Garage Door Spring Replacement
Having a garage to pull your car into on a rainy night or utilizing your garage space for extra storage is a pretty neat thing when you think about it. For many who have a garage door opener, it’s as easy as hitting a button and you have access to this space. Until….. your garage door spring breaks. Suddenly the seemingly mundane becomes a luxury. Garage door springs virtually always break when the door is down and the springs are under their maximum tension, which means vehicles often get stuck inside the garage. Garage door springs are a vital part of the garage door system by relieving the garage door of its weight thus making it possible to manually raise the door or allow your opener to raise it. Replacing broken garage door springs should be left to a garage door services professional. If done improperly it can be extremely dangerous and even deadly. I have personally heard stories of people losing fingers and breaking bones. There are three main types of garage door springs on most residential and commercial applications:
Torsion Springs – Torsion springs are located above the garage door opening and fit over a torsion tube or rod.
Extension Springs – Extension springs are located on the right and left of the garage door horizontal tracks and expand and contract as the door goes up and down. Extension spring are typically used on single car size doors.
Wayne Dalton Torquemaster Springs – Torquemaster springs are located above the garage door opening much like a torsion spring system. Torquemaster springs are located inside a long tube that runs right to left above the door opening.