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Everything That You Need To Know About The Garage Door Springs

There are two main categories of Garage Door Springs, and these are extension and torsion springs.  When you break these down into further categories, you have various engineered designs such as:

Torsion Springs

•Mini-Warehouse Torsion Springs •Torquemaster Torsion Springs •EZ-Set Torsion Springs •Standard Commercial Torsion Springs •Standard Residential Torsion Springs •Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs

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Extehsion Springs

•One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs •Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs

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The Purpose Of Your Garage Door Sprigns

The purpose of your garage door springs is to counterbalance your garage door’s weight, and this will make it easy to close and open your garage door.  An example of this would be a situation in which your garage door weighs 150 lbs.  So you’ll need a 150 lbs.  Spring-Force to counterbalance your door. Needless to say, this situation can make changing/replacing your garage door springs a highly dangerous undertaking by someone who isn’t a professional in garage door repair.  As such, there’ve been quite a few serious accidents and even deaths that have come about, when an inexperienced person has tried to work with garage door springs.

Torsion Springs

The Torsion Springs Of a Garage Door have been designed to secure to metal shafts that are located directly above your garage door.  The garage door balancing attained by the application of torque force to the garage door shaft, which features drums that located on each end.

Standard Torsion Springs

The most common torsion springs for home applications are known as residential torsion springs, and they will usually have one spring on a lighter garage door and two springs on a heavier garage door. The reason for this is that two springs will make the garage door much safer when it comes to a heavier door. That is especially true should one spring happen to break while the door is in the open position.

A similar design to the standard torsion springs can found with the EZ-set torsion springs. The difference, however, lies with the hardware. Professional garage door installers will mount the EZ-Set springs to winders that located at the shaft’s ends. You will also have one or two springs on the shaft, just like the residential torsions springs mentioned above. You’ll find these types of garage door springs on two-car garages.
TorqueMaster torsion spring systems (by Wayne Dalton) have been designed to operate even more safely than the EZ-Set torsion springs systems, with either one or two of the TorqueMaster springs located inside the garage door shaft.
Both Commercial and Industrial Garage doors will have two torsion springs at the least. But you’ll even find those who possess four or more torsion springs in configurations such as; mixed, triplex, duplex and linear.

Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs

Steel rolling doors differ from standard garage doors that constructed in sections. Their greater mobility range provided by slats which interlock and securely wrap around a barrel. In this case, the torsion spring located inside the barrel. In this situation, several springs used for heavier doors.
Mini-warehouse doors are also called one-piece curtain doors or self-storage doors. That is the type of door that you’ll find in a self-storage lot. These engineered from single pieces of steel. That is what makes them different from steel rolling doors which are composed of slats. These doors will usually use two garage door torsion springs that utilize one torsion spring for each end of the garage door shaft.

Steel Rolling Door Torsion Springs

Steel rolling doors differ from standard garage doors that constructed in sections.  Their greater mobility range provided by slats which interlock and securely wrap around a barrel.  In this case, the torsion spring located inside the barrel.  In this situation, several springs used for heavier doors.
Mini-warehouse doors are also called one-piece curtain doors or self-storage doors.  That is the type of door that you’ll find in a self-storage lot.  These engineered from single pieces of steel.  That is what makes them different from steel rolling doors which are composed of slats.  These doors will usually use two garage door torsion springs that utilize one torsion spring for each end of the garage door shaft.

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Extension Springs

These garage door springs are mounted either above your garage door’s horizontal tracks or along your garage door’s sides. When the door opened and closed, these garage door extension springs can either contract or stretch to counteract the weight-balance of the door.
For residential garage door extension springs, you’ll usually find one extension spring located on each of the door’s sides. However, multiple springs can found on heavier residential garage doors or commercial doors.

One-Piece Garage Door Extension Springs

These types of springs will operate as a single piece. When your garage door opens, the top will move along tracks that located on the inside of your garage door. The garages door’s bottom will rise on the outside of your garage. In this case, the weight of the door counterbalanced by the extension spring’s pull against a connecting point (or pivot). One-piece garage doors are not popular in harsh weather climates since they don’t allow for weather-stripping.

Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs

When it comes to sectional garage door extension springs, these are the types of extension springs that are most popular in the U.S. These work by stretching parallel and above your garage door’s horizontal tracks, located on each side. The weight counterbalanced through the pulling on the garage door cables.
Both commercial and residential extension spring configurations are similar. However, with heavier commercial doors, you can have a kit that allows multiple extension springs to connect to each other.

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