Understanding Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs

Understanding your garage door can help you better gain an appreciation for how your garage door works. It can also help you identify when you might need additional maintenance. One such garage door component includes garage door springs.

Ultimately, as described in further detail on the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia, springs assist the garage door in both the critical function of opening and closing the door. More specifically, a torsion spring system contains one or two springs that are tightly wound up with cable drums that are located on each end. 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.

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.

One of the most common maintenance replacement efforts that Accent Garage Doors, a 22 year old company, performs for customers is a spring replacement. As the weather changes either from really hot or cold, springs may break. Our trained technicians understand how to replace springs with lots of experience.

Accent Garage Doors assists customers in replacing their springs. Typically replacing springs requires only a short amount of tim. If your garage door springs should break, give us a call at 801-898-3667.