Do you want to buy a garage door spring but still getting confused about the garage door spring you need to buy? Then worry no more, because A1 Garage Door Service has some tips for you!
The most common spring size is 728. The 700 represents the wire gauge, and the 28 represents the length of the spring. However, it can range from 300 to 900. The former (300) being the most heavy-duty while the latter series (900) are more lightweight. Read on to find out exactly how to measure and buy the correct spring for your garage door.
When you are not familiar with the components of your garage door, there is a big chance that you will fall into the trap of buying parts that are not fitted with the current garage door you have. It is a good thing if your garage door does not require any sophisticated parts and would do away with universal garage door parts. However, this is not always the case.
Buying a garage door spring
Garage door springs are a garage door component where “one size fits all” is not applicable. Every garage door requires a certain spring specification depending on the height and the weight of the door per se. You cannot just settle on a spring your neighbor suggests you buy. This is because what they have in theirs may not be the same spring you need to yours.
When buying a garage door springs it is important to know five things about your springs: (1) the length, (2) wire size, (3) inside diameter, (4) spring wind and (5) types of ends. If your garage door is the two-spring type, it is required to measure and record the specification of each one.
By doing so, you can be assured that you’d get the right spring for your garage door.
Here’s How to Get The Measurement of Your Garage Door Springs
Contrary to what most believe, you don’t need to actually unwind the spring in order to measure the length of the spring. To get the measurement, all you need to do is to measure from the first coil on one end to the last coil on the other end of the garage door spring including the coils that are in the cone.
This requires careful handling since garage door springs are tightly wound due to the high amount of tension it contains that when released suddenly may cause serious injuries and possible death. It is encouraged that when the springs are still wound tightly, the setscrews on the winding cone should not be touched.
For already broken torsion springs, you can loosen the setscrews on the winding cone, slide the two parts of the spring together, do not leave a gap between the two separate part of coils and then measure.
For more accurate measurement, you can ask the help of professionals to assist you.
A1 Garage Door Service is your expert in garage door springs
If you damage your garage door spring, you can call A1 Garage Door Service to assist you. They are open 24/7 to fix all your garage door concerns. There is no problem too big or too small for them. When you call, they’ll immediately make themselves available to help you.
A1 Garage Door Service does have all types of springs you may need. Whatever the size, length, and dimension you need, surely they will have it available for you. They can even determine the type of garage door springs you need – all you need is book an appointment.
For safely replacing your garage door springs, call A1 Garage Door Service. You can be assured that the expert service they provide will ensure your protection and your family’s as well. No need anymore to compromise your safety.
Call A1 Garage Door Service now at 844-214-2724 to book your appointments.
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“A1 garage door came highly recommended. I called them and they were able to come out the same day to fix my garage door spring. Alec was very knowledgeable and responsive. He did a great job and was very friendly. I would recommend them to everyone that has any garage door needs. Their pricing was very reasonable as well.” -Marissa G ★★★★★