At Unity Garage Door Repair & Installation, we are always ready to provide top-notch services to our customers, no matter the situation and time in the day.
Recently, we received an emergency call for Emergency Garage Door Springs from a customer in Shady Banks Fort Lauderdale, whose garage door cable had come loose, preventing the door from going up and down.
Upon inspection, our garage door technician identified that the Extension Springs were over-stretched, leading to this issue.
In this project post, we'll detail the steps taken to perform an Extension Springs Installation and replace the extension springs, including the Broken Extension Spring, to restore the functionality of the garage door.

At the time of the customer's call, the technician from Unity Garage Door Repair & Installation was wrapping up a garage door broken springs replacement project in Tarpon River, Fort Lauderdale, actually near the neighborhoods favorite The Riverside Market Cafe, which is approximately 15 minutes away from the Shady Banks location.
Despite being engrossed in wrapping up the previous project, the technician didn't waste time and immediately call the customer with an ETA. Especially in emergency garage door call we made it a priority to respond and keep excellent communication with the customer. 

With remarkable efficiency, the technician swiftly arrived at the location, ready to tackle the emergency at hand.
Garage Door torsion Springs replacement is a quicker task then the extension spring, a replacement of garage door torsion springs typically takes 15 to 45 minutes, was no match for the technician's expertise. In record time, the issue was resolved, leaving the relieved client in awe of the technician's skill and dedication.


Understanding Extension Springs

In the garage door industry, Extension springs are a commonly used system, especially in older homes. Shady Banks Fort Lauderdale, like many neighborhoods in the area, has a significant number of houses built between 1950 and 1970. As a result, it's no surprise that extension springs are prevalent here.

Garage Door Extension springs work by stretching and contracting to support the garage door's weight and assist in the opening and closing process. However, due to the frequent use and springs aging, extension springs may wear out and eventually break, leading to Broken garage door spring and garage door malfunctions.

The Extension Springs Repair Process



Upon arrival, our technician carefully examined the garage door. And all the garage door components.
The customer's cable had come off the pulley due to the extension springs being over-stretched. It was evident that both springs needed replacement.



After discussing the situation with the customer, we advised replacing both Extension springs to ensure optimal performance and safety.

Steps to Replace Extension Springs

  • Lift the door to the open position (can be done manually) and lock it in place with a pair of vice grips.
  • Disconnect the garage door from the opener to prevent any unwanted movement during the repair.
  • Release the tension of the spring by removing the cable from the fixed pulley.
  • Open the bolt of the moving pulley and take the pulley out.
  • Carefully disconnect one side of the springs' safety cable.
  • Lower the old spring and remove it from the door.
  • Take the safety cable and thread it through the new spring. Then, connect the spring to the back hang of the door (punch angle) and reattach the safety cable to its place.
  • Guide the main spring cable through the moving pulley and reconnect it to the new spring.
  • Put the main wire back on the fixed pulley.
  • Repeat the same steps on the other side of the door.


Potential Risks

Replacing garage door extension springs is a task that requires experience, proper tools, and safety precautions. The springs hold significant tension, and mishandling them can lead to injuries or property damage. 

It super important to hire a garage door professional technician from Unity Garage Door Repair & Installation to carry out the replacement safely and efficiently. Extension spring because they are less common, its a speciality. 

Technician Skills and Company Commitment


At Unity Garage Door Repair & Installation, our technicians are highly skilled and experienced in handling all types of garage door repairs, including Replace a garage door spring and broken springs Fort Lauderdale

We take pride in our quick response time, and in this particular project, we reached the customer's location in just 30 minutes for a Free evaluation of the Emergency Garage Door Springs.
Customer satisfaction and safety are our top priorities, and we always strive to exceed expectations, take the time and explain the garage door issue in every project.

To summarize:
The replacement of
Garage Door Springs Fort Lauderdale is a critical repair that ensures the smooth functioning and safety of the garage door. In the Shady Banks Fort Lauderdale project, our technician from Unity Garage Door Repair & Installation successfully replaced the extension springs, resolving the emergency situation promptly.
Remember, for any garage door repair or garage door spring breaks, it's best to rely on skilled professionals to guarantee the best results and avoid potential risks.