The Different Types of Garage Door Springs

Garage door repair can be a difficult job without understanding all the important parts of the garage door especially the garage door springs system.

They are a significant part of the opening mechanism as they support to raise and lower the garage door by generating and releasing stress. Springs are also aided the electric garage door opener and motor to work.  The garage door on average is operated 2 times a day and 700 times a year. Due to frequent operations, it is very important to check and maintain the garage door springs periodically. Torsion springs are mounted under extreme tension that is why they can be dangerous if become damaged. To maintain and lubricate the garage door springs, it is strongly suggested that always consult with a professional Ace’s Garage Door Repair Company to handle them.

There are two types of garage door springs which are commonly known as torsion and extension garage door springs. They are very efficient but complicated which needs to be understood properly before conducting any repairing work. Each type of spring works in its unique way to make the garage door efficient. Torsion springs are normally placed on the rod right above the garage door opening. There are two springs that are located at the top of the garage door and separated at the center by the springs. Torsion garage door springs can use to lift the garage door either manual or automatic garage door which is operated with an electric opener.

The estimated life span of garage door spring varies from 10 to 15 years, depending on the usage and maintenance level they got. If one of them breaks down, you will have to replace both at the same time because the other one will break sooner.

Garage door extension springs are mounted on both side of garage door tracks. They are much easier to maintain and repair as compared to the torsion garage door spring. But there are still safety risks associated with them due to intensive tension imposed on them.

It is relatively easy to determine which types of spring systems you need for your garage door. It is strongly recommended that hire professional services to handle the replacement task of garage door springs. There is a lot of risks associated with these devices and unless you really know what is going on.  You cannot handle them properly. For a safe side, you should use the services of a registered and certified company.