The replacement of a garage door torsion spring involves the removal of the old part and the installation of a new one. There are different reasons why replacement may be required. The most common one is breakage. The other ones include severe damage, extensive wear and tear and renovation of the system.
The torsion spring replacement process begins with the removal of the old part. This task is complex and fairly time-consuming due to the fact that the spring is under great tension. Even the slightest error may cause a serious injury. The removal of the old part typically takes about an hour. The new spring installation is a less complicated task, but there is still a risk of injury. It usually takes about a third of the time needed for the removal of the old part. The newly installed torsion spring requires adjustment in order to operate effectively and safely.