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No More Spring Noise

"After years of putting up with an annoying squeaking noise every time I opened or closed my garage door, I finally called Garage Door Repair Universal City for help. Their technician quickly diagnosed the issue as worn-out garage door springs and replaced them with top-quality new springs. The difference is night and day - my door now operates smoothly and quietly. No more cringing at that awful spring noise! Their professional service was worth every penny."

- Abby, Universal City ( Review)

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Garage Door Spring Repair

SpringWorn or broken garage door springs can cause significant operational issues, leading to excessive door sag or the inability to open and close the door effortlessly. Our garage door spring repair services address these problems by meticulously handling torsion and extension spring replacements, following strict safety protocols given the immense tension these components operate under. More on Spring Repair Service

Garage Door Opener Repair
OpenerA malfunctioning garage door opener can be a major inconvenience, compromising both accessibility and security. Our skilled technicians can diagnose and resolve issues across all major opener brands, including LiftMaster, Genie, and Chamberlain. From worn-out motors to faulty circuit boards, we have the expertise to restore smooth, quiet operation.More on Opener Repair Service
Garage Door Cable Repair
Frayed or snapped cables pose a serious risk to the proper functioning and safety of your garage door system. Our cable repair specialists excel at identifying signs of wear and tear, enabling them to promptly address concerns before they escalate into more severe issues. We use premium replacement cables from trusted brands to ensure durable and reliable repairs.More on Cable Repair Service
Garage Door Sensor Repair

Garage door sensors play a critical role in safeguarding your family by detecting obstructions and preventing accidents. Our experts meticulously inspect and calibrate photo-eye and motion detector sensors to ensure optimal safety and compliance with building codes. We also provide valuable maintenance insights to prevent future sensor malfunctions.More on Sensor Repair Service

Garage Door Roller Repair
Cracked or misaligned rollers can cause excessive noise and jarring operation of your garage door. Our technicians have a keen eye for identifying roller issues and execute precise replacements using premium components from reputable brands like National and Amarr, ensuring whisper-quiet and seamless door movement.More on Roller Repair Service
Garage Door Off-Track Repair
A derailed garage door can be a major hindrance and potential safety hazard. Our off-track repair specialists quickly identify and address the root cause, realigning your system for smooth operation. We also perform comprehensive lubrication and adjustments to ensure long-lasting performance.More on Off-Track Repair Service
Gate Repair Services
Properly functioning gates not only enhance your property's security but also contribute to its overall curb appeal. Our gate repair services cover automatic openers and intricate iron designs, with our experts possessing the knowledge and skills to restore optimal functionality and reliable operation.More on Gate Repair Service

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Garage Door Spring Repair Universal City

When it comes to your home’s garage door, springs play a crucial role in its smooth and safe operation. Garage Door Repair Universal City understands the importance of properly functioning garage door springs and offers expert repair services to keep your door working optimally. In this article, we’ll discuss the risks associated with faulty springs, the types of springs available, and why choosing our professional service is the best decision for your garage door needs.

The Risks and Signs You Need Garage Door Spring Repair

Garage door springs are under constant tension, supporting the heavy weight of your garage door. Over time, these springs can wear out, rust, or even break, posing serious safety risks. A broken garage door spring can cause the door to slam shut unexpectedly, potentially causing injury or property damage. Some signs that indicate you need garage door spring replacement include:

  • Difficulty opening or closing the door
  • Loud, unusual noises during operation
  • Visible rust or wear on the springs
  • Uneven door movement or sagging on one side

Types of Garage Door Springs

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are the most common type of garage door springs, found in both residential and commercial applications. These springs are mounted above the garage door opening and use a torsion bar to lift and lower the door. Torsion springs are known for their durability and long lifespan, with many lasting up to 10,000 cycles or more, depending on the quality of the spring and the maintenance provided.

Top brands like Clopay and Amarr rely on torsion springs for their garage door systems, ensuring reliable and smooth operation. Torsion springs come in various sizes and wire gauges to accommodate different door weights and sizes.

Extension Springs

Extension springs are another popular option, typically found on older or lighter garage doors. These springs are located on either side of the door and stretch to provide lifting power. Extension springs are generally less expensive than torsion springs but have a shorter lifespan and require more maintenance.

Brands like Genie and Chamberlain often use extension springs in their garage door opener systems, particularly for lighter-duty applications. When using extension springs, it’s crucial to have safety cables installed to prevent the springs from causing damage or injury in case of breakage.

Wayne Dalton Spring System

Wayne Dalton, a leading garage door manufacturer, has developed its own proprietary spring system called TorqueMaster. This system features enclosed torsion springs that are pre-tensioned and sealed at the factory, reducing the risk of injury and simplifying the installation process. The TorqueMaster system is designed to provide a longer lifespan and quieter operation compared to traditional torsion springs.

Commercial Garage Door Spring Repair

Commercial garage doors often require heavy-duty springs to accommodate their larger size and weight. These springs are typically torsion springs but may be larger and have higher load capacities than residential springs. Commercial garage door springs may also be designed for high-cycle applications, ensuring long-lasting performance in busy industrial or commercial settings.

Leading commercial garage door brands like Overhead Door and Raynor depend on high-quality, durable springs to ensure their doors can withstand the rigors of daily use in demanding environments.

Materials Matter

The lifespan and durability of your garage door springs depend on the materials used.

  • Galvanized springs offer protection against rust and corrosion, making them a popular choice for garage doors in humid or coastal areas. The galvanization process involves coating the spring with a layer of zinc, which acts as a barrier against moisture and other corrosive elements.
  • Oil-tempered springs provide increased strength and resilience, thanks to a special heat-treating process that involves quenching the spring in oil. This process results in a spring that is more flexible and resistant to fatigue, ensuring a longer lifespan and more reliable performance.
  • Coated springs add an extra layer of protection, reducing friction and extending the spring’s life expectancy. These springs are typically coated with a special polymer or epoxy material that helps to prevent rust and corrosion while also reducing noise during operation.

According to a study by the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), garage door springs are the most frequently replaced component of a garage door system, with an average lifespan of 7 to 10 years, depending on usage and maintenance.

The Garage Door Spring Repair Process

Repairing or replacing garage door springs is a complex and potentially dangerous task that should only be performed by experienced professionals. At Garage Door Repair Universal City, our skilled technicians follow a meticulous process to ensure safe and effective spring repair:

  1. Inspection: We assess the condition of your springs and identify the cause of the problem.
  2. Safety Measures: We secure the garage door and disconnect the opener to prevent accidents during the repair process.
  3. Spring Replacement: Using the appropriate tools and techniques, we remove the old springs and install new, high-quality replacements.
  4. Tension Adjustment: We carefully adjust the tension of the new springs to ensure balanced and smooth operation.
  5. Testing and Cleanup: We thoroughly test the repaired garage door and clean up the work area before considering the job complete.

Proactive Maintenance for Long-Lasting Performance

Regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your garage door springs and preventing unexpected breakdowns. Our team offers comprehensive maintenance services, including lubrication, tension adjustment, and thorough inspections, to keep your door running smoothly and safely.

According to a report by the International Door Association (IDA), regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of garage door springs by up to 50%, saving homeowners money on costly repairs and replacements.

Why Choose Garage Door Repair Universal City?

When it comes to ensuring the safety and reliability of your garage door, choosing the right repair company is crucial. Here are the top reasons why Garage Door Repair Universal City is the best choice for your spring repair needs:

  • Expertise in all spring types and configurations
  • Maximum 2-hour response time for prompt service
  • Same-day service available for your convenience
  • Open on weekends and holidays to meet your needs
  • Experienced and knowledgeable technicians for reliable repairs


  1. How often should I have my garage door springs inspected? We recommend having your springs professionally inspected at least once a year to ensure optimal performance and safety.
  2. Can I replace garage door springs myself? Due to the high tension and potential risks involved, it is strongly advised to leave spring replacement to trained professionals.
  3. How long do garage door springs typically last? The life expectancy of garage door springs varies depending on usage and quality, but most springs last between 5 to 7 years.
  4. What should I do if I notice my garage door acting unusual? If you notice any unusual behavior or sounds from your garage door, discontinue use and contact our professional team immediately.
  5. Are your services available for both residential and commercial garage doors? Yes, we offer spring repair and replacement services for both residential and commercial garage doors.

CALL (818) 748-9412 to schedule your expert spring repair service. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the prompt, reliable, and affordable solutions you need to keep your garage door functioning smoothly and safely.