Broken Garage Door Torsion Springs: Safety Tips

Broken garage door torsion springs are one of the most common repairs to garage doors. Torsions springs are responsible for counterbalancing the weight of the garage door.

Broken Garage Door Torsion Spring

Do not attempt to repair or remove a broken torsion spring

Garage doors can weigh up to 400 pounds or more. Ponderosa Garage Doors & Repair recommends that ALL of your garage door components, including torsion springs, be inspected on an annual basis.

However, if you suspect that any of your garage door components are in need of repair please consult a professional garage door repair specialist. The most dangerous garage door component is the torsion spring.

Garage door torsion springs are under enormous pressure. A torsion spring mishap can result in serious injury or even death. If your home’s garage door torsion spring does break we suggest:

  • Unplug your electric garage door opener
  • Do not attempt to repair or remove the broken torsion spring
  • Do not try to shut or open the garage door
  • Leave the area near the broken garage door torsion spring
  • Make everyone in your household aware of the broken garage door torsion spring
  • Immediately contact a professional garage door repair specialist

Your home’s garage door is most likely the single largest mechanical device. Keep yourself and your family safe. Have ALL of your garage door components inspected annually.