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Garage Door Spring Replacement Guide – How to Tutorial

Dec 18, 2014 | 0 comments


The garage door is the heaviest movable object of your home, weighing in the neighborhood of 400+ pounds. We put our trust in the rollers, tracks, and springs when the door cycles up and down, often with a car or a person underneath as it opens. The component that performs most of the work is a spring, and it does so under hundreds of pounds of torsion. Unfortunately these springs can often break, rendering the door immovable and trapping a car either inside or outside the garage. For everything you need for your garage door spring replacement, we recommend the...

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Oil Tempered versus Zinc Galvanized Torsion Springs

Sep 08, 2014 | 0 comments


Why does it matter?  Oil tempered springs have been around for a very long time and they are the most common springs on a garage door.  These spring have one downfall, they rust.  These springs are nice because they keep their tension and rarely ever need to be tightened.  Anyone who suggests tightening torsion springs is wrong - you are temporarily helping your garage door.  The fact is that the spring has a limit on how much it can be adjusted, if you over exhaust that limit then you reduce the cycle life.  Cycle life refers to the rating of...

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