Your garage door is probably the most used door in your home. Endless cycles of moving up and down put stress on some parts, leading to wear and tear. The common parts are the springs that experience tension whenever the door is opened or closed.
Springs come with estimated life cycles. An average overhead door systems spring lasts 10000 cycles. A complete cycle is when the door is opened and closed. The number of cycles depends on how you use a door that’s usually meant to last between nine to twelve years, but shortens in cold climates.
There are three main types of garage springs as follows:
Extension Springs: These run parallel to the door tracks and are stretched when the door is lowered and store energy to assist it back up.
Torsion Springs: They coil around shafts and are wound as the door is lowered. They remain energized when the door is lowered and release it when it goes upwards.
Torsion springs are visible on the horizontal bar on the door when it is closed. They are clean, more efficient and reliable springs used with modern doors.
Torque Master Springs: These are advanced variation of torsion springs. Instead of exposed horizontal springs, they are enclosed and centralized.
Broken Garage Springs Replacement
Replacing and re-energizing garage springs need professional knowledge and experience, especially on the right tools to use. Energized springs contain a huge amount of tension. Many people have been injured or killed with garage doors suddenly slamming on them.
There are many cases of broken fingers, hands and legs due to such incidences. If you observe any signs of broken springs, contact a garage door company to help in replacing your springs or for the general service. These signs include:
Slow or Partial Opening: Slow or partial opening is as a result of a failed spring. If the door won’t open completely then both springs have failed.
Gap in the Garage Door Spring: A torsion spring snaps and unwound to give a gap. This is a sign that the spring needs replacement.
Fast Closing and Jack Opening: Any loss in tension can lead to fast closing and opening, a sign of failing springs.
Bent Top Door Panels: Bent top door panel is usually a sign that a spring has been broken for some time.
Loud Bang: At times, a spring unveils and goes flying out of the garage, a sign that a replacement is needed.
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