Mar 18, 2021

Why a Garage Door Spring Repair is NOT a DIY Project!


Let’s first start by first explaining what a garage door spring is used for. A garage door spring is basically the tool the garage door uses to do it’s heavy lifting. It’s set up is a tension system which means there is always some sort of tension attached to the spring to enable the easy open and close of the door. (No it’s actually not the garage door opener that does the heavy lifting, it’s just taking the place of the manually lifting. Giving you the luxury and ease of just pushing a button for example.)

Next we would like to mention that there are several types of garage door systems and some do resemble each other but have completely different parts. Since all the garage door parts work in unison, if one part fails so does the rest of the system. Sometimes with catastrophic consequences. Such as a garage door landing on top of a car or even somebody. Most garage doors range in weight anywhere from 70 lbs. to 400 lbs. -Not something you want landing on you!

As many Garage Door Professionals will tell you a garage door spring replacement is not something you should ever attempt on your own or even with someone else if you haven’t been fully trained. Since there any many working and moving parts one wrong move can leave you badly hurt or worse…do i really have to say it? Garage Door Professional are highly trained in their field of expertise. Also in my experience no two doors are ever exactly the same. Garage Door Spring Repair n Virginia Beach should be taken seriously. Now DIY projects definitely have there place in life for example a nice garden, delicious chocolate cake or even a nice new coat of paint in the living room. The good thing about these types of projects is the worse you can do is fail. However with garage doors if you fail it probably means a trip to the emergency room. And this is not to scare anyone, only to inform. This actually reminds me of a true story I encountered several years back.

This story starts as I walked into a customers garage expecting to repair his broken garage door spring, as he had told me prior, that’s what his problem was. Except what I found was much more disturbing. His hand and arm was bandages up pretty good and there were drops of blood EVERYWHERE. Like seriously everywhere. Blood on the garage door, the wall, the floor, even on the refrigerator which was standing next to the garage door. I asked him what happened here. He looked back embarrassed and proceeded to tell me that he attempted to repair his garage door spring himself because he saw someone do it on utube and was convinced he also could do it since he considered himself mechanically inclined. So as I continued listening to his story he told me he didn’t just try to fix it once or even twice but three time ending up in the emergency all 3 times. I laughed because what else can you say at that point. But I did suggest that maybe he should have given us a call at least after the first emergency room visit. So I can never be sure if it was the stitches or maybe the doctors advise that finally talked some sense into him. However none the less within a couple of hours his garage door was fixed and I was one my way. A true story like this brings a whole new level to garage door safety… all you need to know is YES Garage Doors are Dangerous and YES only a Garage Door Professional should repair your garage door. Give us a call if you need a garage door repair. We offer Same Day Service in the Virginia Beach and surrounding area.

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We are so thankful for J & S!!! I requested for someone from their team to come out and repair our garage door spring. Just a few short hours later, I received a phone call from ADAM saying he was on his way. Upon arrival he assessed the garage door and explained what needed to be done to ensure that it will run properly again. He was very thorough and fair with the estimate, did the work quickly and efficiently (less than an hour), and was very pleasant to work with. I will highly recommend him and this company to all of my family and friends!!!! Thank you again!

Maria Covington

My garage door spring broke. Called J&S and Adam came out help replace my spring and oiled my door very quickly and reliable. Sounds better than before it broke. Definitely would recommend to a friend.

Chris Barnes

J&S came out and installed a new opener! The mechanic that came out was Zachary, he was knowledgeable and helpful. He explained everything so I could understand. I could tell he really enjoys what he does. Which also tells me he works for a good company. Thanks guys for job well done!

Justin Wright

I had a Broken spring and J&S came out and did a wonderful Job! Thank you!

Leslie Mann

I am so thankful that I chose to do business with this company. I called on Tuesday and the guy that I spoke with gave me a fair estimate. He was really nice. He set me up for an install for today ( Friday). The technician was Zachery. He was very professional and very friendly. He explained everything to me. This company did not disappoint.

LoLo Hanna

What a great company and amazing people! We had 4 garage doors replaced and could not be more pleased with the outcome! From the first phone call from Joe to the install from Rob, the process could have not been more easy! Rob is AMAZING! He took the necessary time to do the install and then provided a complete explanation of the new doors. He also installed a new door opener on our “big” door and took the time to not only explain and show us, he also linked all of the remotes to work with the other doors. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Gregory - Valerie Ring

J&S originally installed my garage door opener back in 2016. I was having issues with the door closing so I called them yesterday. They scheduled an appointment for today and sent Adam. He was on time and professional. Adam was able to replace the sensors and made sure the indoor switch worked as well as the car remotes before he left. He wasn’t even here a full hour and had the job complete!

Shawn Wright

Exceptional service! Knowledgeable, friendly technicians Adam and Carlos. I highly recommend J&S for service

Tracy Hardee

I had a great experience! Adam arrived on time after calling that he was on his way. He explained everything, was professional, and fixed the problem very quickly. I already have them saved for any garage service in the future.

Megan Rosten

This by far has been one of the best repair experiences that I have ever had. I contacted the company in the morning and a technician was dispatched the same day and completely finished installing two new Garage door openers, and additional door support. The technician, Adam was professional, but yet personable. I highly recommend J & S Overhead Garage Door Service.

Melvin Marriner