Garage Door Spring Guide

Garage Door Springs should give you a lot of usage for years to come, but eventually they can break. They are actually some of the best products in a person’s home. They last for approximately 10,000 cycles so it can be from 3 years to 20 years depending on how high grade the springs are. You might as well get the highest grade ones possible. Make sure to ask about different springs so you can get the best quality products for your home’s Garage Door. Rest assured you will not get locked in when you’re in a hurry or locked out when it’s raining.

Springs can be one of the first things to break on your system because of the tension, so make sure to have it inspected if it becomes weakened or breaks. An extension spring counterbalance system consists of a pair of stretched springs running parallel to the horizontal tracks. The springs lift the door through a system of pulleys. When the door is raised the springs contract and release tension.

There are a few things to consider when accessing your Garage Door Springs:

  • Safety First
  • Spring Repair or Replacement
  • Check Cables & Tension
  • Proper Lubrication


Many people try to fix springs themselves. They can hurt their backs because they do not expect to handle the “true weight” of the door when the spring breaks or even severe their limbs.

It’s extremely dangerous to change the springs or even repair them. So call Desoto Door so we can access the problem and fix it right the first time. Do not try to do this yourself. Call us today so we can take care of you!