If you do not know anything about a garage door torsion spring, just know that it is one part of your garage door that allows it to easily open and close without bending. Without it, you might need to use a power lifter just to open the garage, which tells you just how important it is.
A garage door torsion spring can be found in strategic places in the garage door, but mostly it is found at the top. Once the door rolls down, the spring tenses and when the door is released, the tension, which is stored energy, enables the door to roll up really fast.
But just like any other part, a torsion spring has a shelf life and it can only be used after how many uses. So, don’t be surprised if, after some years, your door does not open and close properly. When this happens, you need to replace your torsion spring.
The good thing about it is that this part of the garage door is easily found online. The only thing you need to do is to search Google for “buy torsion spring garage door”. There you should be able to find stores that offer it. If not, you might find some luck in Amazon. Still, if that does not work, you might want to go to your local home repair store. Now, the only question is: who will fix your garage door?
Well, you really only have two choices here. It’s either you do it yourself or you hire a garage door specialist. For your own sake, though, you will definitely want to hire a specialist, unless if you fix garage doors for a living. Really, garage doors can be complicated creatures and you definitely do not want to climb a steep learning curve learning how to tackle them.