Fixing Torsion Springs on your Garage Door
Torsion springs are designed to lift the majority of the weight of a garage door. They make it possible for the door to be opened with a remote or manually. If your torsion spring is broken the garage door may not even be able to open manually even. Springs wear out as time goes on because of the constant weight and tension being put on them. If you need a torsion spring garage door repair, you need to assess whether or not you can reasonably do it yourself or if you need to call a professional. If you are generally good with tools and are able to fix problems easily you surely can fix your torsion spring yourself. If you aren’t so good with tools and easy fixes, this might be a complicated process full of headaches for you.
If you do decide to do the torsion springs repair yourself you will need to make sure that you have all the proper tools and equipment. Depending on your garage door the size of the spring will vary. It’s a good idea to remove the broken spring before you go out to buy a new one so you have a reference for size. If you get and install an incorrect size it could cause a lot more damage to your garage door. A smaller spring on a large garage will be able to bear the weight and if it popped off it could fly and hit someone standing in the garage, causing serious injury. Also, replacing both springs at the same time is best, even if only one is broken. Changing them at the same time will help your garage run better because the springs will have equal wear and tear.
If you decide this job is too much for you to do and want to call a professional do research and read reviews online to find someone who has good reviews and is reliable for your garage door spring repair.