lower during this process, it’s important to make sure any hands, feet, tools, or other objects aren’t placed anywhere near it.

  • Install the new springs and tighten them with screws. Check to make sure the springs are balanced and lubricate them thoroughly.

  • Wind up the springs and prepare for the garage door to start moving again.

  • Lubricate the garage door so that it moves easily with the new springs.

  • Turn on power to the garage door and test the new springs.

Hiring a professional to handle garage door spring repair and replacement tends to be a much easier and safer option for homeowners. Removing or repairing garage springs can be a dangerous job, but professionals have the experience and equipment to do it safely and efficiently. Unless your springs only need a minor repair, such as lubrication or fixing a minor balance issue, be sure to call in a local garage door pro to do the job.

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