Knowing the Two Types of Garage Door Springs

Extension and Torsion Springs

The springs are one of the most critical components of any garage door system. Regardless of the type of springs you have, they are responsible for managing your garage door’s counterbalance system. To do this job, the system uses either a torsion or extension spring. It is imperative to know which type of spring your door has. Here are the two types of garage door springs.

Extension Springs

Extenstion SpringsThis type of spring is commonly used for small garage doors because they are less expensive than torsion springs. They are installed on the side of the door, which means that they do not occupy much space like its counterpart the torsion springs. If you opt for this spring, keep in mind that they will only last for 10,000 cycles, operate with a jerking motion, and require more maintenance than torsion springs.

Torsion Springs

These springs are more modern than the extension ones. The torsion springs use torque to lift the garage door. They are available in several sizes and lengths that are calculated based on your garage door’s track radius, height, and weight.garage door springs

They are large parts that are installed on the top of the overhead door, and they slowly twist and coil on the shaft with the help of a motor. Torsion springs are sturdier, support more weight, last longer, and are safer to operate than extension springs.

Need Replacement or Adjustment of Your Garage Door Springs?

It is highly recommended to leave these tasks in the hands of experts. Whether the door uses extension or torsion springs, Colorado Overhead Door professionals are available to help you repair, replace, or maintain your system to perform effectively. Call us at (303) 963-9325 to speak to a garage door expert. We provide the finest and most extensive selection of residential and commercial garage doors in the area.

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