Garage Door Springs

Garage door’s have many different parts that are required to make the garage door open, and close. There are two type’s of critical springs in a garage door’s assembly these springs are the torsion spring, and the extension spring. Here in the blog I am going to be giving you some information on both types of springs, and some information on replacement, and purchasing.

First off I am going to tell you a little bit about the widely used garage door torsion springs. The torsion springs have been becoming more, and more popular over the years, and about 90% of all homes with garage doors nowadays have torsion spring openers. The torsion spring usually sits right above your garage door, and is centered in the middle of the door.

If you have a torsion spring, and it has broken and your thinking about fixing this problem yourself, my own suggestion would be have a professional come in. These torsion springs are capable of lifting 500lb garage doors, and are under a extreme amount of stress to be able to do this. If you try to replace on of these springs, and it snaps on you the results could be deadly.

Another type of spring that I would like to tell you about is the garage door extension springs. The extension springs were widely used in the earlier years of garage doors, but like I said in the above paragraph the torsion springs are now starting to take over. The extension springs usually come in a pair when you go out to purchase these springs.

They come in a pair because they need two springs to be able to lift these heavy garage doors, because the weight is usually so tremendous. The extension springs are connected to two pulleys, and when the garage door closes the springs expand, and put stress on the springs, so when you want to open to door, it will be very easy to.

This is just a little bit of information about two types of spring systems that garage doors widely use worldwide. To find out more information about the garage door springs, or a certain type of spring, please read around our other pages at this blog. I am sure you will find more then enough information needed to help you out with your task at hand.