Garage Door Spring Replacement
Broken garage door springs is the most dangerous and difficult job to perform regarding garage doors and their parts.
it is usually pretty obvious when a spring is broken, the door
won't work and the spring is in two pieces. Broken springs will need to be
replaced. garage door spring replacement
There are two different types of garage door springs used on sectional doors: torsion and side mounted spring. When the door is close, the garage door spring tension is high, when the door is open, the pressure drops. If you have one broken spring, both door springs should be replaced, otherwise the other spring, already worn, is likely to fail. The most important safety tip to remember when replacing garage door springs is to replace both of them at once to avoid causing further damage.
Torsion springs are present on the sides of your garage door. These are long and heavy spring that make lifting easier by being under initial tension with the door closed above and parallel to the top of the garage door frame. The tension in the coiled spring is what makes it easier to open the door from a closed position.
Side-mounted or extension springs are heavy, long and mount to both sides on top of the door track and use a round rod to connect to the sides of the door and come under tension when the garage door is closed to make lifting the door easier.
Is your garage door spring broken?
When the door is close, the garage door spring tension is high position, when the door is open, the pressure drops. If you have one broken spring, both door springs should be replaced (torsion and side mounted springs), otherwise the other spring, already worn, is likely to fail. The result will be dealing with the same emergency again.