Garage Door Springs whether it’s torsion or extension play a vital role of balancing the weight of the door. Both types, from use will break releasing their energy and they become very powerful, and also extremely dangerous. No matter what kind you have, both the door and the springs have to be maintained in a very good order and periodically inspected. You should try to schedule regular routine inspections and tune-ups to prevent any accidents caused by them breaking. If you are thinking of replacing broken ones (especially torsion springs), remember the incredible force is present when they properly installed.
Some local home improvement centers commonly stock various types of extension springs and many provide a professional service to install them for you. You can also find local businesses that sell and install them with a warranty. If interested in buying springs retail or other parts online, you might consider having a professional visit your home first to assess your hardware and recommend needed replacement parts. Also ask if the company if they will install parts purchased from other dealers. Some companies may have policies regarding this.
Preferred Doors is offering its customer’s Garage Door Spring Repair services. We offer the most reliable products and services for all your spring replacement needs. Heavy garage doors usually have torsion while the lighter ones have extension springs. Torsion and extension springs are the only two types available. The extension type lifts the door utilizing a stretching mechanism while torsion uses a twisting motion.
Most residential type usually rated for 10,000 life cycles except for commercial springs in which they take a bit more of a beating than residential. Even adjusting can be dangerous. By no means try repair or replacement yourself unless you are a good professional, or unless, of course you are a good engineer. A garage door springs are determined by many factors including the weight of the door, radius of track, type of drums, etc. You’ll need professional service to determine the correct ones for your door.
Normally, it is the springs which give away, first. Visually inspect them for signs of wear and kinks, especially in the extension. Usually most of the time they break, in the down position. If you notice such a behavior on your springs – it’s time for a replacement. Homeowners are better of replacing them after these signs rather than waiting until breakage and causing damage or injury.
For a standard lift 7′ high garage door, your garage door springs will require 7 1/2 full turns. Incorrect springs that are under or over wound will shorten the life cycles and/or cause damages resulting in more expense in repairs. Failing to replace garage door springs the right way can be very dangerous.