What are Torsion Springs?
Torsion springs are tightly would coils of metal above the garage door. They counterbalance the weight of the door, and the stress they are under as a result of being wound so tight make it easier for the door to be raised. When repairing or replacing your garage door, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE TORSION SPRINGS. The enormous pressure they are under can, if handled improperly can whip out and seriously injure or cause death.