When a spring is broken on a garage door, most of the time only one is broken at a time. While this may be true, when a person is replacing a spring, it is important that both springs are replaced.
On most residential garage doors for the home, there are different types of springs that are used to in order to keep the door balanced and be able to handle the weight of the door.
Many smaller doors use tension springs to open the door. When a garage door is closed, the springs are stretched out and as it opens they relax and allow the springs to give.
In order to keep the balance in your garage door, it is important to to change both tension springs because an older spring may not have the same resistance a newer one does and this can cause the door to be unbalanced.
If you or a loved one needs repairs done to your garage door, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact the Austin garage door repair professionals of Cowart Door Systems by calling (512) 459-3467.