Understanding the types of garage door springs and their function
Your garage door spring is one of the most important components of your garage door. It is the one responsible for holding the entire weight of your garage door. Without it, although your openers could initiate automatic operations, your garage doors would be too heavy to lift, if not impossible.
There are essentially two types of garage door springs: the torsion spring and the extension spring. They are springs horizontally placed on your torsion bars near the opening of your garages. They are responsible for distributing evenly the weight of your garage door throughout the whole unit for a more balanced operation. This removes from the equation the slight shaking of the garage door that signals instability whenever it is being used. Extension springs on the other hand are a much older type of spring system. It is usually found on both sides of the garage doors, attached to the track support at one end through a set of cables. Although they work well in enabling your door to move against gravity, it does not have the same effect on the balance of your garage door as the torsion springs have.
With the massive weight of your garage door, it is a wonder how it could be easily lifted and lowered on the ground whenever it is being opened or closed. While it is your garage door opener that is responsible for the automatic operation of your garage door, there – the works of actual lifting, lies on the coils of your garage door spring.
Some garage doors have more than one torsion spring. The number depends mainly on the weight it carries and the number of doors you have. The more doors you possess, the more springs you need to maintain stability on your garage doors.
Torsion springs and extension spring, though have the same function, works differently. With a torsion spring, as your door is lifted to open, the torsion springs unwind and the stored tension does the actual lifting by turning the shaft that consequently turns the cable drums, making the cables around the cables of the cable drum. When the door is lowered to close, the cables again unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension.
Extension springs lift your garage doors through a system of pulleys and counterbalance cables running from the bottom corner brackets through the pulleys. When your garage door is opened, your extension springs contract, lifting the door as the tension is released.
No matter what type of garage door springs you have, it is important to have them in perfect condition always as it is critical to the smooth function of your garage doors. If you detect anything suspicious when it comes to how they move or sound, call immediately A1 Garage Door Service to check for problems. This will prevent avoidable accidents from occurring.
A1 Garage Door Service takes care of your garage door springs
Like any device that is used regularly, your garage door springs eventually suffer from wear and tear. This is why it is a must that it is inspected regularly and be subjected to regular maintenance. Garage door springs hold a huge amount of tension, that when released, may cause accidents or injuries.
A1 Garage Door Service provides this type of garage door care for you. They conduct regular garage door inspections and tune-ups and maintenance services that prevent you from suffering from any inconvenience caused by the sudden breaking of your springs. They also ensure that they last as long as possible, saving you money from constant repairs such as garage door spring repair and replacement.
A1 Garage Door Service has been known to provide only the best service for your garage doors. For over a decade now, they have proven themselves as the top garage door service provider in town gaining them thousands of satisfied customers. They have a team of experts ready to respond to your garage door concerns any time of the day with just one call.
A1 Garage door Service also understands the need for security and an immediate game plan. This is why they provide 1-day garage door installation for those who need it, preventing your homes from unnecessary exposure for longer periods. They are also ready with the vast collection of garage door parts that have to make repairs any time of the day. All of these garage door parts are of relatively lower prices and come with discounts and warranties – even lifetime warranties on springs.
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