Garage door spring replacement is my specialty.
All overhead garage doors are lifted by some sort of spring, which "balances" the weight of your door. When a spring fails, your garage door won't open -- it becomes dead weight. I estimate that I have replaced at least 7,000 springs over the last decade.
Broken garage door springs are the most common problem I see. Nine times out of ten it is a "torsion spring" (or something similar like the TorqueMaster). Most springs last 10,000 "cycles"(once up and down). I carry 20,000+ cycle garage door torsion springs, with an unconditional seven year guarantee. If it breaks in under seven years, you get a new spring for free.
Garage door springs are specific to the weight of the door.
An "out of balance" garage door is one that has the wrong strength spring on it -- causing it to fall hard to the floor, or fly open on its own. This is a leading cause of damage to garage door openers and top door sections, and it is 100% preventable. Adding extra tension to a spring that is not strong enough will also lead to it breaking much sooner.
I never leave a door with the wrong springs on it!
If you are interested, here is a video that gives a great explanation of how the garage door spring makes a heavy door (most are at least 150 lbs.) feel so light that it can easily be lifted and closed with one hand.
Ideally, any non-standard torsion spring system (such as TorqueMaster, Clopay EZ-Set, and extension spring systems) should be converted to standard torsion when it fails. Installed properly, this will provide a much longer lasting, more reliable, and smoother operating garage door system.
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