Our technicians are experienced when it comes to repairing or replacing torsion and extension springs. Replacing the springs on a garage door can be a very dangerous task, and should be performed by a professional. 7-10 years is the common life span of most torsion springs that are commercially available. Springs can normally cycle up to 10,000 times before they begin to fail, so the more consistently you use your garage door, the sooner they will break.
Damaged or broken springs can be caused by a large variety of problems. When a door is loose on the tracks, the tension in the springs can be reduced, preventing them from assisting the lift of the garage door. Since even the smallest garage doors weigh over 100lbs, tension springs go through a lot of use during their life span. Once every year, you should have a garage door professional inspect and maintain your garage door springs to enhance their life span.