The weight of the garage door is held on the top and sides by torsion springs. Each time the door is raised or lowered, the torsion springs are under a lot of tension. Being under tension for long periods of time can cause the torsion springs to wear out, eventually resulting in breakage.
This torsion spring life cycle may occur several times during the garage door’s life. When it happens, as the homeowner, you need to decide whether to replace the springs by yourself or to hire a professional. Here are some pros and cons to consider: