Torsion springs are a crucial mechanism in your garage door system that allows the door to be raised and lowered smoothly and slowly, without any jarring or jerking. Over time, torsion springs wear out due to repeated use.
A garage door typically has two torsion springs. One of the springs is on the left and one on the right. They are both attached to a cable that runs over a pulley at each end. The tension in these cables changes as you open or close your garage door, which pulls up or lets down one of the torsion spring sets into its drum cylinder. When installed correctly, these springs will provide years of service without needing to be replaced.
The most common sign that your torsion spring needs replacing is when you hear loud banging as the door opens or closes. It is always best to replace the torsion springs as soon as possible before they break, which can cause more damage to your garage and be a hazard to people and property. If one of your garage door springs has broken, it is best to replace both the broken spring and the undamaged spring. This will ensure that your garage door is balanced, and both will have an equal amount of tension.
If you are in the market for a pair of high-quality garage door torsion springs, you've come to the right place. We stock 2-spring sets for all types of garage doors.
If you are unsure of what size torsion springs you need, our simple-to-use wizard will assist you in determining the right ones for your garage door.
If you have any other questions, we encourage you to contact us, and we'll get right back to you. If you explore our site, you'll also find a handy FAQ page and several tutorials on DIY garage repair for you to view. Order your new garage door spring sets from Garage Door Nation today!