Can you reuse a broken garage door spring?
In a word, no. Garage door torsion springs are rated for an average number of cycles, usually 10,000. Once the torsion spring has passed its useful life, as evidenced by a break, it must be replaced with a new torsion spring. With a shortened spring, you will lose a significant portion of your lifting power and the door will be off-balance, resulting in more damage to your entire garage door system. Do not attempt to remove or replace a broken torsion spring yourself, as doing so can result in injury and possible death because torsion springs are under tremendous pressure.
Can a bent garage door be fixed?
If you have children who play basketball in your driveway, you understand that it doesn’t take much to have a dented or bent garage door panel. The good news is, depending on your garage door material you may be able to fix the dent yourself. A dent in an aluminum garage door can sometimes be fixed with a broad piece of lumber and a rubber mallet. If hammering out the dent is not an option you could contact us for a replacement panel. If you sustain damage to your wooden garage door you may be able to fix it with wood filler, which would require the application of stain or paint to match the rest of the door. If you have any questions about garage door repairs or installation contact G & G Garage Door for help.