If your garage door becomes too heavy or will only open slightly, you may have to replace broken torsion springs. We replace torsion springs on roll-up sectional garage doors. We also replace and carry extension springs for one-piece hardware garage doors (tilt up). DO NOT OPEN A GARAGE DOOR WITH BROKEN SPRINGS!
Garage door springs are under extreme tension. They are what allow your garage door's heavy panels to lift effortlessly and close carefully. The majority of springs are rated to operate 10,000 cycles if properly installed.
Most of the broken springs we see have snapped long before their time due to hasty installation. At Golden Rule Garage Door we take our time when installing your springs to set them at just the right tension so that they are not overworked and will last much longer.
All torsion springs for sectional roll-up doors are identified by their measurements and direction of wind. A spring's strength and life span is decided by the size of the spring and the amount of winds (how much tension the spring is under) that are applied. We measure springs by the diameter of the individual spring steel wire, the internal diameter of the spring, and the length of the spring. These three measurements tell you how many turns you can apply to a spring before it is over-wound. Every size spring is engineered to handle a specific amount of weight in the form of counter-balance. So, if a very large spring is installed on a lightweight garage door, then the door will want to open on its own and struggle to close. Opposite to this, if a very small spring is installed on a heavier garage door, then the spring is also not rated for that work load, leaving the door heavy and difficult to open. Either of these scenarios can cause dangerous problems. Avoid them by having your garage door torsion springs installed correctly by the seasoned, licensed, professionals at Golden Rule Garage Door.
Want in on an industry secret that can help you verify that springs installed on your garage door are the right size and wound the correct number of times? We carry a spring engineering specifications book with us that allows us to calculate what spring is best suited to counter-balance the specific weight of your garage door. Feel free to ask us when we begin a spring change to show you the measurements on the spring and what its life cycle is based on the corresponding measurements in our manufacturer's provided spring guide book.
10,000 cycles is the bare minimum life span of professionally installed springs. At 10,000 cycles, if you open and close your door 4 times per day, they should last 6.8 years. If you operate your door 2 times per day the springs should last 13.7 years.
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