Broken springs are not uncommon on garage doors. Springs wear out over time and should be replaced when needed. Your springs are the most important and also the most dangerous part of your garage door. When springs break, they can cause injury or damage.
Broken Springs on Garage Doors: Safety Precautions
DASMA suggests having old springs inspected and replaced by a professional technician. For a full explanation why springs should only be handled by trained professionals, please check out our post on Torsion Springs. If your door is installed with two springs, always replace both even if only one is broken. For the same reason you would replace the tires on your car in “sets” rather than one at a time, replacing both springs will prevent damage resulting from the breaking of the second spring and keep your door working efficiently. Broken springs should always be removed and replaced by trained professionals.
June is garage door safety month! Please check in regularly for new tips on how to keep your garage door safe. Please contact us if you require service on your old or broken garage door springs.