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Garage door Springs Repair

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Garage Door Spring Repair

AG Smart Garage is committed to providing you with a seamless experience with your garage door spring repair.  Once your garage door springs break, the door won’t operate properly.  Since we understand the inconvenience of it and the impact on your family schedule, we have extended our service hours to include evenings and weekends appointments with no additional fees!

Our professional technicians have extensive experience, proper education and insurance and above all, they put their safety and the safety of your family and property first.  In addition, we’re equipped with the best tools and carry most springs sizes on-hand.

  • Experienced & Educated Technicians
  • Bonded and Insured
  • Carry most springs on hand
  • Equipped with the best tools
  • Safety inspection with any spring repair

We’re Here To Help

 

Garage door springs certainly play a critical role when it comes to operating your garage door.  In short, they do most of the heavy lifting, literally! Here at AG Smart Garage, we have extensive knowledge surrounding all types and sizes of springs.  Therefore, you can rest assured we have the correct springs installed for your garage door system.

We’re Here To Help

 

Garage door springs certainly play a critical role when it comes to operating your garage door.  In short, they do most of the heavy lifting, literally! Here at AG Smart Garage, we have extensive knowledge surrounding all types and sizes of springs.  Therefore, you can rest assured we have the correct springs installed for your garage door system.

Replacing Garage Door Springs

BANG! Your garage door unexpectedly crashes to the ground. The springs of your garage door just broke. Rest assured that once the springs are fixed, your garage door will be back up and running just like new. Therefore, the whole garage door system does not need to be replaced. (Phew!) 

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Most importantly – although repairing garage door springs may seem like a simple task, we strongly recommend homeowners do not attempt to perform this repair by themselves without significant prior experience. If the springs of a garage door are installed incorrectly, the door may function properly temporarily.  However, unexpected complete failure of the garage door is possible in the coming days, weeks, or months as more and more strain is placed on the incorrectly-installed springs. Above all, unexpected garage door failure from incorrectly-installed springs may lead to significant personal injury or property damage. 

Unfortunately, a broken garage door spring is not a repair that you can simply ignore or put off. Without a functioning spring, the full weight of the door is apparent when trying to lift the door manually, which certainly makes the task impossible. In addition, should you try clicking the garage door opener over and over again in hopes the problem will fix itself, all you will do is cause further damage to the motor and other moving parts of your garage door system.

Instead, call the experts at AG Smart Garage and trust our team to take care of everything. Firstly, we’ll send a technician to your home or business and inspect the springs to make sure that a faulty spring is the true source of the problem. Then, we’ll make the necessary repairs quickly so that your garage door is functioning once again. We service the NorthWest Chicagoland area, including Northbrook, Buffalo Grove, Schaumburg, Arlington Heights, and other surrounding towns. Call 224-306-2985 to request a quote now.

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It’s Not Your Fault!

If your garage door spring just broke, it probably wasn’t your fault. Like all machinery parts, garage door springs have an expected lifespan. On average, most manufacturers build their springs to allow for 10,000 sequences of opening and closing. 

If you do the math, opening and closing the garage door once per day equals out to about 13 years of garage door spring expected lifespan. However, most homeowners open and close their garage doors a minimum of twice per day, knocking the expected lifespan down to 7 years. In general, especially if you use your garage door as a point of entry to your house or business when on foot, you should expect your garage door springs to last for between five to 10 years.

In the future, be sure to conduct yearly garage door maintenance so you can catch problems with springs and other parts before they lead to complete failure of your garage door. Here at AG Smart Garage, we offer routine garage door maintenance for your peace of mind. When you allow us to inspect your garage door system every so often, we can find parts that are on the verge of breaking (such as springs), and then fix the problem before complete failure occurs.

The Two Types of Garage Door Springs

 

The vast majority of homes and businesses use either extension springs or torsion springs in their garage door systems. The concept of both types of springs is the same: the spring fights gravity to make it easier to lift the garage door off of the floor, then the pulley system does the actual lifting. But, the two types of springs differ in how they operate.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are bigger and bulkier than extension springs are. They’re also usually more expensive. However, they tend to last longer, and they’re also easier to lubricate and maintain. Instead of  stretch like extension springs, torsion springs twist to offset the gravitational force in order to get the garage door off of the ground. Unlike extension springs, when torsion springs break, they do not have the potential to go flying across the room, so a safety cable is usually not required.

 

Extension Springs 

Extension springs are smaller, lighter, and generally cheaper than torsion springs are. When the garage door closes, the extension springs elongate to assist the pulley system in opening the garage door. Extension springs are sometimes viewed as unsafe due to the possibility of the spring flying across the inside of the garage upon failure. However, safety cables are usually attached to extension springs, which reduces the possibility of injury. 

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Both types of springs have their upsides and downsides. In short, no matter which type of spring your garage door has, we can certainly repair it. And, if you’ve had this problem before and want to make the switch to the other type of spring, we can help with the conversion, too. Contact AG Smart Garage today to get started. Call 224-306-2985 to speak with one of our garage door repair experts today.

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Testimonials

Trusted by homeowners in the Chicagoland area

Jeff G.

Google 5 star review

...  Extremely pleased with all aspects of the work they performed.  ... professional. Shows up on time. Clearly explains his recommendations and the pros/cons of various options. Pricing is fair. He and his team take pride in their work. I have confidence the work was done well and am happy to recommend AG highly.

Alex P.

Google 5 star review

...  Their service was fantastic and the job was completed seamlessly, I got the sense they are very experienced professionals. They are friendly and I felt had my best interest in mind ... Would highly recommend this vendor to anyone looking for garage door repair or replacement needs you will be delighted with the results.

Wei L.

Google 5 star review

... helped me through the entire process. He's knowledgeable and patient while we were waiting for HOA response. Responsiveness, competitive pricing, professional installation are the other reasons I gave them a 5-star!

Peggy B.

Google 5 star review

...  arrived right on time. He was very polite and explained what he could do to repair the door as opposed to spending much more on a new door. I feel he was here to help eliminate my problem instead of looking for a big job profit. ...In less than an hour my garage door was repaired. I would highly recommend AG Smart Garage.

Kendra L.

Google 5 star review

... He arrived on time for the estimate and the service, wearing a mask. He kept me informed on all aspects, which I truly appreciated as communication is key for me. I felt like he was being honest and wasn't trying to rip me off as the previous company did ... Very professional, personable and knowledgeable. My overall experience was perfect!  100% satisfied

The Truth

Google 5 star review

... hard worker and does awesome work! Showed up exactly as promised. Had all the parts on hand and fixed my spring problem right away! Great to deal with and will use them in the future for me and everyone I know! Super happy with the work and went above and beyond! Thanks for your wonderful business! A+ across the board! You have a lifetime customer! Also the prices are great! You will not be disappointed!

K. Cooper

Google 5 star review

... was able to adjust his schedule to accommodate me. He arrived on time and completed the installation of my garage door opener in a timely manner. He also assisted me with setting up the MyQ account and ensured that everything was working properly ...  Thank you again.

Jeff G.

Google 5 star review

...  Extremely pleased with all aspects of the work they performed.  ... professional. Shows up on time. Clearly explains his recommendations and the pros/cons of various options. Pricing is fair. He and his team take pride in their work. I have confidence the work was done well and am happy to recommend AG highly.

Alex P.

Google 5 star review

...  Their service was fantastic and the job was completed seamlessly, I got the sense they are very experienced professionals. They are friendly and I felt had my best interest in mind ... Would highly recommend this vendor to anyone looking for garage door repair or replacement needs you will be delighted with the results.

Wei L.

Google 5 star review

... helped me through the entire process. He's knowledgeable and patient while we were waiting for HOA response. Responsiveness, competitive pricing, professional installation are the other reasons I gave them a 5-star!

Peggy B.

Google 5 star review

...  arrived right on time. He was very polite and explained what he could do to repair the door as opposed to spending much more on a new door. I feel he was here to help eliminate my problem instead of looking for a big job profit. ...In less than an hour my garage door was repaired. I would highly recommend AG Smart Garage.

Kendra L.

Google 5 star review

... He arrived on time for the estimate and the service, wearing a mask. He kept me informed on all aspects, which I truly appreciated as communication is key for me. I felt like he was being honest and wasn't trying to rip me off as the previous company did ... Very professional, personable and knowledgeable. My overall experience was perfect!  100% satisfied

The Truth

Google 5 star review

... hard worker and does awesome work! Showed up exactly as promised. Had all the parts on hand and fixed my spring problem right away! Great to deal with and will use them in the future for me and everyone I know! Super happy with the work and went above and beyond! Thanks for your wonderful business! A+ across the board! You have a lifetime customer! Also the prices are great! You will not be disappointed!

K. Cooper

Google 5 star review

... was able to adjust his schedule to accommodate me. He arrived on time and completed the installation of my garage door opener in a timely manner. He also assisted me with setting up the MyQ account and ensured that everything was working properly ...  Thank you again.

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