While there may be other types of springs on market, two most important ones are torsion and extension springs. The torsion spring has a pretty simple mechanism. The stationery cone secures one end of it to the spring anchor bracket, whilst the other end is connected to a winding cone. All of this allows an easy manual operation of the entire mechanism. Obviously, modern garage doors are almost exclusively electric, which means that remotes are the usual way to handle them.
Despite the fact that torsion springs are more expensive than some other types such as extension, they are still more popular. The main reason for this is its durability. It is usually cited that torsion springs last longer, and that their life cycle is about 3 times more than extensions'. Besides, they are usually able to support more weight than the alternatives, giving the owner more flexibility when choosing the door panels.
Recently, there have been some concerns about the way springs are made and whether they can actually withstand quoted figures of force. It is mainly because of the low-quality imported steel. Another issue has been the shortened life span of the springs, in order to sell more in the future. Often, the span becomes one third of its original value. In this situation, the trust and professionalism gain an extra benefit. The risks involved are so high that a trusted company is required when one considers spring replacement. There are, however, great quality products out there, you just need to choose the right ones. In case you are new to it or unsure, ask a professional.Back To Our Services