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Garage Door Springs

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817-945-3272

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Replacing garage door springs is a process that takes a certain amount of knowledge and skill to do safely. Because the springs are responsible for lifting a door that weighs several hundred pounds, they must be under extreme tension. Without the right tools and experience, an amateur can cause extensive property damage or suffer a debilitating injury. If your garage door spring breaks, the specialists at Fort Worth Garage Door Repair can replace it quickly, efficiently and safely.

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The springs

These must be able to counteract the gravitational force on the door in order for it to move smoothly along the track. They lighten the load and assist the garage door opener or your arm muscles in lifting the door with minimal resistance.

Garage door systems

These use one of two types of springs. Extension springs run horizontal to the door track. They resist stretching and when the ends are pulled apart, the force they exert lifts the door against gravity. Even when there is no load applied, extension springs are under a small degree of tension.

Other types of springs

The other type of spring used in garage door applications is the torsion spring. Torsion springs are at full tension when the door is closed. This type of spring differs from an extension spring in that it exerts rotary or torque force instead of linear force. They absorb and release energy as they wind and unwind. Most systems use two torsion springs mounted perpendicular to the door track and on other either side of the midway point of the door opening.

Many sizes for different types of doors

There is no one size fits all solution when selecting garage springs. They come in a wide range of sizes and the dimensions must be matched to the door for optimal performance. Accurate measurement of the spring is crucial for safe operation of the system. Installing the wrong size springs can compromise other components and result in the need for additional repairs.

Springs dimensions

Measuring the spring length can be tricky for amateurs, especially if the spring snapped apart or is deformed in one or more areas. The inside diameter is the amount of space between spring coils. The wire diameter indicates the thickness of a single coil. Whether the spring winds to the left or to the right is also important in choosing the right part for the door system. Our qualified specialists are familiar with all these measurements and have the knowledge to select the proper springs to ensure the operating system performs the way it should.

Each garage door spring is rated

According to the average number of times it can cycle through opening and closing the door. Industry studies show that the typical household will cycle the garage door an average of 1,500 times in a single year. While most springs are rated to compete 10,000 cycles, Fort Worth Garage Door Repair installs components that are rated for up to 30,000 cycles before replacement is necessary. You can count on us to deliver a high standard of workmanship and quality parts at a competitive price.

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