Garage Door Torsion Springs
A typical residential garage door torsion spring will be found on a rod above the opening of your garage door. Most of these springs are found between 1 ¾” and 2 ¼” inside diameter. The spring will have the rod going inside it and anchor bracket on one end securing it in place. On the other end is a winding cone. Whenever you want to install, uninstall, or adjust a torsion spring, you have to wind it.
Torsion springs assist you in moving a heavy garage door. Instead of straining, the release of the tension of the spring assist you in moving the door.
Some garage doors only use one torsion spring, but if yours has two installed, should almost always replace both torsion springs at the same time. Not only will this prevent you from having to schedule another visit from us, it will prevent damage to the door or associated hardware. The reason is an old spring will not perform the same way as a new garage door spring. This will result in one side of your garage door having more torque than the other; an imbalance that can damage tracks or even the door itself.
Recently there has been an influx of cheap steel garage door springs from China that are more brittle than locally produced steel springs. They were most likely not properly heat treated, so while they may look good enough, they are compromised. You may save money but in the long run, you will be replacing shoddy springs sooner than you otherwise would have to. We will never use shoddy products on your garage door. The industry standard for garage door torsion springs is 10,000 cycles.
You can rest assured that Garage Door Springs HQ takes all the necessary measurements before choosing and installing a spring for your garage door. Call (844) 813-0097 today.