Freeport NY Garage Door Spring Repair – Replacement

Garage Door Extension Springs  Replacement Freeport NY

The extension springs are an older and cheaper model of a spring which is an often used system. They are located at both sides of the door and are mounted on the extension spring’s swing arms. It is also more inexpensive compared to the torsion spring.

The difference between an extension spring and torsion spring is that the operation of the extension spring is based on distance; the farther extended, the greater extent of force is applied on the spring. It can last from 5,000 to 10,000 lifts.

When your garage door is elevated too high. So that it supports your garage door opener, you do not have to buy an entirely new electric opener. However, you can save money by easily purchasing a garage door extension spring replacement and cable. The extension cables let you  raise the garage door to heights of 7 feet or 8 feet. Or you can buy full extension springs for garage doors that range in height from 78 in. to 84 in. The lightest of these springs supports balance weights of 50 lbs.

In addition, to springs, you can also purchase any supporting hardware that may be required to easily open and close the garage door. The hardware includes: cables, pulleys, wheels, and if you don’t know how heavy your garage door is, you may need a counter balance lever arm to weigh it.

Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement Freeport NY

Torsion or Torque springs are twisting steel which retains the force in the twist of the internal bar. If you think of the old-fashioned mouse trap you have the idea. The power is created by twisting the mouse trap under pressure. The torsion spring’s force is proportional to how the torque in the twist.   This is usually an enclosed unit and thus safer than the loose spring. Torsion springs are located at the upper section of the door and are usually mounted on the door header. This kind of spring will be the far stronger of the two and can lift a weight up to 500 lbs. It has a lifespan of approximately 20,000 lifts.

Any homeowners will at some point experience broken garage door torsion springs that must be replaced. The average torsion spring lasts for about 10,000 cycles of opening and closing the garage door. This is because of the amount of pressure that is put on these springs on a regular basis.

If you are in need of a garage door torsion spring replacement or garage door extension replacement, please contact us to make an appointment and get professional service and affordable price.