Fixxed Garage Doors recently completed a garage door spring replacement project in Burbank, CA. The homeowner had a two-car garage door with a broken torsion spring, likely due to wear and tear after years of continued use. We replaced the broken spring and the other one with high-cycle-rated ones, designed to last longer and handle more frequent use than the original spring. After completing the work, the client was satisfied with the results and felt confident that their new garage door springs would withstand continued use without needing to be replaced for a long time.
Unfortunately, the service life of garage door springs is finite, as they are designed only to last around 10,000 cycles. That is why paying attention to the age of your springs is important. The older your springs get, the more likely they will be unable to provide the same level of support. As they get older and worn out, it is harder and harder for them to do their job. Also, as your springs weaken, you may feel it in your back: lifting the door requires more force and may take longer than normal. If your springs show signs of wear, do not wait any longer—call a professional. With new springs installed, your garage door will run smoothly and quietly again.
The whole weight of your garage door is held up by the spring. Since garage doors are massive, the springs hold hundreds of pounds of weight, making doors lighter. They also distribute a garage door's weight evenly, giving your door a more balanced motion when in use.
The two most common types of springs for garage door systems are the torsion spring and extension spring. Both look like any other spring; they are long metal coils that lift the garage door. But the way the garage door springs work is different between the two. Extension springs stretch and shrink, while torsion springs twist. And while torsion springs are usually wrapped around a bar above the door, extension springs are installed on both sides of the upper track where the safety cables hold them in place.
Most garage doors used to have extension springs for a long time. But most new garage doors now have torsion springs instead of extension springs. Professionals often recommend replacing extension springs with torsion springs when working on an older garage door.
Extending the life of your garage door springs isn't difficult. The key is to regularly inspect and lubricate them and ensure that your springs are balanced correctly. Here is how to do it:
By following these steps, you can help extend the service life of your garage door springs and keep your door running smoothly.
Get your garage door fixed the right way with Fixxed Garage Doors! We offer replacement parts like garage door springs, garage door cables, and hardware to help you get your door opening and closing smoothly. With our expertise and variety of products, we can diagnose and repair any issue that you are having with your garage door. Whether it is something small or large, we have the perfect solution for you. So do not let a broken garage door slow you down—call us to ask for free estimates or schedule a service call.
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