Broken Extension Spring Dangers,
Make sure you have safety cables running through your extension spring system it is extremely dangerous to replace or work on these older springs especially in some homes that do not have the safety cable installed.
Extension spring systems are outdated and can be converted to regular spring systems. Newer Spring Systems require less maintenance and are safer to use. The Torsion tube ensures the springs stay in place in case of damage or emergency
If you do have a extension cable system on your Garage Door, we highly suggest you check for safety cables for your springs to ensure in any case you are abiding by the code and being safe. The Safety extension cable runs through the extension springs to ensure if they break they do not fly around and stay in place
These springs are under high tension and require a professional to work on them. In most cases there are different spring sized for different doors.