What is a Broken Spring on a Garage Door?

What is a Broken Spring on a Garage Door?

Your first question should be what is a broken spring on your garage door? Well a spring on your garage door is called a Torsion spring. Torsion springs system consists of one or two springs on a steel shaft. When the door is raised, the springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft. When the door is lowered, the springs unwind to the full tension.

A warning from a broken spring!

repaired spring
Picture of a broken spring

Garage door springs are under extreme tension and require appropriate safety precautions. Your preventative maintenance could help with your health and safety. Our commitment to our customers is top priority. We make sure our technicians are certified and accredited. Any incorrect installation of a garage door or any mechanical issue can cause serious injury and that is why we recommend our professional installation and or repair. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO INSTALL YOURSELF! Also, remember, the garage door weight will be increased because of the glass or insulation etc. The life of a Torsion spring may be greatly reduced, therefore we will put the suitable spring to the garage door.