Garage Door Springs

Garage Door SpringsThe garage door springs are composed of large wire coils which are designed to help lift and lower the garage doors.  The springs are wound at a very high tension, and help to take a lot of the burden of lifting and lowering the garage doors.  They are an essential part of the garage door, without which lifting the garage door becomes an almost impossible task.

There are two types of garage door springs:

  • Torsion springs
  • Extension springs

Although small, torsion springs exert a lot of power after being wound tightly, and they play an essentail role in helping to lift and lower the garage door.  

There are two types of torsion springs that this company supplies as of now: galvanzined steel torsion spring, and black-coated torsion springs.  The galvanzined steel torsion springs can come with a steel coating, which is meant to help guard against rust.  The black-coated torsion springs are suppossed to come oil-tempered.

The balancing mechanism for the torsion spring usually includes one or two tightly-wound springs placed on a steel tube with wiring on either side.  We place the equipment on the header wall, which is located above the garage door, and consists of three supports: a center support plate made out of either steel or nylon bearings, and two other supporting plates at both ends.  Each spring includes a steel wire, with a motionless shaft on one end attached to a center bearing plate, and a twisted shaft at the other end that includes multiple holes at every 90 degrees for winding the springs; the twisted shaft comes with two sets of screws to safeguard the springs attached to the shaft.  Balance cables made of steel run along the roller brackets to the bottom corners of the door to the cable drums.  When lifting the door upward, the springs wind down, and release tension that helps rotate the shaft, lifting the door, spinning the cable drums, and tightening the cables.  When bringing the door down, these cables are untangled from the drums, and the springs rewound back to full tension.

Extension springs are the second type of garage door springs available, and they are usually used for the door tracks to help extend and close the garage door.  Each system of extension springs will include a couple of extended springs running in parallel to the tracks, which will help lift the door through a structured pulley.  This pulley counterbalances the cables operating from underneath the brackets.  Once the door is lifted, the extension springs contract, which enables us to raise the door as the tension is released.

Changing the springs can be a real safety hazard, which is why it is nonetheless this website's recommendation that you call for a garage door technician who is trained in dealing with the springs.  This is because the springs are wound at a very high tension, and can wrap around the hand and injure it; this has happened to even experienced garage door technicians, and can be so serious as to cause permanent damage. .

Emergency Services

At LGD Garage Doors we care about quality and customer satisfaction:
  1. Garage Door Maintenance
  2. Broken Spring Repair
  3. Garage Opener Fixing
  4. Garage Spring Adjustment
  5. Garage Track Replacement
  6. Remote Control Fixing
  7. Torsion Spring Replacement

Garage Door Openers

We can repair almost any residential garage door you show us:

  • Liftmaster

  • Stanley

  • Genie

  • Chamberlain