October 4, 2015 Garage Doors Helpfull Tips, Safer Garage

About Garage Door Torsion Springs

What do they do? How do they affect the life cycle of your garage door? And what should you do when they’re in need of repair?

1.Torsion springs store energy by using a rotating/twisting motion. They can store considerably more energy compared to conventional springs due to the fact they are made from a denser material.

2. Torsion springs are normally mounted horizontally above the opening of your garage door. When you pull the door down, cables attached to the bottom corners force the springs to wind up. When you open the door, the springs then unwind, transferring the energy to the door, making it easier to open.

3. Torsion springs will last somewhere between 5-7 years, or around 10,000 cycles.

4. Torsion springs can be very dangerous, and you not only need the special tools for the job, but also the expert knowledge of the mechanics involved.  Always call in a professional, rather than trying to handle a replacement or repair by yourself.