Garage Door Torsion Spring
There are many different types of spring systems out there nowadays for people to use for their garage doors. Here in this blog I am going to be describing to you a little bit about the torsion springs that are widely used nowadays for garage doors. About 90% of all garage doors, both in America, and worldwide use the torsion spring system.
First off I am going to give you a little bit of information on how the torsion springs allow the garage door’s to open and close. The torsion spring is usually connected at the top of the garage door, and is centered in the middle of the door. The torsion spring is also usually attached to a 1″ shaft, and can sometimes come in a double configuration.
These types of springs usually get about 10,000 uses out of them before they finally wear out to the limit, and break. If your torsion spring has broke on your garage door, and your looking for information on where to purchase another one, and how to do it yourself. I would highly recommend that you do not try to take on this task by yourself, unless you are a extreme handy man.
The torsion springs are under a huge amount of stress when they open these garage doors. You have to think for a minute if these torsion springs are opening these 500lb garage doors, then what kind of stress must these spring be under? The results of a non-professional trying to replace a torsion spring on a garage door can result in serious injury, or even death.
What I have said in the above four paragraphs in just a little bit of information about the garage door torsion springs. Here in this blog I will be talking about replacing the torsion springs, how to go about purchasing them, and give you some safety tips as well. The blog is for you the consumer, and to help you understand torsion springs, and hopefully educate you about the dangers, and risks of this product as well.