The springs have a very important role to play. They are the parts of your garage door system that makes using your door such an effortless action. Even without an opener, the fact that you can manually lift the panels without really exerting any physical effort should clue you into how incredibly crucial these components truly are.
Torsion All The Way
There are two types of garage door springs that are commonly used today. Torsion springs are coiled around a metal shaft and are installed horizontally above the garage door. They operate using torque, which is carried onto lift cables that are attached to their shaft on one end and to the bottom of the door on the other end. They are considered the stronger and more flexible option of the two types and are often preferred for heavier panels. However, they require a certain amount of headroom space in order to be installed.
Double Down On Extension
The second type is the extension springs, which are installed in pairs, one on each side of the door. As the door lowers, they stretch and become loaded with tension, which is then utilized via contraction in order to lift the door back up. Extension springs are often interlaced with safety cables that are meant to keep them in place in the event that they break. Because they extend and contract over and over again every single day, they are considered more likely to break and have a shorter lifespan than their torsion counterparts.
Common Problems and Fixes
Garage door springs are some of the most dangerous parts of the system. That's due to the fact that they are under a lot of tension on a regular basis, and when they break they can seriously damage any property or person nearby. Our technicians are highly skilled at performing various spring-related tasks. A door that refuses to open is often a sign of a broken spring, while one that opens unevenly is usually the result of one of these components needing to be adjusted. With proper care and expert knowledge, Our team can minimize the risks associated with these load-bearing parts, and make sure that they are able to continue functioning optimally for as long as they can.
Let Our Experts Handle Things
Give our team at Garage Door Repair Keller a call when you experience any type of problem with these dangerous components. We can perform any spring adjustment or replacement work that needs to be done in order to make sure your garage door stays safe and functional.