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The right way to choose garage door springs is to measure the existing ones or know the door's height and weight. Each door should carry the right size spring depending on its weight. The inside diameter, wire size and length are equally important as knowing which types of ends and torsion spring winds to choose. Torsion and extension garage door springs have coils and although they work in a different way, they are both under tremendous tension. Their replacement and adjustment requires great attention. You can be rest assured that when you hire us for the job, your springs are in good hands. Read on and learn more about these small yet important parts.
Torsion spring stationary and winding cones
Some of the most distinctive characteristics of torsion spring systems are the spring ends. For standard residential doors, springs have a stationary cone at one side which is fastened on an anchor bracket, which is secured to the wall. This part of the spring doesn't move as its name implies.
At the other end, there is a winding cone. This cone is useful for the times the spring must be adjusted or installed. A winding bar is used to add or release tension by turning the cone. The spring winds and unwinds from this end and this way torque is developed and is then applied to the metal tube, which goes through the spring, and is transferred to the cable.
Extension spring pulleys
There are four pulleys in each extension spring system – two on each side. One pulley is connected to one end of the extension spring through a fork. The end of the cable at this side of the door goes over this pulley and it is then attached to the horizontal track. The other end of the cable goes over a second pulley and down to the bottom bracket. Common problems related to pulleys pop when the ball bearings break down or the bolt securing each pulley is loose or damaged. In such cases, the pulley is worn or often split in two and the door gets jammed. If you are dealing with similar problems, our technician can help by replacing the pulleys.
Safety cable installation
Safety cables are installed in extension spring systems. These cables pass through the springs and are secured to the wall next to the spring ends. They are installed for protection against accidents should the springs snap. In this case, the safety cables will keep the springs from snapping at you, damaging your property or scratching your car.
Garage door spring services in Tarpon Springs
When your garage door won't open whether you try to open it manually or with the opener, the springs are probably broken. You can easily see if the coils of your torsion or one of the extension springs are cut in two. In this case, all you have to do is contact Garage Door Repair Tarpon Springs. When it comes to damaged or broken springs, our team responds as fast as possible. We try to handle all spring issues in timely fashion, offer adjustment and lubrication services, replace broken springs, install new ones and help you with measurements.
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