Broken Springs

What do garage door springs do?

The most common type of garage door system is a torsion spring system. Torsion springs are typically mounted horizontally above the door opening. The springs and cables are what actually lift the door. The opener simply guides the door and assists the door when...

How often do springs need to be replaced?

There is no sure-fire way to tell how long a spring will last. It depends how often the door is getting used. You could also have a defective spring from the manufacturer as well which will affect the lifespan of the spring. If you notice your garage opening slower or...

Is it possible to open my garage door if it has a broken spring?

A garage door should not be opened until the spring is repaired. It can be VERY dangerous and, in all cases, the smartest thing to do is call a local garage door expert to repair this issue. For detailed instructions on how to open your garage door manually, watch the...

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