A garage door mechanism includes a heavy duty spring, which handles some of the tension holding the garage door in place. Garage door springs counteract with gravity, pulling the garage door when opening, and holding it, so the weight won’t be too harsh on the motor of the operator.
Types of springs used on Garage Doors
Torsion springs store energy by coiling tightly as the door closes.
When the door is closed and at rest the torsion spring stores enormous amounts of energy and when you want the door to open the spring helps by uncoiling and releasing that energy.
Torsion springs sit against the wall over the garage door. You should never try to install or repair a torsion spring yourself because it’s very dangerous and requires the right tools and experience.
Extension springs run parallel to the tracks of the door and are typically situated between the tracks and the garage ceiling.
Extension springs store energy by extending while the door is closing and then releasing the stored energy while the door is opening.
You should not be around when extension springs snap! They can go flying and are very dangerous.
This type of spring system is not common in California.
Should I Replace or Repair my garage door spring malfunction
When done right, a garage door spring will last for a long time, secondly it’s dangerous to install it if you don’t know how the mechanism works, or if you don’t have the right equipment. You should call a professional Garage Door Repair service to replace the right Spring for your Garage door. Contact us now >>
Difference between springs installed on Garage Doors
There are a few types of Garage Door Springs, but only some will suit your Garage Door. If you want to choose the right Spring for your Garage Door, one way to do it is to look at the old spring, or in the instruction manual of the manufacturer of the Garage Door to inspect the weight the spring should hold. We will help you determine the right spring for your Garage Door, and it will be working as good as new in no time!