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Dakota Door Sales - Garage Door Service
Dakota Door Sales - Garage Door Service

Your Leading Spring Repair Professionals Since 1997

Dakota Door Sales is proud to provide all of our local Central Tennessee business owners and residents with best-in-class garage door spring repair services. Since 1997, our team of dedicated service professionals has maintained valuable relationships with our customers and our community, providing service on the foundation of integrity, quality workmanship, and complete customer satisfaction. Contact us today for garage door spring repair near you!

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Garage Door Springs: What Are They? What Do They Do?

If you’ve been around for as long as we have, chances are that you remember slinkies! In case you don’t recall, slinkies were a colorful coiling toy that expanded and contracted, boinging around as they went. While your garage door springs aren’t exactly colorful, or even half as fun as slinkies were, they serve a very important purpose for garage door function and are strikingly similar to the familiar toy. 

Garage door springs are the tightly coiled metal “slinkies” situated just above your garage door (torsion springs) or stretched just along either side (extension springs). However, these springs are nothing to play with. They hold an extreme amount of tension that makes them quite dangerous upon interaction. Your tightly coiled garage door springs work to counterbalance the weight of your garage door. They do this by rotating or extending to release some of that tension while your garage door system is in operation and recoiling back into place in preparation for their next use. 

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Spring Repair Signs You Should Know

Naturally, over time, your garage door springs like any other piece of hardware will become worn out and break. When this happens, you’ll hear a resounding pop emit from your garage and you want to be out of harm’s way if possible. Before your garage door springs get to this point, they will begin to show some warning signs that necessary spring replacement is near. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Your garage door springs are approaching the end of their lifespan

Garage door springs are only made to last roughly 7-10 years, or 10,000 cycles, with one cycle being a complete opening and closing of your garage door. As your springs approach this lifespan they will weaken and become more easily breakable.

Your garage door springs have 3-4” gaps in between the coils

Gaps between coils is a major sign that you need garage door spring repair. When the coils become loose, this means that your spring is lacking the necessary tension to counterbalance the weight of the door. That unsupported weight will undoubtedly cause your springs to snap. Remember this about your coils: loose = lacking, tight = tension.

Your garage door is slamming shut

If your garage door slams shut, chances are the weight is not being appropriately distributed upon closing. This points directly to an issue with your garage door springs. It’s best to schedule repairs immediately to prevent your door collapsing on you, your loved ones, or your belongings. At that point, garage door spring repair will only be one problem in a larger list of additional worries.

Schedule Garage Door Spring Repair With Us Today!

Garage door spring repair is nothing to take lightly. Luckily, you have the support of the entire Dakota Door Sales team in times of trouble. Simply give us a call, or fill out our online contact form for friendly, professional garage door spring repair near you! We look forward to serving you at your home or business location in Central Tennessee. 

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  • Highly pleased with the door and the install. They do excellent work!

    Rusty Payne Avatar Rusty Payne
    November 17, 2023

    The guys that came out were great! They figured out my problem and showed me how to resolve it step by step. Highly recommend there services! I will use them again when I need to.

    Pamela G Avatar Pamela G
    November 14, 2023

    Great service ! Prompt arrival and knowledgeable technician. Highly recommend !

    charles keller Avatar charles keller
    November 7, 2023
  • Dakota Door Sales earned my business. I wasn't sure where I was going to be purchasing my garage door from, until I had interactions with Dakota and Rob over the phone. I was pleased with the price and information given to me, but still hadn't made my decision and I didn't have to make a quick decision, as my garage door was still functional. Right up until the morning that it quit functioning. The door was stuck midway and had bent the track. I called and spoke with Rob early that morning. He didn't promise me that they could come out that day, but Rob went out of his way to come out late that afternoon and I was surprised that he was able to get the door shut. I decided to give my business to them and they had my door in stock and scheduled me quickly. Jay came out to do my installation, doing a wonderful job and followed some special instructions that I had asked to make other future projects easier for me to get completed. Great job all the way around by Dakota, Rob and Jay!

    William Jones Avatar William Jones
    November 7, 2023

    Rob is the best! Great job!

    Rj Hahn Avatar Rj Hahn
    October 31, 2023

    Rob did a great job replacing the belt on our 20 year old garage door and making a few adjustments. Is working fine now so we are very happy. If have problems with the other doors will not hesitate to call Dakota.

    Howard Bowling Avatar Howard Bowling
    October 24, 2023

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