There are many different garage doors; from roll-up sectional to swing up and down. They come in many different sizes and shapes, from a 16×7 two-car garage to a single 8×7 car garage. Some have multiple panels, some are single size. They can also be metal or wood and have custom windows, locks, and just about any security accessory, you can think of. However, one thing that they all have in common is how they operate and the mechanical parts that are involved to make the magic happen.
Broken torsion springs: this is the most common garage door repair. On average, a garage door spring has a life span of 8-12 years depending on a manufacturer and the quality of the spring. Some garage doors come with either 1 large torsion spring or 2 on each side making a total of 4 springs. It is never recommended for anyone to attempt the repair without the experience and proper tools of a professional like Tarrant County Door and Gate. If this is attempted, you are running a high risk of injury to your hand and fingers. Trust me, it is not worth it. (Google image: garage door spring repair injury )
When your garage door has more than one spring and one breaks or loses its tension, it is recommended that you replace all of the torsion springs at once to prevent further damage to the garage door and its components.
Even though the garage door will function(if you decide to simply replace one), you may be running the risk of having the older springs break causing a heavier load on the new spring and degrading its life span.
In some extreme cases, the garage door would drop without warning with no safety support, causing damage to the cables, panels, and the opener, not to mention what and who may be underneath it when the spring snaps.
Save yourself the time and money, get them all replaced at once!
It is recommended that you contact your local garage door repair company if you have any questions regarding spring or any other repairs to your garage door before you attempt them yourself.