In Pensacola Florida, not many homeowners are aware that they have garage door springs on the garage door. The Springs are located on the Gol Post area above the garage door. The springs are the lifting force that assists in lifting the garage door. The most common type of springs are called torsion springs and they are located above the garage door and normally are black. What they do is they are attached to a torsion tube that has cables that are attached to the bottom of your garage door. The springs are wound up and as they try to unwind they cause the bar to spin in turn lifting the door. Most of our Customers in Pensacola Florida realize with metal the more you twist it the quicker it will become weak and break. Most springs for garage doors get 7-10 years out of a spring, but if you use it more often than the normal 3 times per day it is going to break more quickly. Think of how many homes in Pensacola have their doors left open a crack for air circulation? Springs are one of the most important parts to a garage door because without them your opener cannot lift the door as it will be too heavy Most doors weigh between 200-300 pounds. Our technicians at Overhead Door & Operator specialize in spring replacements. Be sure that whomever you choose to install a new spring, that they are putting the right springs on your door. Also, the door should be balanced at every panel and hold itself when not attached to the opener. Our Service calls are $49.95 and it is better to have a professional repair it, then risking losing a hand. Please call Overhead Door & Operator for all of your garage door repairs at 850-477-0333 or call direct for a specific location by checking here: garage door repair locations.