At Superior Door Service we want to be your first choice of overhead door repair company. Our number one priority is our customer satisfaction. As a local, family owned business we have highly skilled technicians to professionally complete each repair. We understand you don’t have time to waste. Thus, Superior will get the job done right the first time! While every door has the potential to be broken and needs repairs, it’s best to get good quality doors installed to prevent this. Horton automatics install good quality automatic doors, which you can click here to learn about automatic door installation. Read on below about some potential repairs your overhead door may need.
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An overhead door has a huge impact on your home or business. However, the constant movements mean some parts are going to wear out. When you don’t address this problem on time, it compromises the safety of your home and family. When you have a problematic garage door, repairs are needed right away. Here are some types of potential problems of both commercial and residential doors:
Torsion spring repairs
Most overhead doors are used in garages. The spring allows the door to be opened and closed easily. Whether it’s a manual or automatic door, the torsion springs have a limited lifespan. As they age, the door loses its resiliency. This means you need more force to open the door.
One red flag of an ailing spring is the straining of the opener in an attempt to lift the door. And when the door shuts violently, you may hear a loud sound like a gunshot. In a 9 x 7-foot door, the torsion spring is usually located above the door to serve as overweight. Likewise, if you have a 16 x 7-foot door you may find one or two springs. The spring can further be classified as:
- Torque master torsion spring perhaps the safest spring for overhead doors and are wound using a power drill
- Standard torsion springs mount above the opening of the garage & runs through the middle to support springs
- Steel rolling door torsion springs are installed inside a torsion barrel, common use is in commercial building
Replacing broken springs requires the services of a professional. While top-of-the-line springs are guaranteed for life, most of them give a service of 10-15 years. This is equivalent to 10,000-15,000 of open and close cycles.
Broken cable repair
An overhead door enhances the curb appeal and security of your home. Most automatic overhead doors have cables on each side. With time, they wear, fray, and snap. Several things can go wrong if you don’t repair the cable immediately. Therefore, regular maintenance is an absolute necessity as it limits bigger repairs in the future.
Bottom seal repair
The bottom seal prevents debris, water, and insects from entering your house. Not to mention, it keeps drafts of wind at bay. Most overhead doors have a rubber seal mounted at the bottom. With time, it may start to interfere with the movement of the door. While the door will still work, the heating bills go up. It’s important that you repair the seal to stop cold air from entering.
Be sure to hire a professional to make necessary repairs.