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Types of Coil Springs
Garage door springs ought to be chosen carefully so that they will lift the door properly. Although the lifespan of springs is shorter than other garage door parts, it's good to get springs that will last at least for thirty thousand cycles. Getting the right type of coil springs and ensuring their proper installation are also important matters. With long experience in the garage door industry and having absolute knowledge of all spring systems, the technicians of “Garage Door Repair Valhalla” can really be of assistance. If you're looking for new springs or simply try to understand whether the current ones are the proper ones and whether you must replace them if you change the door, we are here.
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Extension garage door springs are one of the most common types and especially designed for average weight door panels. The number of their coils and thus their length is usually determined by the height of the overhead door. Of course, this is also subject to the properties of the spring. We make sure that the coils of the spring will extend properly when the door is closed. This means that they will store enough energy to open the door later but they must not make efforts to extend and close the door or they will break. Consequently, they must be of the right size and tiny differentiations are fixed by adjusting them through the cable s-hook.
The extension coil spring at each side of the door hooks on the frame or tracks on one side, and on the opposite side it connects with a pulley through a pulley fork. When the springs are of the right size, the two ends are connected properly and the spring can extend and contract without effort. Most extension springs have tight coils and as the force of the door's weight is applied, the spring extends and its coils separate and that's how they store their energy.
Torsion springs are also chosen from the number of coils and their inside diameter. We also check whether a garage system needs one or two coil torsion springs in order to supply our customers with the correct left and right wind. When the door is extremely heavy, the inside diameter will be larger. The coils of these springs are tight, too. If you try to pull them apart with your hands, you'll see that they'll snap back together at once. Clopay has created the EZ-SET springs, which have gapped coils. If you get these types of springs in your hands, you'll notice that you can separate them further but they won't snap together.
In any case, as the door is activated they will torque around the shaft and this rotation will balance the door and make its lifting possible. We're here to explain the details of coil springs and help you find the ideal ones. We're also here to install and service them! Don't hesitate to call for any question!