Garage Door Spring Repair: What Not to Do

The typical garage door looks strong and sturdy. However, what does most of the work are actually the springs. With a heavy workload, these springs can sometimes fail. In fact, LiftPro has found that garage door spring repair emergencies makeup the majority of our service calls.

What Not to Do

A garage door failing might be one of the most frustrating things to happen to any homeowner. After all, these doors are used on a daily basis and often multiple times. A malfunctioning garage door can also trap essential everyday items inside, like your car. Nevertheless, it is always best to leave garage door spring repair in Clearwater to the professionals.

  1. Don’t open or close a damaged or broken door: It sounds like common sense, but when your car is trapped inside, you may get the urge to open the door just one more time. Not only will such an attempt probably fail, this might cause greater damage to the door itself.
  2. Don’t fix the issue yourself: Garage doors are large, heavy, and potentially dangerous if left in the hands of someone without the proper knowledge regarding repairs. If you have to wonder whether you can fix the problem, you’re not qualified to do so.
  3. Be careful investigating the issue: Maybe you want to leave the actual repair in the hands of garage door spring repair professionals in Clearwater, but just want to take a closer look at the issue. Although seemingly harmless, such an approach is still not advised as high-tension springs can easily snap which could cause the door to drop suddenly.

What We Do

  • No Repeat Visits: At LiftPro Garage, we don’t just send out a technician to merely explain the underlying problem. All of our technicians come armed with the tools needed to do the job on the spot.
  • Fix Any Brand: LiftPro technicians service all garage door brands, no matter how big or small.
  • 24/7 Garage Door Repair: We don’t just cater to the homeowner that has a problem during the daytime. Have an issue in the middle of the night? Call us at 727-799-3667, and we’ll be there.

As a licensed company currently affiliated with the International Door Association and the Better Business Bureau, our experience is proven. For any of your garage door spring repair needs, call LiftPro today!

Do I Need Garage Door Repair? Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater

Knowing when you need garage door repair can keep your family and home safe. A broken or damaged one will essentially be a flashing neon sign to attract burglars to your home. When it does not work as it should, it becomes an easy way for unwanted people to enter your house, not to mention a daily inconvenience. As a responsible homeowner, you should know when you need repairs, so you can call a professional company like LiftPro Garage Door Service for help. If you suspect that your garage door may be damaged, do not try to open or close it; leave it alone! A small issue can be magnified tenfold when the broken door is forced to be opened or closed.

Some signs you need garage door repair:

  • It won’t open or close: This could be due to a myriad of different reasons, from a dead battery in the opener, to the keypad needing to be completely reprogrammed.
  • It sticks when opening or closing: This can be as simple as the tracks being dirty, or as complicated as the tracks being completely out of alignment.
  • When the door is released, it falls: When released, the door should remain in that position, and if it does not, it may need new extension springs.
  • It opens on its own: This is usually the case when the extension springs are too strong, and should be replaced with lighter ones.

Here at LiftPro of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, we specialize in residential garage door repair, and have been in the industry for over 15 years.  We only hire experts in the field, and our technicians will be able to return your door to working order, no matter what model it may be.

Some of the services we offer:

  • Repair
  • New door installation
  • Spring repair
  • Opener restoration
  • Remote replacement
  • Hurricane reinforcement

Regardless of what issues you may be experiencing, or what services you need, our same day service and 24/7 emergency repairs will get the job done correctly, as soon as possible.  Call us at 727-341-6400 for a free estimate on your garage door repair in Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater today.