Epoxy Garage Floor Springs

Broken epoxy garage floor springs are a real hassle and a serious safety hazard if you don’t address them properly. This is one of your most common repair tasks at Team Taylor Doors. Let’s go over what you should do if your epoxy garage floor springs start to show signs of wear and tear.

Why Are Broken Epoxy Garage Floor Springs a Problem?

The springs are by far the most dangerous part of the epoxy garage floor. If a spring gets loose, it can fly off and either put a hole into something in your garage or even kill whoever it strikes. That’s reason enough to make this your most important upkeep check.

The spring does most of the heavy-duty lifting. There’s a lot of tension as it winds and unwinds to close the door. Because of all the tension, if it ever gets slightly loose, it has the potential to become a dangerous projectile.

Springs usually break at their highest point when they fully stretch (with the door closed). Sometimes they break during operation, but, 90% of the time it’s when the spring stretches out all the way. If it occurs while the door is in operation, it will cause the door to crash to the ground.

Fortunately, modern epoxy garage floor designs have come a long way and this doesn’t happen as frequently. Better safety standards and the use of safety cables greatly mitigate the risk of projectile springs. There is still, however, a lot of danger for a spring flying off, particularly if you’re inside the garage.

This is one of the reasons Team Taylor Doors highly emphasizes the valuable repair services and inspections we do. It’s the best way to ward off a potentially horrible situation with your epoxy garage floor spring.

Don’t Change Springs By Yourself

Changing a epoxy garage floor spring on your own is a bad idea. Since it’s unpredictable and can fly off unexpectedly, changing it requires expert attention. Even people who know what they’re doing have gotten killed or hurt doing this, so we highly recommend NOT changing one by yourself.

Epoxy Garage Floor Spring Life Expectancy

Your epoxy garage floor spring will probably last for about 10,000 cycles (opening/closing it). Depending on your insulation and wall thickness, it can support between 200 and 650 pounds. Therefore, if you have the correct size of equipment, it should last a while.

However, given the severity of epoxy garage floor spring problems, you should let us inspect it at least once a year. One of our technicians can look over all the critical components and let you know if the spring is deteriorating prematurely.

If you want to learn more about epoxy garage floor springs, check out this post we did on their life expectancy. In that piece, we talk more about keeping an eye out for rusty springs and monitoring how old they’re getting. Generally, you can expect to hold onto your spring for about seven years if you open/close your door twice a day.

Get Broken Epoxy Garage Floor Springs Fixed at Team Taylor Doors

Homeowners that take care of their doors don’t need to panic over epoxy garage floor springs, but it merits your attention. As we said, the best preventative measure is to let Team Taylor Doors perform routine checks on it once or twice a year. Our staff is fully licensed and insured to handle any safety checks on any type of epoxy garage floor.

We always get high marks for the work we do for your clients in and around Lee’s Summit City. You can read through more than 400 5-star ratings on Google Reviews that fully attest to that. Our business holds full accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and BloggerLocal considers us the #1 Epoxy Garage Floor Repair Service.

Now that you know what to do with broken epoxy garage floor springs, feel free to contact us at any time for all your service needs.

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