When do you know when you need garage door spring replacement services? Most people turn to the internet to try to find a reputable company that will do the job right the first time. This is not an easy task because there are so many companies out there to take advantage of customers. First things first, check out the reputation of the company. This is so important; most people don’t realize the resources on the web that are available to them. Check out the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, Yelp, and Kudzu. A1 Garage Door Service has shone proudly on all the review sites and other reputation areas on the web. Second, you really need to make sure they are licensed, bonded, and insured. Next you are going to check out the ROC license and make sure there are no complaints. Finally, give a few garage door companies a call and see who is the most helpful and wants to earn your business. The best company will always show their true colors over the phone.
There are several reasons why you may want to call out a professional company for garage door spring replacement services. First, what we recommend is going out to your garage and lifting the door 1 foot off the ground in manual mode. If the garage door falls to the ground, you know it is time to get a technician out there because the springs are worn out. If the door stays level 1 foot from the ground then your springs are balanced and the door is in good shape. Some companies are willing to adjust the spring if it is not overly heavy when you lift the door up. We do not recommend adjustments of more than one quarter turn. Anything more than one quarter turn can cause a spring to break and drastically reduce the life of the spring. Another common reason you may need to call a professional company out to replace the spring is if the spring is in fact broken.
If the garage or spring is broken most likely the opener will not lift the door. Far too many people keep pressing the garage door button and end up tearing up all the gears in the garage door opener because they do not realize the spring is broken. If you have a double spring system it is a good idea to find a way to lift up your door manually, get your car out and call a company out right away. Most companies operate to accommodate one hour service; at A1 Garage Door Service we strive for one hour or less.
Garage or spring replacement services are around everywhere you look. The hard part is finding trustworthy companies that will get the job done the first time and show up if you have a problem. Remember, do your research and choose a company that you believe will do the job right and honor their warranty.