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19Jun 2020

How Do Garage Door Springs Work

In every garage door, there are essential elements that play a part in ensuring that the door is operational. One of these elements is the spring. There are two types of garage door springs repair in Port Moody: the extension spring repair and the torsion spring repair, and each have their own differences.

Repair of Garage Door Springs

The extension spring

In this case, there are springs attached to cables as well as to the ends of the door. Whenever the door is being closed, the springs absorb most of the weight of the door, and then the weight is stored within the springs in the form of energy. Thereafter when the door is being opened, the springs release the stored energy, which pushes the door open. It is, therefore, the springs that do a heavy task in opening the door and not the door opener since the weight of the door is too much to be lifted by the opener.

It is always advisable that a garage door should have two extension springs. This is because spring may break due to the heavyweight, and without another to support the weight, the door will roll down and crash onto something. However, there is containment that prevents the garage door parts from scattering in case the springs break.

Torsion spring

These springs are located parallel and above the garage door. There is no big difference in the manner in which they operate and the manner in which the extension springs operate. The only differences are in terms of where they are located and also the fact that these springs are much stronger than the extension springs. You do not need to have two or more torsion springs on your garage door. Only one is enough to withstand the weight of the door. However, in some cases, you may find a garage door with two torsion springs, and the reasons are the same. The only big deal with torsion springs is that they are very expensive as compared to the extension springs.

Make your spring effective for use

For the springs to function effectively, it is very important that proper maintenance is done. Ensure that there is regular inspection, and in case spring is damaged, then you should have it mended before it spreads the risk to other parts of the garage door. A snapped or defective spring can lead to serious issues such as unevenly lifting of the door whereby one side drags behind. These issues have to be attended to urgently before another milestone follows. Rusty springs must also be taken into consideration, and in case there is one within your garage door, then you have to do away with them and have them replaced with new ones.

Another thing that you should put in mind is that every garage door has its only type of spring. Heavy doors need very long and strong springs while the light ones require the springs that also match their weight.
We offer you the best garage door springs as well as the guidelines on how they operate and how to maintain them. Do not fail to contact us now and make your choice between the torsion and the extension spring.

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