A garage door spring is a torsion spring or extension spring that is responsible for the lifting and closing of your garage door. The breaking of a garage door spring is one of the leading causes of a broken garage door. Fixing a garage door spring is one of the most common repairs on garage doors. The typical lifespan of garage springs is from seven to nine years. Depending on how much the garage door is used, however, it may only last from four to six years. While it is rare, garage springs have been known to break in as little as a year or two. The longevity of a garage spring also depends on its quality.
One way to prevent your garage door springs from breaking is to conduct regular inspections and maintenance during the expected life of the torsion springs and to replace them at the end of their life cycle. You want to replace your springs with new ones before they snap, which can damage the door and cause a dangerous situation. Some of the common reasons for broken garage door springs include the following:
- Too Much Pressure