Like everyone else in the world, you probably haven’t given a second thought to the springs on your garage door. While this is the norm, overlooking such an important part of the garage door’s ability to open and close is a terrible oversight. Not only is this piece of your door crucial, it is also very dangerous.

If you run into issues with your garage door, it is important to first check the springs. Garage door springs do have a tendency to break, but they can be replaced. While this can be done successfully on your own, there are a number of dangers you must consider before making the decision to do so without the help of a professional.

There are two different types of springs used on garage doors. Torsion springs are attached just above the closed garage door, while extension springs are located above the upper track on both sides. Both springs are tightly wound, under a lot of tension, and when they break or an inexperienced person begins to mess with them, they can cause a horrible injury. If the garage door is one that is older or if it’s beginning to act up, an experienced contractor can inspect your springs.