The garage door usually has two springs: the torsion spring and the extension spring. Springs are what make it possible to raise and lower the garage doors. Without springs, the garage door would be stuck and you would need to manually lift the door yourself to open the door.
The torsion springs are situated mounted horizontally just above the garage door. They are the springs in charge of lifting the actual weight of the garage door. They store and release energy and hold garage doors in place. They usually serve just this one purpose, so they are pretty important. When constantly lifting an almost 300 lb. door every day, surely the springs are bound to get worn out or even break over time. If the torsion spring breaks, the door will certainly not go up and it is really dangerous to lift a garage door with a broken torsion spring.
Garage door torsion springs are usually firmly coiled up which means they are under extremely high tension. If your garage door won't open or it falls down when released, it means that your garage door spring is either broken or worn out and needs to be repaired. More often than not, garage door torsion spring repair means a replacement. The repair has to be done by a trained professional. Garage door torsion springs are extremely dangerous to repair or replace, unless done by an experienced trained professional. This is because the high tension in which they are under could cause serious injuries or even death to someone who has no knowledge on how to handle the torsion spring.
The repair/replacement requires a high level of expertise so as to find out the type of spring to replace the broken/worn out spring with considering the weight of the door. Greensboro Garage Doors assures you of perfect experienced team of professionals to make your garage door work efficiently.