Archive for garage door torsion springs

Are Your Garage Door Torsion Springs Balanced Properly?

How hard can it really be to balance your garage door torsion springs and know if they are the right one(s) for the garage door…..

broken garage door springThere are many schools of thought about garage door torsion springs and their replacement.  Numerous websites and videos showing you how to change them yourself, using galvanized or oil soaked, some will count the number of coils within a certain measurement to determine the wire diameter of the torsion spring, some will use a spring gauge to determine the wire diameter of the torsion spring, and some will look at the color coding i.e. yellow, red, green etc. This can be somewhat overwhelming to an untrained service technician or “Do it Yourselfer”.  It looks simple enough …how hard can it really be??? Read More→

Garage Door Springs – Should I Replace With One or Two?

One Spring vs. Two Garage Door Springs

What is a garage door spring and where do I look for it?  It is that object that is located above the garage door that looks like a coil or spring.  The proper name used in the garage door industry is called a torsion spring.

garage door torsion springA torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is a flexible object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. When it is twisted, it exerts a force (actually torque) in the opposite direction, proportional to the amount (angle) it is twisted.

So why would it be important to have one or two garage door springs on a standard two car garage door? Read More→