When you press your garage door opener and it smoothly opens or closes, you don't often think about all the vital parts involved – such as the garage door springs. In fact, these springs are the very thing responsible for making sure that door opens and closes as you wish. Here we will explore what these springs are, where they are found, and what their job is.
In order for your door to open and close smoothly there are a number of parts that must work in conjunction with each other. One of the most vital parts is the springs. First things first, if you suspect you are in need of garage door spring repair, it is recommended you call a professional. Broken springs and those on the verge of breaking are actually quite dangerous to work with. They are under an extreme amount of tension, as they are very tightly wound. If they should break while you are inspecting them, it will be disastrous.
The job of the springs is to counterbalance the door's weight. This aids in the opening and closing of the door. They are based on the weight of the door, which means they are specific to your particular door.These springs work by torsion or stretching.
Perhaps you've heard of torsion springs? These can be found on top of the door and either on, or in a metal shaft. Again, these particular springs are responsible for balancing the weight of the door as it opens and closes. They provide torque to the shaft. At either end of the shaft are drums that have a cable attached to them. This cable then runs right along to the bottom of your garage door. As you open and close the door, the torsion springs will either unwind or wind up, thereby opening and closing your door.
Torsion springs are a dangerous part to “tinker” with on your own, and really aren't meant to be a DIY project. If you require replacement, repair, or adjustment services for your torsion springs, we at Garage Door Repair Orange are happy to help.
When your springs start to act up, it's always wise to call on us here at Garage Door Repair Orange. Even if you’re not sure the springs are the culprit, it’s a good idea to have a professional take a look. Our technicians have all the right tools, knowledge, and access to parts that make broken spring repair safe, and easy.
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