Your garage door springs are a crucial element to your garage door. Choosing the right spring and having it properly installed by a garage door professional is more important than you might realize. A faulty garage door spring can have damaging and even fatal consequences. When you discover that you need a spring replaced in your garage door, call Lifetime Garage Doors, and we will take care of it for you. You can rely on us to bring the expertise and experience needed.
So how do you choose what type of spring to use? Though there are a variety of types of springs, the two most popular are torsion springs and extension springs.
Torsion springs are attached above the garage door, where they coil around the shaft when the door opens. They are called “torsion” springs because they use torque to raise the door. There are different sizes and lengths of torsion springs, depending on your garage door specifications.
Extension springs are the most commonly used garage door spring. These springs open the garage door by expanding when pressure is applied. Extension springs come with safety cables, and with good reason; should a spring, cable, or bracket fail, the extension spring could become projected and cause damage to property or a person.
So which one should you choose? It depends on your priorities. Extension springs are popular because they are much less expensive than other types of springs; however, they are more dangerous. Torsion springs are much safer, can support more weight, and last longer. It is also easier to open and close a garage door with torsion springs. However, they are more expensive.
Whatever type of spring you should choose, Lifetime Garage Doors can help you install it. Call us today for a free consultation.