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Garage Doors Springs Repair

The springs play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of your garage door. They might seem like metal coils, but in reality, they are the backbone of their functionality, providing the necessary force to lift and lower the door smoothly and safely.

The Importance of Proper Spring Functionality

The proper functioning of garage door springs is crucial for several reasons:

Safety: Garage doors are heavy, and the springs counterbalance their weight, making them easier to open and close. If a spring breaks, it can cause the door to fall rapidly, posing a serious safety risk to anyone in its path.

Lifespan: Well-maintained springs contribute to the longevity of your garage door system. By ensuring that the springs are in good working order, you can prevent wear and tear on the garage door opener and other components.

Efficiency: Smooth and efficient operation is largely due to the springs. When springs are properly calibrated, your garage door will open and close evenly and quietly, enhancing the overall functionality of the door.

Cost-Effectiveness: Regular maintenance of your garage door springs can save you from costly repairs or replacements in the future. By catching issues early and addressing them, you extend the life of the springs and, by extension, your garage door. 

Signs Your Garage Door Springs Need Repair

Many of us take a smoothly functioning garage door for granted—until something goes wrong. Often, issues that arise with your garage door can be traced back to one critical component: the springs.


Here are some telltale indicators that it’s time to call in the experts at Dan’s Garage Door Repair:

Uneven Lifting or Sagging

If you notice that one side of your garage door is higher than the other as it lifts or lowers, or if it sags when partially open, it strongly indicates that one of the springs is failing. Balanced lifting is crucial for properly operating your door; unevenness can put undue stress on other components.

Loud Noises During Operation

Garage doors aren’t silent, but they shouldn’t be excessively noisy. If you start hearing loud bangs, creaks, or squealing sounds, it could be a sign that your springs are struggling. These sounds might indicate that the springs are worn out and close to breaking.

Difficulty Opening the Door

Springs are designed to make lifting your garage door feel effortless. If you suddenly find it hard to open the door or if your automatic opener seems to be straining to lift it, weakened or broken springs could be the culprit.

The Door Falls Too Quickly When Closing

Just as springs assist in lifting the door, they also control the lowering speed. If your door slams shut faster than usual, it’s a sign that the springs aren’t adequately supporting the door’s weight, posing a significant safety risk.

The Door Won't Open at All

In some cases, if a spring has broken, the door might not open at all. Torsion springs, in particular, are under tremendous tension, and if one breaks, the entire system can come to a halt.

Visible Wear and Tear

Take a visual inspection of your springs (without touching them). If you notice any gaps in the torsion springs or if the extension springs are elongated, these are clear indicators of wear and need for repair or replacement.

The Door is Off Its Tracks

While a door is off its tracks for various reasons, one common cause is a malfunctioning spring. A broken spring can lead to uneven lifting force, causing the door to come off its tracks.

Recognizing these signs early and responding promptly can save you from more costly repairs and ensure your home’s safety and security. 

Garage door springs are under high tension and can be dangerous to handle without the proper knowledge and tools. 

The Risks of Neglecting Damaged Springs

pring plays a pivotal role in the intricate ecosystem of your garage door system. They bear the weight and tension required to move the door smoothly and safely.


When these springs are damaged, the consequences of overlooking repairs can escalate from mere inconvenience to serious safety hazards and costly repairs.


At Dan’s Garage Door Repair, we cannot stress enough the importance of timely professional intervention. Here’s why: 

Compromised Safety

The most immediate and concerning risk of neglecting damaged springs is the safety hazard they pose. Garage doors are heavy, and springs mitigate that weight.

 A failure in this system can lead to doors suddenly dropping, risking injury to people and pets and damaging property. 

Increased Wear on Other Components

When springs are damaged, they don’t work alone. They also cause extra stress on the garage door opener, cables, and other mechanical components.

This undue stress can lead to premature wear and tear of these components, compounding the repair needs and costs. By addressing spring issues promptly, you protect the longevity and functionality of the entire system.

Decreased Security

A garage door that cannot reliably close or that closes too quickly and unsafely is not just a safety risk; it’s a security risk. Garages often serve as entry points to your home and safekeeping for valuable items.

Compromised doors can leave your home vulnerable to unauthorized access, putting your property and loved ones at risk.

Potential for More Extensive Damage

Ignoring a damaged spring can lead to a cascade of garage door failures, from off-track doors to broken cables and damaged panels. What could have been a simple spring repair might evolve into a full door replacement if not addressed in time. The cost implications of such scenarios are significant.

Voided Warranties

Many garage door systems have warranties that require regular maintenance and immediate repair of known issues. Neglecting damaged springs could void these warranties, leaving you fully out of pocket for repairs that could have been covered.

What Dan's Clients Are Saying

Based on 63 reviews
Nick Teal
Nick Teal
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Dan did a great job, explained what he was doing, and provided great customer service!
Nate J.
Nate J.
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These guys were great. Came out same day and did a fantastic job. I felt that it was reasonably priced and the tech knew what he was doing. Highly recommend.
Joe Linoff
Joe Linoff
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Very satisfied. Just hired Dan to repair two garage doors for me. One door was shaking quite badly when it moved and the other had a spring that was in bad shape. Dan was professional, courteous, reasonably priced and did a great job. Both doors now work well. I strongly recommend him.
Susan Leipziger
Susan Leipziger
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Updating this review - I called Dan again when my garage door suddenly wouldn't open, and he was able to walk me through fixing it. Dan is the best! Would never call anyone else. Fantastic - Dan showed up on time and fixed my garage door quickly, replaced a broken keypad, and gave me a new remote, all for a reasonable price. Highly recommended!
Andre M
Andre M
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Dan was able to show up same day and complete our needed repair, which I feel is unheard of these days. He communicated thru out the process with price and when he was going to arrive. 100% recommend using Dan and his services.
Riannon Walls
Riannon Walls
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Dan came out to fix my garage door today. He was super responsive, knowledgeable, and quickly resolved the issue. Highly recommend!
Matt Harvey
Matt Harvey
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Dan was persistent in finding a motor that would fit my space, and price was extremely reasonable. Would definitely hire again
Chai Vang
Chai Vang
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Dan did a great job with fixing my garage door and in a timely manner. Appreciate Dan for his consistent communication and fast service. Will definitely reach back out to Dan when I am ready to replace my garage doors.
Ari Robicsek
Ari Robicsek
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Super responsive, thorough and honest. Pleasure to work with. Strongly recommend.
William Qi
William Qi
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Dan came out for a service appointment and was prompt, courteous, and professional. He resolved the issue quickly and gave some great advice for long-term maintenance. Would be happy to recommend Dan to anyone for their Seattle-area garage door needs. :-)

Our Professional Springs Repair Process

At Dan’s Garage Door Repair, we understand that the thought of repairing or replacing your garage door springs can seem daunting. Our process is easy and stress-free. We pay close attention to the details your garage door system needs. Don’t worry.


Here’s a closer look at our professional springs repair process: 

Step 1: Safety First

Before any work begins, our technicians ensure the garage area is safe for both your family and our team. We secure the garage door in place to prevent any movement during the repair process, safeguarding against accidental injuries or damage.

Step 2: Comprehensive Assessment

Our experienced technicians start by thoroughly inspecting your garage door springs and the overall system.


We identify the type of springs (torsion or extension) and assess their wear or damage. 

We also check for any other factors that could have impacted the springs’ condition. This comprehensive evaluation ensures we address not just the symptom but the root cause of the problem. 

Step 3: Clear Communication and Quote

After the assessment, we provide you with a detailed explanation of the issues found, the repairs needed, and a transparent quote for the services. We aim to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision, with no pressure or sales tactics. 

Step 4: Expert Repair or Replacement

Upon your approval, our technicians repair or replace the damaged springs. We use only high-quality, durable springs and parts, ensuring your garage door operates smoothly and safely. Our skilled team has extensive experience with all types of garage doors, allowing for precise, efficient work.

Step 5: Calibration and Testing

Following the repair or replacement, we meticulously calibrate the tension of the springs to ensure a balanced, smooth operation of your garage door. Thorough testing ensures the door opens and closes properly, with working safety features and automatic openers.”

Step 6: Clean-Up and Final Inspection

Once the repair is complete, we conduct a final inspection to ensure every component of your garage door system is in top condition. 

Our team cleans up the workspace, leaving your garage as tidy as we found it. We then guide you through the repairs done, demonstrating the functionality of your newly repaired door.

Step 7: Follow-Up Support

Our commitment to your satisfaction extends beyond the repair visit. We provide you with maintenance tips to extend the life of your springs and offer follow-up support for any questions or concerns that may arise after the service.

Trust us to bring quality, reliability, and peace of mind to your garage door spring repair needs. 

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Contact Dan’s Garage Doors today, and let us provide you with the exceptional service and support your home or business deserves.