Our experts worked hard to become the best torsion spring experts in Chicago. It took years and years of honing our skills and dealing with every possible problem under the rainbow for us to finally be able to confidently declare ourselves as the best garage door technicians in the city. It is our belief though that the ability to provide a variety of effective services to every local homeowner is the key to our success.
The Two Main Spring Types
Garage door springs repair is one of the areas we put a major focus into. There are two main types that are commonly used in residential garage door systems. The extension type, which is considered the more dangerous option, operate by stretching and contracting in order to support the weight of the door panels. Therefore, they are more susceptible to wear and tear damage, which means they are more likely to break after a certain point. Torsion springs, on the other hand, work differently. They twist and unwind in order to perform the same task, but the nature of their action makes them much stronger, and far less susceptible to damages. For those reasons, they are considered the safer and more durable option. Garage door torsion springs are designed to operate effectively for a certain amount of cycles, but with proper lubrication maintenance, which we can also perform, they can last for much longer.
Springs Require Special Care
A broken torsion spring can leave your automatic garage door completely stuck. It’s dangerous to even try to run the opener under that condition, as you can end up with even greater damage to your door system, not to mention your safety will be compromised. The best thing to do is to contact our team. We replace torsion springs of all sizes, makes and brands. Rest assured that we have the perfect spare part at hand. The replacement process involves removing the pieces of the old component, mounting the new one and winding it to counterbalance the door perfectly. If the door’s out of balance, count on us to adjust the spring accurately.
The Main Differences
Torsion springs are usually used to support extremely large or heavy door systems. However, if your garage door is smaller and lighter, then a set of extension springs are often the prefered choice. Both torsion and extension types can come in a variety of sizes and capabilities. The extension type ones are installed parallel to the ceiling, running from the door to the inwards into the garage. The torsion type is normally made of a spring, a drum, and a shaft. They are typically installed right above the door.
Contact Us Today
Garage door spring replacement should only be performed by a trained professional. Our experts at Garage Door Repair Chicago can help you deal with every type of problem you may experience. Call us today.