At Direct Service, we specialize in garage door repair. Why replace your garage door when you could repair it? Most people don’t even consider the fact that a broken spring, or an off track door can be fixed. Whether your garage door spring is a torsion system or an extension spring system, our professionally trained technicians can fix your garage door same day. We offer 24 hour emergency service at no additional cost, 365 days a year.
Our trucks are fully stocked at all times with the highest quality springs and most garage door springs will be replaced on site the same day. Garage door springs are the single most important part on your garage door. Torsion springs counter-balance the weight of the door and make it light enough to be lifted manually or with the electric garage door opener.
Broken Torsion Springs
The torsion springs that help lower and raise your garage door are one of the most essential parts of its proper function. The average torsion spring only last for about 10,000 cycles (which is about 10 years with an average of 3-4 uses per day). Once these parts break down, your garage door will no longer be able to open and close. Direct Service Overhead specializes in torsion spring replacement because this is a problem that every garage door owner will encounter at some point.
Galvanized Torsion Springs Vs. Oil Tempered Torsion Springs
It is important to note that replacing torsion springs is dangerous and we never recommend this as a do-it-yourself project. These springs work by winding and releasing cables that support the entire weight of your garage door; in other words, this spring is under a great deal of tension. If not handled properly and professionally, it could result in serious injury. Instead of taking on this project by yourself, call the experts at Direct Service Overhead.
Off track garage doors are among the most dangerous of garage door problems. If your door comes off-track do not attempt to fix it, call a professional immediately. When a garage door is under extreme duress it will come off track. In most cases this can be fixed, however, this generally happens because multiple parts on your door are going bad and need to be replaced. In most cases, when a home owner attempts to fix this issue themselves, it only adds to the problems and could easily result in injury or damage to more valuable personal property (Like your car). Call the professionals, we guarantee same day service for off track garage doors.
There are several different styles of rollers that are installed on a garage door. No matter the type, rollers break from time to time. Most use metal rollers with exposed bearings or plastic rollers with no bearings at all and are prone to cracking with long term use. Our company uses specialized 13 ball bearing nylon rollers with sealed bearing, leaving your home with a quiet and smooth experience as well as extended cycle life. Rollers are the single most vital part on any garage door due to the fact that they support 100% of the doors weight when in the air.
The cables on your garage door are located on each side of the door, they connect to the drums and allow the door to rise evenly. Many times cables fray, primarily due to the fact that they are made with a low strand count. 7X7 are the industry standard. At Direct Service Overhead we use 7X19 air craft cables to maximize the life our customers get out of their parts.
Drums are critical to the proper operation of your garage door. Each drum must be set correctly and in good working condition in order to properly balance your garage door and avoid an off spool.
Over time, drums begin to break down and the grooves begin to sharpen leading to direct damage to of your cables. Ask your technician about our commercial grade drums today.
A garage door is a complicated system, with so many moving parts they can be as dangerous as they are confusing for homeowners. Here is a breakdown of some of the other key components of your garage door that can go wrong. Not to worry, we fix them all.