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Garage door springs counteract the force of gravity to ease the process of opening or closing your garage door. Springs are kept under constant tension to help reduce the weight of the garage door, making it easier for mechanical or manual opening and closing. However, this constant strain takes a toll on the springs, and over time, they may become worn down. When this happens, it is essential to contact your team of professional garage door technicians from H&O Garage Door Spring Replacement Aventura FL. Our team can diagnose and solve your issue with exceptional garage door spring replacement services.

Types of Garage Door Springs

Depending on the age and how your garage door was installed after the original purchase, your garage door will either have torsion springs. Here is more information on the two types of springs:

Torsion Garage Door Springs

Torsion springs are typically mounted above the door, though on older homes they could be mounted to the rear of the garage to take up less space. (This is known as a rear-mounted torsion.) A torsion spring’s job is to help balance the door, allowing it to open and close with the same amount of pressure and reduce the risk of placing too much strain on the opener.

How Does It Work?

Spring Warranty

Torsion springs are placed above the door with a metal tube running through the center that has drums on either side of the tubing. When the garage door is closed, the drums move with the cables connected to the bottom of the door to wind the springs back up, creating stored energy. As the garage door opens, the springs unwind, releasing the energy and allowing the garage door to open. As the door rolls overhead to the opening position, the spring unwinds, losing power and strain until it is needed again. The rate at which this process happens is known as inches pounds per turn (IPPT).

Spring Warranty

IPPT is based on the height and weight of the door along with the radius of the tracks and drums. If your garage door is properly balanced, then the springs should last a household up to 10,000 open and close cycles.

The lifespan of a torsion spring can be anywhere from 3 to 5 years depending on maintenance and how many open and close cycles you are using per day. (If you are using your garage door more than 4 times a day, the life expectancy will decrease due to the amount of strain being put on the springs. This could result in your torsion spring having a lifespan of 2-3 years.)

Most garage doors have two springs installed at the same time when one breaks it’s safe to say the second spring’s life expectancy has just about expired. In order to save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, H&O Garage Doors Aventura FL will usually recommend replacing both springs. It’s extremely important to properly maintain equipment such as garage doors and automobiles.

Since garage doors come in all weights and sizes, the right springs need to be installed in order to properly balance the door. If a technician puts the wrong spring on your door, not only will this damage your garage door system, but it will cause the garage door opener to do more work than it was built to do. This is why H&O Garage Doors Aventura FL technicians only install the right springs for the door’s weight and check their work by performing a balance test.

Call H&O Garage Door Florida today at (833)-hogarage!