What is a Garage Door Collision Spring?

The garage door is something that most people don’t think about, at least until it breaks down and needs some kind of repair – you can always tell because it simply stops working. There are however signs that you could learn to recognize before the thing stops working entirely, it’s simply that most people will walk away from that horrible creaking noise or completely ignore that the door seems to be struggling to open up.

If you would do yourself a favor, and stop completely ignoring these glaring signs, then you might be able to stop the issue before it starts. Seriously, unless there is an earthquake or a typhoon, your garage door will give plenty of warning before it completely goes off the rails. Today we’re going to talk about one of the most common issues that come up with garage door repair in Miramar: the springs.

Garage Door Springs: What you Need to Know

Garage Door SpringsThere are a few things that you need to know about garage door springs, especially collision springs. The most important thing that we have to say today, however, is that DIY repairs can often go wrong because springs are under so much tension. It often leads to injuries, which is why this is often a task best left to the professionals. If your garage door is making a lot of noise or if it is difficult to open, then it might be time to call in the professionals. On the other end of the equation, however, you might find that there are certain repairs that can be performed with no danger and no problem.

Remember: a little bit of squeak doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a huge problem, and a little bit of lubricant can go a long way. Enough of the DIY talk, let’s talk more about collision springs and what they actually mean to your garage door.


A  Look at Collision Springs

Collision springs are an important part of your garage door. At first glance, they appear to be tight coils, and they can come in a variety of different colors, with the most common being:

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Black

When attached to the bolt, these allow the garage door to open and close while absorbing the shock that is incurred when the door hits the floor. With a damaged or broken spring you could be left with a door that becomes stuck partway open, or worse, one that does not open at all – then you know it’s time to call in the professionals.

A broken spring can definitely interfere with the normal operation of your garage door, and it might even result in the door being pushed off track. Conclusion: you need to take care of this problem as quickly as possible.

A Deeper Problem

Garage Door ProsThe immediate issues that are caused by collision spring issues can be annoying, but you also need to consider the deeper problems – cutting them off at the pass before they occur, so to speak. Here’s the brig problem: a damaged collision spring can actually do serious damage to the wiring. That’s right, a very small problem can quickly turn into a problem that will take several thousand dollars to fix, and that’s not a situation that you want to find yourself in. There are so many ‘little things’ for you to consider, and as a highly experienced garage door repair company, we’ve seen them all.

If you find that your collision springs are suffering serious problems, then take care of them immediately, before they turn into even more serious problems that completely drain your pocket book. Give us a call today and make sure that your door is on track, both literally and figuratively.