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Garage doors use one of two types of springs: torsion springs and extension springs. You will find the torsion springs just above the door when it is closed. The extension ones sit right above the tracks on both sides of the door.
Torsion & Extension Springs
Torsion springs provide most, 95%, of the lifting power for your garage door. Lifting and lower a heavy garage door put a lot of stress on them.
Hence, the most common repair associated with doors is torsion spring replacement. The tension the springs will eventually get the better out of them, and they will break. For that reason, it is highly recommended to inspect them every once in a while to make sure they don't surprise you.
Extension springs come in sets, one each above the right and left track. Usually, a safety cable runs through the spring and attaches to the wall or ceiling of the garage. In the event of a breakage, this keeps the spring or pieces of metal from flying around and injuring someone.
Some older doors may not have this safety feature. If you do not see any safety cables attached to your extension springs, contact us as soon as possible as this might be very risky.
Attempting to install any type of springs yourself, given the extreme tension that these parts are under, could result in serious injury. Our professionals have the right tools and experience to do the job safely.
Out of Balance Springs
If your springs are out of balance, you likely will have a difficult time opening and closing your door.
Your door should open and close smoothly, whether automatically or by hand. If it does not, that means the springs may be out of balance, and it is time to call our team for further assistance.
It is always a good idea to regularly maintain your garage door. This includes a visual inspection of the springs, tracks, door, and engine controls.
If you need any assistance with your springs, count on our professionals. Remember these parts are dangerous, and it is highly not recommended to handle them by yourself.