Are There Different Kinds Of Springs?
The springs that are used for garage doors are what lift the door when you tell it to open. Garage doors are heavier than you may expect, and it takes a good deal of energy to be able to pull them up. The two types of springs vary in how they create and store this energy that’s needed to do the job. Torsion springs twist tightly in a coil to do so, while extension springs are pulled tightly apart. Aside from this, the difference relates to lifespan. Extension springs wear out and break faster than tension due to the strain of being stretched apart daily, so it’s important to know if you have them so you can keep an eye on things. They tend to snap and bounce around the garage causing damage, so having them checked frequently is best.
Can I DIY Spring Replacement?
This is highly advised against, as the springs can be very dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. They can not only snap and harm you, but they also have the weight of the door connected to them. One misstep and it can all crash down and cause a lot more damage. It’s not worth the risk to you or your door when our experts can quickly and safely take care of any problems.
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Have you noticed that your garage door seems to have a hard time opening and closing, such as it falling shut more than lowering? If this is the case, the problem is likely with the springs. Our technicians can adjust or replace both torsion and extension springs, so we’ll be able to assist you easily no matter what! Whether they’ve worn out over the years, rusted, or otherwise, we’ll get them back in working order again in no time.
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Additional Information You Can Use
What should I do if my garage door spring breaks?
The simple answer is “replace it, and avoid using the garage door until it can be replaced.” Even if your door is able to open despite the broken spring, doing so is likely to cause damage to other door components, and may even cause dangerous incidents like flying cables or the other spring violently giving way. Call a professional, get the springs replaced ASAP. That’s really all there is to it.
How long do garage door springs last?
The lower quality springs are supposed to be capable of opening and closing the door 10,000 times before breaking, and the best ones are capable of 50,000. However, these numbers are assuming perfect working conditions and proper care. If your garage has excess moisture or temperature fluctuations, or if you don’t regularly give your springs the maintenance they need, they won’t survive nearly as many lift cycles.
How do I adjust garage door spring tension?
It is inadvisable that you adjust the springs yourself unless you’ve been walked through it at least a few times by someone with more experience. Always make sure that the opener is unplugged and the door locked safely in place before attempting to adjust your springs. To adjust them, the winding cone needs to be loosened, and then the spring very carefully stretched or loosened before you secure it back in place.