All About Garage Door Springs

As the colors change and temperatures move from hot to cold once again during this fantastic fall season, garage door springs can break down. To help you better understand garage door springs, please take a moment to follow our questions and answers.

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What are garage door springs?

Rest assured, we are here to answer that question for you. Wikipedia identifies that garage door springs assist the garage door in both the critical function of opening and closing the door. A garage door torsion spring system contains one or two springs that are tightly wound up with cable drums located on each end.

Where are springs located on the garage door?

Springs are mounted on the header wall of the garage door. When the garage door is opened, the springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft, thus turning the cable drums, wrapping the cables around the grooves on the cable drums.

When the door is lowered, the cables unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension. Hence, the springs work in tandem with your garage door opener.

How long do springs last?

Springs last anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 cycles depending on the model. A cycle consists of one time of both opening and closing the garage door. The average garage door opens and shuts 1,500 times per year. This means that springs last anywhere from 6 to 10 years.

Where can I get help with my garage door springs?

Look no further than Accent Garage Doors. With 23 years of experience, we are qualified to provide quality timely service for all of your garage door needs. When you go with Accent Garage Doors, you can rest assured that our trained and experienced technicians understand how to replace springs appropriately, promptly, and accurately.

A typical garage door spring replacement require just a quick visit from a technician to replace the springs. If your garage door springs should break, give us a call at 801-898-3667 to schedule a repair.

Remember, when you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.