Your Garage Door Won’t Open. Now What?

You hit the wall button or your remote control and your garage door won’t open. Now what? You check the emergency release on the motor and it is engaged. You check to make sure you have power to your garage door opener and there’s no issue there. So why is the garage door not opening?

Most likely, your garage door torsion springs have broken. Great! Not what you wanted to deal with today but here you are. Torsion springs are extremely dangerous to change and hiring a professional is the only way to go with this type of repair. So, the next thing you need to do is call a licensed garage door repair company, like Baldwin Garage Doors and Gates, to replace your springs. We offer same day appointments and don’t charge an arm and a leg to do it. Your first born is safe too! Ha! The average cost to replace your torsion springs is under $500 and we will give your garage door a tune up while we’re at it. Your door will not only run smoothly, but your car will no longer be stuck! Heavier garage doors, like those made of real wood, require larger torsion springs to operate, increasing the cost slightly.  

The average residential garage door out there can operate with only one torsion spring installed but we recommend two. The second acts as a kind of insurance policy and the difference in cost is minimal. You will have the peace of mind knowing that if one of your springs break a few years down the road, you still have the second one working and your garage door will still be able to open and your car will not be stuck in the garage at a completely inconvenient time.

Here at Baldwin Garage Doors and Gates, we install Long Life torsion springs that last an average of 5-10 years, depending on how often your garage door is used, meaning you won’t have to call us back so quickly. We stand behind our work and each spring installation comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty.

So, if your garage door won’t open, no need to fret! Call Baldwin Garage Doors and Gates and we will have your garage door running smoothly again in no time!