Things to Know about Your Garage Door Springs

The safety of a garage door is directly attributed to the system components working together.

  1. Torsion Springs (located above the door) are now the most common type of garage door springs.
  2. Most doors require two springs that work in tandem to make your door system work smoothly. Spring pairs should be replaced together, since the mate is likely to fail soon after the first, and any possible savings in parts isn’t worth the extra effort to repeat the work later.
  3. Correct spring size is determined by factors such as the weight and height of the door. For example, garage door springs are designed to accommodate the original intended weight of the door. If additional weight is added to the door sections after the original door installation, the door could become unbalanced such that operation is not smooth, possibly even resulting in damaged or broken springs.
  4. If your garage door is out of balance or has a broken spring it will adversely affect your garage door opener motor as it could become overworked or cease functioning.

Your garage door’s smooth operation depends on having the right springs working properly. These are NOT good DIY projects. If you have an out of balance door or broken spring – Call a Professional.