Torsion Spring Services


At Crawford Door Sales, we service, adjust and replace damaged residential torsion springs. The garage door torsion spring system — mounted above your garage door — helps counterbalance the weight of the garage door, allowing the garage door opener to steadily, smoothly and seemingly effortlessly lift and lower the door as prompted. Most of the time when the torsion spring breaks, it makes a loud banging sound. To determine if the torsion spring is broken, you can also visibly inspect it, looking for visible gaping between the spring’s coils.

Torsion springs can break after an accident or with simple wear and tear. Sometimes, the signs of a broken spring are not so obvious. If you have a TorqueMaster torsion spring system, for example, your torsion springs are hidden in a tube for safety, so you can’t see whether they are damaged. If you notice your door only opens partway or refuses to close after opening, you may have a broken spring.

Most torsion springs have a life span of 10,000 to 25,000 cycles. This time frame can vary widely depending on how often you use your garage doors. When the spring breaks, you’ll need to call a professional for torsion spring repair service right away.

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Besides the obvious inconvenience of a broken torsion spring preventing you from quickly and easily getting your car inside or out of your garage door, damaged spring systems can also present several other challenges. Without the proper part to help counterbalance the door’s weight, the opener will overwork, stripping its internal gears and burning out the motor. Broken torsion springs can also cause stress on other garage door parts, like the rollers, tracks and cables.

If your garage door isn’t functioning correctly, it’s important to contact a professional right away. Continuing to use a door with a broken spring or attempting the repairs on your own is dangerous and can lead to injury. It can also invalidate your warranty and cause further damage to your doors, meaning you may need more expensive repairs later on.


Although it’s possible for homeowners to replace damaged torsion springs, it’s not recommended by garage door professionals. There are several significant safety concerns to consider — especially if you’re inexperienced with garage door repairs. Garage door spring replacement is one of the most hazardous residential repairs, and it’s a real possibility that homeowners could be severely injured by the damaged spring or heavy garage door if you don’t have the proper tools or understanding of safe, effective spring replacement.

Garage doors are extremely heavy, and torsion springs are under enormous pressure. Attempting repairs yourself is dangerous. You could also void your warranty if you don’t follow the right procedures. A field technician from Crawford Door Sales can correctly diagnose the problem, give you an estimate and safely replace your spring. Our technicians will test the spring and function before leaving to ensure the job is correctly completed and your garage door is safe to use. 

The field technicians at Crawford Door Sales are employees, not subcontractors. They are motivated to ensure you get the highest-quality torsion spring repair service, and they’re empowered to stay until the job is done right. We never rush our technicians, and we make sure they have state-of-the-art tools and equipment so they can repair your garage doors correctly. With extensive training and experience with all major garage door brands, our technicians can complete a range of repairs.


Sometimes an emergency garage door torsion spring repair service is needed. If your torsion spring breaks when you’re in the garage, you may not be able to leave safely. The door might be too heavy for you to lift it manually, and attempting to do so is dangerous. Crawford Door Sales offers 24/7 emergency repair services so you can reach us when you need to. If your garage door has malfunctioned after hours, give us a call right away.

If your garage door’s torsion spring is damaged, the best solution for an effective broken spring repair is trusting the trained experts at Crawford Door Sales to inspect your system. Our experienced, knowledgeable repair technicians understand the safest techniques for complete broken torsion spring repair. We can perform same-day replacement or respond to 24-hour emergency requests throughout the Twin Cities, MN, area to get your garage door functional, safe and dependable again. 

Schedule residential broken torsion spring repair services today by calling 651-455-1221 to speak to a team member or filling out our online contact form.

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