Basics on Garage Door Torsion Spring Repair

There is a wide variety of garage doors from swing up to sectional garage doors. These garage doors are designed in different shapes, styles, and sizes.

You can choose the size of the garage door according to your needs from double 16×7 to single 8×7 garages. Some garage doors are constructed with a single panel and others with multiple panels. You can choose a metal, fiberglass, or wood garage door with some customized options such as windows, locks, panels, and other security accessories you may think about. However, all types of garage doors have one common thing is how they are functional and its operating mechanism which is involved to make the machine magical.

Garage door torsion springs repair should be handled by professional garage door experts including Pro Garage Door Repair Minneapolis. It is a very common type of garage door repair. On average, a garage door spring has a specific life span which 5 to 7 years depending on the quality and manufacturing of the springs.

Some overhead garage doors are constructed with either one large torsion springs or two larger springs mounted on each side of the garage door depending on the systems of the garage door. It is not advised for anyone to attempt the garage door spring repair without having proper experience and tools. If you want to attempt it on your own, you are running under a high risk of injuries to your hands, head, and legs. Believe me, it is not worth it at all, you may even lose your life. 

When your garage door has more than one spring and one of them got broken, it is highly recommended that replace all the torsion springs at the same time to avoid further damages to the garage door panels and their other components. Even though the garage door system will work efficiently with one correct spring, you may be running under a high risk of injuries. Using an old spring with the combination of new springs will impose a heavy load on the garage door motor and the new spring. It will decrease its overall life span and leaving you with more headaches and expenses. In most dangerous situations, the garage door may fall on you without warning you, causing damage to garage door panels, cables, and opener does not matter what and who may be underneath it when the torsion spring eventually snaps. 

If you have installed a garage door with a single spring mechanism, it is highly suggested that upgrade the system to double strong springs. Modern garage doors are equipped with strong double torsion springs which help the garage door to hold in place and safety devices for extra-ordinary security. These are the safety features that are used by the automatic garage door. These components are easily available for a cheap replacement. So it is good to save money, time, and to replace them at once. 

It is highly suggested that hire a garage door repair technician if you have any confusion regarding garage door springs before attempting it on your own.