Garage Door Spring Repair Red Deer
One of the most essential parts of the mechanism that opens and closes your garage door are the Garage door springs. It counterbalances the hundreds or thousands of pounds of the garage door and makes it possible for you to operate it at a push of a button. The mechanism has been in use for centuries, has been improved upon through modern day innovations. Because of their function and how they work, the garage door spring is designed to take on powerful
forces. A garage door spring weighing 100 pounds, for example, must be able to hold up a 100-pound force as well to counterbalance the door. To do this, the springs are designed to stretch or to torque.
Garage door springs are generally of two types; they are either extension springs or torsion springs. Each
of these types is also engineered in different ways as well:
Garage door Torsion Springs counterbalance garage doors using torque which is applied by drums on
both ends. Each drum has an attached cable which is then extended and secured firmly to the bottom
area of the door. When the door is opened or closed, the spring winds up to give way to the door and
keep it in balance.
Generally, the performance of torsion springs (which is usually measured in terms of cycle life) is
determined by the size, length and diameter of the wire used in making the spring.
There are various engineering designs of torsion springs and they include:
• Standard Residential Torsion Springs/ Commercial Torsion Springs,
• EZ-Set Torsion Springs
• Torquemaster Torsion Springs
• Mini-Warehouse Torsion Springs
• Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs.
Garage Door Extension Springs
As their name implies, extension springs operate by stretching and contracting as the door opens and
closes to counterbalance its weight. Usually, Garage doors with extension springs usually have them
mounted along the sides of the door or sometimes above the doors’ horizontal track.
Commonly you will find two extension springs on most garage doors in residential buildings, but
commercial buildings usually have multiple springs installed on their garage doors. To keep the spring
secured their ends are either open, closed or clipped to the other structures of the door. A garage door
extension spring is either a sectional garage door extension spring or a one-piece extension spring.
That about covers everything you need to know about how these springs work. Call our garage door repair Red Deer experts today for a FREE quote!