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How Do I Open My Garage Door If The Springs Are Broken?

If your garage door springs are broken, it can be a real hassle trying to open it. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the ways that you can open your garage door if the springs are broken. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent this from happening in the future.

How Do I Open My Garage Door If The Springs Are Broken?

Determining my garage door has a broken spring
 

If your garage door is not opening or closing smoothly, this is a good indication that one of your springs may be broken. Another way to tell is if you hear a loud noise when your garage door is in operation. This noise is usually caused by the spring breaking.
 

However, the most definitive way to tell if your springs are broken is to visually inspect them. If you can see that the spring is broken or damaged, then it will need to be replaced.
 

Is it okay for me to use my remote control to open my garage door?
 

As a general rule, if you notice your garage door opener is not working properly and there’s no sign of damage on the track or anything else nearby then chances are good that it needs to be fixed. Don't take this lightly! opening up those drawers can result in expensive problems down below including:
 

The broken springs cause cracks/crumples; stripping gears inside the unit (or even burning out the motor); bending rails which could lead to other issues such as parts breaking off hinges etc., so just remember - don't risk it!
 

If you’re in doubt, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and contact a professional garage door repair company. They will be able to quickly assess the situation and make the necessary repairs.
 

Is it safe to operate a garage door with a broken spring?
 

As we mentioned before, it is not safe to open a garage door with a broken spring. The springs are under a lot of tension and if they were to break, the door could come crashing down. This could cause serious injury or even death. If you have a broken spring, it is best to contact a professional garage door repair company to have it replaced.
 

There are 2 kinds of springs that you should keep in mind.
 

Extension Springs
 

Extension springs on either side of the door, along with a heavy-duty track that runs beneath it and extensions at each end to support extra weight from closing or opening fully.
 

Torsion Springs
 

Torsion springs across the top of a door help do all that heavy lifting. If you think that 500 pounds are too much for one person to lift, then take this into account. When the springs break on your garage door and it starts weighing down with all of that extra pounds-you will have no choice but get someone else's help!
 

How can I open my garage door without using the opener?
 

Although you might think that opening your garage door is an easy task, it can be quite difficult if not done correctly. To avoid any injuries and further damage to the opener or car park gate mechanism (which we highly recommend), we recommend getting help from another person before trying this on your own! Again - make sure they are close by because lifting heavy objects takes effort; don't let them do all of the work for you. Once everything has been set up properly and disengaged from the power source- find someone who's capable enough to grab hold of the door (on both sides if possible) and help you lift it up manually.
 

Garage door springs are an important part of the mechanism. They help to balance the weight of the door and keep it in place. When one or both of these springs break, it can be a safety hazard. Not only that, but you may find that your garage door doesn’t open or close as easily as it used to. If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call us today. We can help you determine whether your garage door has a broken spring and, if it does, we can provide you with affordable replacement options.

Do You Need a Garage Door Repair Team You Can Trust?
 

Garage door spring snapped? Garage door stuck? We know how frustrating that experience can be.  Bay Area Doors has been helping customers solve their garage door problems for over 20 years! We have seen it all, and fixed it all! We are pros at Garage Door Installation, Garage Door Repair, Roller repair, Opener repair, and Track replacement. If you have one of these problems, now you know whom to call.  Over the years we have helped thousands of SF Bay Area residents and have tons of five-star reviews on Google, Yelp, Nextdoor and more.  Whatever the problem, Bay Area Doors is the one to call for garage door repair throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us today!