Garage door comes in different styles such as, roller, sectional, Up & Over, and swing up garage doors. They are created in various shapes, sizes, and styles from 16×7 garage doors which are ideal for two cars to 8×7 garage doors which are suitable for one car.
Some garage doors are designed with multiple panels and others are with a single panel. They are also created from metal, wood, steel, aluminum, and fiberglass material. You can customize them with unique windows, locks, and many other features and security accessories you may think of. However, there is one common thing that they all have is how they are operated and mechanical parts that are linked to run these magical machines.
Garage door torsion spring replacement is the most common type of fixing project which is applied on the garage door. On average, garage door spring has an estimated life span of 10 to 12 years depending on the quality of the springs provided by the manufacturer.
The garage door is installed with either single torsion spring or two extension springs which are placed on the sides of garage door depending on the type of garage door system. It is not suggested for anyone to perform the garage door spring repair and replacement without proper experience and tools. If it is attempted, you are working under the high risk of injuries to your head, hands, and fingers. Trust me; DIY garage door spring replacement is not worthy at all.
If your garage door has more than one spring and one of them become loose then it is suggested that replace the both springs at the same time to prevent further damages of the other components. If you have decided to replace the one, you will be running under the high risk, even though your garage door will work properly. The older spring will break due to the heavier load and the life of new springs will decrease which will give you headaches of additional expenses.
In some cases, the garage door may suddenly drop without giving warning which will cause to the damages of panels, cables, and garage door opener. Nothing will evaluate that what and who may be underneath them when garage door springs snaps. On the other side, if your garage door has single spring, it is suggested that you can change them with the double spring system.
They help to operate the garage door when one of them got damaged. These safety features are applied in most of the modern garage doors. Their parts are easily available in the market to make quick and inexpensive garage door spring replacement which will also save your time.
It is always recommended that always contact a local garage door repair technician near you if you have any question regarding torsion garage door springs before attempting any DIY projects.