What to Do in the Event of a Broken Garage Door Spring

Snap, bang, crash! Whatever the sound may be, you know it isn’t a good one, especially when it comes to your garage door! So, what do you do first when you hear a problem? We want to help keep you and your family safe while getting the job done right.

Assess Damages

First things first, we always want to make sure that no one was injured. If your garage door springs break, your garage door is likely to slam shut, this can easily cause serious bodily harm. Be sure nothing was in its path during the failure. In emergency circumstances, call 911. If no one has been injured, call your garage door professionals to come as soon as possible. If there is something stuck under the door, don’t try to pull it out by yourself. Trying to force the door open or trying to push something out of the way can cause further damage to your garage door and may cause other parts to break.

What Not to Do

Trust us when we say, there are plenty of projects and DIY tasks you can tackle yourself, but garage door repairs should always be left to the professionals. Garage doors can weigh upwards of 200 pounds and require extreme care and expertise when they need repairs. They also require specialized tools which can be expensive if they’re only needed for a one-time repair. Please don’t attempt your garage door repair without consulting a professional first, even if you have watched a how-to video or two.

What We Do

When your trusted garage door repair professionals, Aladdin Doors, arrive on the scene, we will inspect the damage and identify the part or parts that caused your door to fail. In the event that your springs are not the issue, we also repair doors off their tracks, door rollers, and openers. Once we have a clear picture of what is wrong we can remedy it quickly. We won’t bore you with the detailed process of spring replacement but we always recommend replacing both springs at the same time to help the diminish the likelihood of the second breaking shortly after replacing the first.

Broken garage door springs are never a DIY project. We’ve trained long and hard to take every safety precaution and make a perfect repair so you don’t have to. When you suspect a problem with your garage door, be sure to call your trusted garage door experts, Aladdin Doors. Our same-day service is unbeatable and our quality is unforgettable. For all your garage door repairs, service needs, or installations, give us a call. We look forward to working with you!

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