They may look like ordinary coiled steel parts, but garage door springs are much larger in size and much stronger, since their main purpose is to balance and move the door, which can usually weigh around 400 pounds. For heavy duty doors, these steel coils must be extremely durable, and they are therefore oil-tempered.
There are basically only two types, but there can be many variations among them.
Since the role of both torsion and extension springs is to balance and lift the door, they must be able to produce force equal to its weight. They can vary in terms of length, parts, wire size, inside diameter and lifespan. Most common types are manufactured to last for about 10,000 cycles.
At the end of a life cycle, the accumulated wear and tear can cause a sudden break. In order to avoid such a problem, it's best to replace old parts before they snap.
Torsion spring adjustment
Springs are able to open the door due to their high tension. They exhaust a lot of energy in order to move the door and therefore lose some of their power every time they do so. What adjustment does is compensate for that loss. Tension is added by turning the winding cone with the right winding bar. If you want to check the balance of your door and find out if there is need for adjustment, disengage the opener and lift the door mid-way. If the door slowly moves down, tension should be added. If the door moves up, tension should be released.
Broken spring replacement
Sometimes things can break prematurely. This happens when the material is chipped, rusty and dried out or when the door is replaced with a heavier one, which is unsuitable for the existing springs. In order for you to avoid such a scenario and the hassle that comes with it, constant maintenance is necessary. For immediate or scheduled assistance in this matter, let us know.
Extension and torsion Repair services
Since springs are vital parts of the garage door system, it won't open if they are broken. Our team at Garage Door Repair Folsom suggests replacing them the minute they show the smallest preliminary signs. If the springs break when the door is open, the door will fall. The door can also remain open because of them and the reverse system won't be able to reverse it without their help. Our professionals are here to take care of any problem, inspect the condition, replace whatever's necessary adjust the system appropriately.
If you need our garage door repair spring services, please give us a call.