Broken, damaged, or rusty garage door spring?

When you have a garage door spring that is broken, damaged, or rusty, it’s time to call the experts at Overhead Garage Door for professional garage door spring replacement. We understand that a broken garage door is an urgent issue and needs to be addressed as soon as possible. This is why we offer same-day, 24-hour emergency garage door repair services throughout Chicagoland and southeast Wisconsin. Take advantage of our 35 years of highly skilled garage door spring installation and adjustment services. We’ll have your garage door repaired in no time!

Garage Door Spring Repair and Replacement in greater chicago

Overhead Garage Door, Inc. is a full-service garage door installation and repair company. We offer same-day, 24-hour emergency service throughout greater Chicagoland and southeast Wisconsin.

How do I know if my garage door spring is bad?

There are specific signs that you can watch for to prevent a garage door disaster. From a door that is difficult to open to one that refuses to open at all, the signs below are telling you that your springs are in need of some major repair:

  • Torsion springs. If your garage has damaged torsion springs, the door may be difficult or feel too heavy to open. It may not open at all or there may be a small opening between the driveway and door.
  • Extension springs. If your garage has extension springs that are broken, these springs will not expand or contract evenly. The garage door will seem off-balanced and the extension springs will be oblong in shape and unsymmetrical.

There are also many other reasons a garage door may need to be repaired. Old age and daily wear and tear can cause garage door springs to be broken. If you only open and close your overhead door once a day, the springs may last up to 14 years. On the other hand, if you open and close it multiple times a day, they may only last half as long.

Rust can be another damaging element that may require a garage door spring adjustment. The best way to prevent this is to check your garage door each season. Use a WD-40 silicone spray to lubricate them and protect them from rust build-up. If you suspect your garage door spring has broken, contact Overhead Garage Door for repair.

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What should I do if my garage door spring breaks?

If your garage door springs break after you have driven your vehicle out of your garage, fortunately, you can still drive your vehicle but just not park it in its private enclosed space. If they happen to break while your car is still parked in the garage, you have no way of driving your vehicle. We recommend you take these action steps to determine the exact problem and see if you can open the garage door after the spring has broken.

Determine the Exact Problem

Although it may seem like there is a problem with the garage door springs, the problem may actually be located elsewhere on the overhead door. The two signs below will help you discover if the problem is related to the springs:

  • You try to open the door using the garage remote and you can hear the motor working but nothing is happening.
  • There is a loud pop when you attempt to open the garage door, signifying that the spring has broken.

Do Not Use the Remote Opener

If it’s determined that the garage door spring has broken, we highly recommend you do not use the remote to try and open the door. This can cause even more damage to the door which will result in a very expensive garage door spring adjustment.

Do Not Attempt To Open the Door on Your Own

Garage doors are extremely heavy and can be dangerous if not handled properly. As they weigh around 500 pounds or more, you can seriously injure yourself or damage your vehicle if you attempt to open the door without the help of professionals such as the experts at Overhead Garage Door.

Do Not Try To Fix the Spring Yourself

At this point, you may think you can fix the broken garage door spring yourself. We highly recommend you do not attempt to fix the springs on your own.

Contact Our Garage Door Spring Repair Experts

At Overhead Garage Door, our professional technicians are experienced in all types of garage door repairs, including broken or damaged springs. We are happy to help you with all your garage door repairs and maintenance and will do our best to quickly and effectively give you a fully functional garage door system once again. Call our technicians at 847-546-6600 to schedule emergency garage door repair.

How do garage doors springs work?

Overhead garage doors use one of two types of springs — torsion springs or extension springs. Torsion springs are attached directly above the garage door and extension springs are located on the upper tracks on both sides of the door. These springs are wound very tightly, which is what allows the garage door to operate. The tension is what gives the garage door the power to be lifted. 

You may be wondering if you can open the garage door after the spring has broken. Unfortunately in many cases, this is not possible. When any of the garage door springs break, all the tension is released, and the door can no longer be opened.

Why hire Overhead Garage Door?

Family-owned and operated since 1969, Overhead Garage Door makes our customers our number one priority. We are dedicated to the highest quality of service and a commitment to customer satisfaction that is second-to-none. As one of the largest full-service garage door companies in Chicagoland, we continue to provide amazing service and valuable garage door solutions. 

We take pride in providing you with superior service and expert repairs that lead to swift results. All of our employees are experienced in their specific area of garage door repair expertise. They are also required to wear uniforms and present picture IDs upon request. We do all we can to keep you and your family safe while also providing the best garage door repair in northern Illinois.

Serving Chicago and all surrounding areas

Overhead Garage Doors proudly serves the entire Chicago area including many nearby communities. We work in North Shore Chicago repairing garage doors in Lake Forest, Glenview, and Riverwoods. Our team also services homeowners in North West Chicago, including Barrington, Hawthorn Woods, and Schaumburg. Along with many other counties such as Lake, McHenry, DuPage, and Kane, we also provide garage door repair in the counties of Winnebago, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, and Walworth.

When you need expert garage door spring repair, look no further than the team at Overhead Garage Doors. Contact us today to schedule an inspection appointment by using our online form or calling us at 888-459-3720. We look forward to working with you!