The Role of Springs In Garage Doors

In essence, there are two types of springs used in garage doors: torsion and extension springs. Torsion springs, located above the closed door, wind up as the door lowers while extension springs along both tracks stretch out as weight is applied onto them during closing.This process creates potential energy that assists in lifting your hefty metal beast (also known as a garage door) next time you need to get inside.

Symptoms Of A Broken Spring

You might be asking yourself – "How will I know if my spring has gone rogue?" Good question. Here are some telltale signs:

  • Your opener strains more than usual,
  • The top section buckles under pressure,
  • You hear loud bangs from your garage area for no apparent reason – sounds scarier than it is.