There are two types of garage doors springs in today’s markets.
1. An extension spring which looks like this:
2. The most common type spring you’ll find especially on two car garage doors are torsions springs that look like this:
If the spring breaks on your garage door it can be very dangerous and cause damage to a vehicle or other valuable items in the garage and worse, personal injury.
One thing that people don’t realize is how important it is to have a garage door balanced with the right tension on the springs. Because if it isn’t well balanced then it can cause unnecessary wear and tear on the garage door and opener.