Don't Let Your Garage Door Fall Flat: Garage Door Torsion Springs

Imagine pulling into your driveway after a long day, eager to park your car safely inside the garage. You press the button on your remote, expecting the familiar whir of the opener. But instead, the garage door remains stubbornly shut. Frustration sets in as you realize the culprit: a broken torsion spring.

Torsion springs are the hidden heroes of your garage door system. These tightly wound coils act like a counterbalance, exerting constant tension to offset the weight of the door and enabling smooth operation.But like any mechanical component, torsion springs can wear out over time. Here at AE Garage Door Services, we understand the importance of these crucial parts. This comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge to identify torsion spring issues and ensure your garage door continues to operate safely and efficiently.

Understanding Garage Door Torsion Springs


Torsion springs are typically located horizontally above the center of the garage door opening. They come in various sizes, characterized by their wire diameter, inner diameter (ID), and overall length. These factors determine the amount of torque (twisting force) a spring can generate.

There are two main types of torsion springs:

  • Single Torsion Spring: This is a single, long spring used in lighter weight garage doors.
  • Double Torsion Spring System: Heavier garage doors utilize a double torsion spring system with two springs installed on either side of the shaft.
Garage Door Torsion Springs
Garage Door Torsion Springs

Signs of Failing Garage Door Torsion Springs

A malfunctioning torsion spring can cause several problems for your garage door system. Here are some key indicators to watch out for:

  • Uneven Opening or Closing: A broken or weak torsion spring can't provide the necessary counterbalance, causing the door to move unevenly or jerkily.
  • Difficulty Lifting the Door Manually: If the torsion spring is failing, you'll notice a significant increase in the effort required to lift the door manually.
  • Visible Damage: Cracks, rust, or gaps in the coils are all signs of a compromised torsion spring that needs immediate replacement.
  • Unusual Noises During Operation: Loud banging or grinding noises during opening or closing often indicate a problem with the torsion spring system.
  • The Door Won't Stay Open: A broken torsion spring can't maintain the necessary tension, causing the door to slam shut unexpectedly.

Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement: DIY or Professional Help?

Replacing a torsion spring can be a dangerous task due to the high amount of tension involved. A compressed torsion spring stores a significant amount of energy, and if not handled properly, it can cause serious injury upon release.

Here's why seeking professional help for torsion spring replacement is often the safest option:

  • Safety First: Trained technicians have the knowledge and experience to safely remove and replace torsion springs, minimizing the risk of accidents.
  • Expertise in Spring Selection: Choosing the correct replacement spring is crucial. Professionals can assess your specific garage door spring safety and recommend the right spring size and type to ensure proper balance and smooth operation.
  • Proper Tools and Techniques: Replacing torsion springs requires specialized tools and proper installation techniques. Professionals have the necessary equipment and expertise to handle the job efficiently.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing a qualified technician has replaced your torsion spring ensures your garage door operates safely and reliably for years to come.

AE Garage Door Services: Your Trusted Partner for Torsion Spring Solutions

At AE Garage Door Services, we offer a comprehensive range of torsion spring services:

  • Expert Diagnosis: Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your garage door system to identify any issues with the torsion springs.
  • Safe and Efficient Replacement: We use the proper tools and techniques to ensure the safe removal and replacement of your torsion springs.
  • High-Quality Parts: We only use top-quality, manufacturer-recommended torsion springs to guarantee optimal performance and longevity.
  • 24/7 Emergency Service: We understand that torsion spring issues can arise unexpectedly. That's why we offer round-the-clock emergency service to get your garage door operational again as quickly as possible.

Don't let a broken torsion spring compromise the safety and functionality of your garage door. Contact AE Garage Door Services today! We'll diagnose the problem, recommend the best solution, and ensure your garage door operates smoothly and securely for years to come.


Garage Door Torsion Springs

For a set of two torsion springs that includes labor and hardware supplies, the cost to replace your torsion springs can range from $130 to $300.

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Replacing Extension Spring

Each piece of hardware can cost up to $45 on its own, and replacement costs can range from $50 to $100 including labor. They are technically considerably simpler to install and less expensive than torsion springs. It is important to keep in mind that they can survive fewer than ten years and have a shorter lifespan. Fortunately, most of them have a 3–5 year warranty.

Garage Door Torsion Springs
Garage Door Torsion Springs
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The spring makes it easy for the garage door opener to lift and lower the door. Your garage door frequently won't open when a spring breaks, trapping you and your vehicle within! Fortunately, we can save you!

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Garage Door Torsion Springs

The varieties of garage door springs are numerous. Based on the spring’s dimensions as well as the height and weight of the door, an exact calculation may be made to determine the life expectancy of each spring. The majority of typical residential garage doors have “standard cycle springs” that have a 10,000 cycle rating. All doors at Innovative Garage Door have torsion garage door springs with a minimum cycle count of 25,000; enhanced torsion springs are also available upon request or recommendation.

Standard quality springs may only last a few years if you use your door frequently each day. Doors that are used in applications with a lot of traffic can be updated to survive for 250,000 cycles or even longer.

Broken springs are a frequent problem with garage doors. Garage door springs may deteriorate more quickly than typical under heavy use. Call us right away if you need extension or torsion garage door springs or any other garage door repair in Kansas.

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