Garage Door Spring Repair Services
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Garage door springs are the most important part of the Garage Door and it is very important that it is properly installed as The Garage door springs counterbalance the weight of the door to make it easy to open and close. For example, if a garage door weighs 500 pounds, a spring force of 500 pounds needs to pull against the weight of the door so the tension in the Spring is directly propotional to the weight of the garage doors.
Replacing garage door springs is risky and needs a pro to fit the Garage door spring properly because of the torque in a wound torsion spring or the stretch in an extended extension spring. Garage door repairs also inlcudes replacing garage door parts that are tied into the spring system, and accidents, injuries and deaths have occurred for those who have not understood the forces at work. A proper understanding of garage door springs, garage door weights, garage door parts, and how these are interconnected is essential for safe repairs.
Different types of Garage Door Springs
There are various types of Garage door springs but generally it is categorized into two prominent types
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- Garage Door Extension Spring
- Garage Door Torsion Spring
Garage Door Torsion Springs
Torsion springs uses the torque to raise the garage doors. They are fitted above the garage opening, torsion springs slowly twist and coil on the shaft whenever force is applied .
Torsion springs come in a wider variety of options, including various wire sizes and lengths. These variations are calculated specifically dependent upon your garage door weight, height, track radius and more.
Garage Door Extension Springs
Garage Door Extension Springs are located above the upper horizontal tracks on both sides of the garage door, Garage door extension springs are the most common residential garage door spring type. In order to open the door, these springs extend — providing balancing force to support the door. The more force that is applied, the more the extension spring expands. All extension springs should be paired with safety cables. Safety cables prevent the extension spring from becoming a projectile in the event of a spring, cable or bottom bracket failure. These events can occur at any time while the door is open, closed or in motion.
Garage Door Springs
The Garage Door Team have an application that uses engineering and Mathematics to generate more life cycles for your spring on your garage door which can get up to anywhere from 1000 4000 all way up to 20,000 cycles more per door with the new application.
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