Similar to a garage door cable, a garage door spring is also one of the most underappreciated things in a house.
We only think about it when it’s broken and affecting the functionality of the garage door.
The door spring becomes a significant component when it’s already difficult for us to open and close the door. Oops!
When a garage door spring is broken, we can either replace it ourselves or hire a professional to do the work.
While a DIY fix is a much cheaper option than a commercial service, the latter keeps us safe.
It’s also a better option if we don’t have experience or if we are not confident enough to do it ourselves.
But if we want to turn it into a DIY project, here are a few tips on how to replace a broken garage door spring.
Remember, these are just basic tips.
If we want to ensure that the broken door springs are replaced correctly, then call us now!
How to Replace a Broken Garage Door Spring
Replacing a broken garage door spring depends on the type of spring the garage door has.
With that said, there are two main types of garage door springs: an extension spring and a torsion spring.
Before replacing the spring, we need to identify what kind of spring your garage door first.
- Extension Spring – long, slender spring that is parallel to every horizontal door track
- Torsion Spring – has at least one thick spring on the metal rod parallel to and found above the door opening
We can find both types of springs on standard garage doors.
If the garage…