Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs

A garage door will malfunction for quite a few reasons, but one of the repeat problems that I experienced most often is the “broken garage door springs”. These springs are used to counterbalance the weight of 300 to 400 pounds of garage door to move smoothly, but unfortunately, the high weight of the garage door does take a hold on the springs and cause damages. It is vital that you get your garage door torsion spring replacement as soon as possible because it will cause a severe headache due to the problems you don’t want to deal with.

Garage door spring cycles:

Garage door springs are normally rated in “cycles” which means how many times the springs will be ideal before they need to be replaced. The high-quality springs are rated for 20,000 operating cycles and more, according to garage door experts. Assuming that you have a well-functional garage door that is opened and closed about 5 times a day, you can get 11 years of good working life before the springs need to be replaced.

Garage door springs types:

There are types of garage door springs that are used on residential buildings one is torsion springs and the other is extension springs. An overhead garage door that has torsion springs normally works with one torsion spring mounted above the garage door with a metal spindle running throughout it. When you operate the garage door to open or close it, the torsion spring clamps down on the metal spindle, releasing that tension to support it to move the garage door correctly. Extension springs normally are placed on either side of the garage door that stretches out and bounces back when the garage door runs.

Garage door spring repair project:

You may be thinking that how do I know if the springs on my garage door are broken and what do I do to replace them?

People believe that a garage door opener is responsible to lift or lower the garage door. You heard loud sounds while the garage door spring is damaged or it may hang at an angle. If you experienced the problem of broken garage door springs, I strongly advised that you contact a professional, experienced, and certified garage door technician for assistance. Garage door torsion springs are placed under a high amount of pressure that needs to be released to avoid potential dangers if they break eventually. The garage door needs to be balanced correctly to avoid additional damages to the springs and opener.  

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