Garage Door Springs In Macon, GA 478-787-0025
Garage door springs are designed to fail. They are usually rated for 10,000 cycles. When your garage door springs have reached that number of cycles, they are destined to fail within a matter of days, weeks or months. Not years. That’s why it is recommended that when one spring breaks, it’s best to replace the other spring at the same time. But the choice is yours. If you want us to only replace one spring, you’re the boss. Just call us at 478-787-0025.
Types of garage door springs.
All the different spring systems are designed to assist with balancing the door’s weight allowing the average person to easily lift even the heaviest of doors manually.
In the event you have a garage door opener, garage door springs take some of the burden off the motor and drive system. Electric openers are only designed to guide the door up and down not to actually lift the door’s weight.
Torsion garage door springs are by far and away the most popular style and are used by about 90% of all manufacturers in one form or another.
They are mounted on a 1″ shaft directly above the door in a single or double configuration. On most doors the garage door spring will be centered in the middle of the door but on rare occasions they are mounted directly to the cable drums or located near the back of the door tracks for cases where there is a low clearance situation.
The next most popular garage door springs system is probably the garage door extension spring.
The stretch spring lifting system has been around for a very long time. These springs are generally located just above the horizontal door tracks. These garage door springs get their lifting capacity from being pulled or stretched as the garage door closes. Most garage doors use a single spring system utilizing one spring on each side of the garage door track. The springs will have a cable pulley secured at one end of the spring and the other end will be anchored where the door tracks are supported. A cable will run from the garage doors bottom bracket up to a cable located just above the door around the pulley that is secured to the spring and back to the front track area.
Hopefully you gained some basic knowledge and understanding of garage door springs and can identify your lifting system. Remember garage door springs can be dangerous and you always need to wear safety glasses gloves and use the proper tools when working on your garage door. If you do not feel comfortable performing the repair or are of unsure of the procedures always call your local garage door technician at 478-787-0025.
Macon Door Service
4500 Billy Williamson Drive
Macon, GA 31206
Your Local Garage Door Spring Replacement Specialist.
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