Rolling Gate Spring Washington
Rolling Gate Spring Washington
There are many possible reasons which can prevent a rolling gate in Washington DC from working properly. One of the most common reasons, one that we are dealing with almost on a daily base while servicing industrial rolling gates in Washington DC is a busted spring. In most cases, the person who try to use the rolling gate, find that it is difficult to open up the gate, and in many cases it is even impossible to do that. The next thing the store owners do is to go and buy grease, thinking that greasing the gate is going to solve all problems. The thing is that using grease to try and make a rolling gate with a broken spring work is like trying to make a car with no engine work with adding more fuel to it. It just won’t make vehicle work.
The next thing he does is to search for a company who offer industrial rolling gate services Washington DC. When the rolling gate owner call, and being asked what is wrong with the rolling gate or the door, he answer that he need an expert to service the door, since it is impossible to open it. When we arrive, we find many times that someone tried to repair the gate by over greasing it, or by trying repeatedly to open the gate using the gate operator, and it usually end with no success. The reason is that there is one solution to a rolling gate with a broken spring, and it doesn’t matter if it is a rolling gate in Downtown Washington, or busted roll up gate in Shaw, there is a need for a new spring, or – in some cases – there is a need to repair the broken spring.
Busted rolling gate spring Washington DC
When the spring is busted, there are two ways to solve the issue: The recommended one is to replace the spring with a new custom made spring. The second, which we consider only as temporary repair and usually doesn’t last for long (And also not always possible), will be to fix the broken spring. And here might be the right time to declare something about a busted rolling gate: the same as overhead door, or garage gates, using a rolling gate when the spring is busted is dangerous, and should be fixed by a qualified repairman.
You need to understand one thing about commercial rolling gates: Even if it is a motor operated rolling gate, what makes it easy to open up and close the gate is not the electric operator, but the spring. When the spring break, the motor need to replace it in opening the gate, and this is something dangerous. It can be a busted torsion rolling gate in Washington DC, or industrial overhead garage door, when the spring is broken, the gate is off tracks, or anything else that prevent the rolling gate from working safely, it should not be used.
The spring broke, what now?
Before you go and try to “force” the rolling gate to work, first you need to make sure that the reason the gate is stuck and can’t be opened is indeed a problem with the spring and not something else. In case the spring is busted, you will need to hire a local gate company in Washington DC who specialize in industrial rolling gates. On of those companies in Washington DC is American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation, which offer emergency rolling gates services in Washington.
If you will choose to ignore the problem, the gate will get stuck in a way that will prevent you from using it. In the worst cases the gate can collapse, since the tension of the spring that hold the gate in place does not exist anymore. In that case you will need emergency rolling door repair service, and since the springs are custom made, you will need to wait for us to return with the spring for the gate.
Where can I get a rolling gate spring?
The springs of the rolling gates is not something you can simply go to the nearest hardware store and get them. Each rolling gate in Washington DC require its own size of spring. It can be torsion spring or push up spring, the springs are created for a specific gate! The steel spring which will fit a rolling gate in Washington DC, might not be the right spring for a rolling gate in District Of Columbia. A qualified rolling gate technician have the ability to measure the gate in a way that will make sure that the right spring will be manufactured for the gate. Using the wrong spring can end with 2 things: It will not make the gate operable again, and second: It will be dangerous to use the gate.
Can I install the new spring myself (DIY)?
Unless you are a qualified rolling gate repairman, you should not try and replace the broken spring by yourself. It is dangerous and unsafe. Assuming that you were able to purchase the right spring for the rolling gate (Close to impossible in case you have no previous knowledge about rolling gates in Washington DC, since just to measure the gate require knowledge) replacing industrial rolling gate spring can be risky. There are heavy duty commercial gates in Washington DC, and there are parts that can be dangerous. Just think about a commercial gate with a busted spring, the tension of the spring is enormous, and misuse of the spring can lead to serious injuries.
What you need for spring replacement:
- You need tools for the job.
- You need part for the job.
- You need knowledge for the job.
- You need the spring for the gate.
- You need to be able to handle commercial gates.
- You need a tall ladder.
- You need to be qualified.
What type of spring there are in Washington DC?
If you own a store, a warehouse or a commercial space in Washington, and the rolling gate is stuck since the spring broke, it is most likely that your rolling gate is equipped with one of the two: Torsion spring, or push up gate spring (With drums). Usually the torsion springs are installed over the heavy duty gates, which are being operated multiple times every day. The other type of spring are install on the smaller gates, which are not being used many times. For example: If you own a small storefront roll down gate in Distric Of Columbia, you do not need a heavy duty torsion spring, but if you own a commercial heavy duty rolling gate, torsion spring might become a must.
Can the gate still be used?
Yes, although the spring is broken or weak, it might still be able to open the gate. But, USING ROLLING GATE IN Washington DC with broken spring is dangerous!! Using the gate with a broken spring will eventually lead to a broken operator as well. Not to mention the risk you are taking when you are using a gate with a broken gate. The best thing you can do is to contact a gate serviceman who service Washington DC to come and fix the rolling gate and replace the spring, so the gate will be safe for use again.
It might look tempting to go on and use the gate although the spring is broken, thinking that you only use the gate once in a while, so why should you invest in replacing the spring. But here come the problem: Many business owners in Washington DC wait and delay the repair until it is too late, and the gate is completely stuck. Now when the gate is stuck few things can happen:
- You will not be able to open the gate.
- You will need emergency repair service.
- The repair will take longer and cost more.
- It might lead to bigger issues.
- The gate will become extremely dangerous.
American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation, Washington DC
We service industrial gates and overhead doors in Washington DC. You might be in need for gate repair in District Of Columbia, or for emergency gate repair in Washington DC, American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation will be there for you. Servicing rolling gates in Washington DC is what we do, and we like to think that we do it best. With our same day service, and since we have the ability to repair most gate issues on the spot, we will be there for you today. Need the service ASAP? We are here. We are ready to service in type of roll up door in Washington DC: From garage door repair in Fairfax VA to roll down gate repair North Virginia, to overhead door repair in Manassas, or storefront gate service in Washington DC, American Roll Up Door Repair & Installation are here for you. Get in touch with us for same day service.