Homeowners overlook their garage doors until there is a break down. Some home owners are very keen to everything that happen around their home hence, they easily notice damages before they get worse.
As a garage owner ensure that from the first day of having a garage you are well conversant with the types of springs, materials and even installers. This can be helpful because it can be easily lowered or raised without much work.
It is good if you realize that the spring is an important part of any garage door. Safe installation and door springs can prevent property damages or injuries to the owner which can cause death are some of the consequences. There are two most categories of garage door springs:
Garage door are usually raised by torque which are used by torsion springs. Whenever force is applied through motor or hand, at the shaft the torsion springs slowly coil and twist and they are normally located above the garage opening.
In terms of wire lengths and sizes, the springs come in various options depending on how wide your garage door is. In addition to that, the springs also vary from garage door track radius, weight and many more.
On both sides of the garage door, extension springs are always placed above the horizontal tracks. These types are the most common ones on residential garage doors. These springs stretch when the door is opened. Support of the door comes from the stretching nature that provides a counterbalancing.
The springs expand more and this depend on the amount of force applied either when it through motor or hand. It is recommended that they be paired with safety cables that are important at preventing or controlling bottom or cable bracket failure.
Despite of the extension springs being commonly used in residential garages and also cheap, they are still the more dangerous. Torsion Springs are very costly but very safe to use.