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A broken garage door spring is serious.
Your garage door spring can break anytime, and many people think replacing it is something you can do yourself. But BEWARE – your torsion system can still be under high tension and unless you know what you are doing and have the proper tools, replacing a broken garage door spring can be very dangerous – it can cause loss of limbs or worse.
A broken garage door spring is usually the reason your garage door won’t open.
Your torsion springs sit above the garage door. You will see cables at the end of each side of your garage door. When torsion springs release, the cables lift the door from the bottom up. Broken springs can sometimes cause the cables to be thrown off or wrapped around the torsion tube. Trying to open the door in this condition can do more damage to the garage door.
If you think you have a broken garage door spring needing repair, call our service number, 408-872-9338, and we will have a trained technician out the same day to get that door open and working again.
Most garage doors have two springs and when one spring breaks, it is safe to assume that the other is ready to go too. As a safety precaution and to prevent future inconvenience, we always recommend replacing both garage door springs at the same time.
Extension springs are located on the sides of a one-piece flip-up door and attach to a hinge arm. There should always be a safety clip on these springs to keep the spring from being thrown if it breaks. Always call for a service technician to replace extension springs.