How to Determine Garage Door Spring Wind Direction (Left/Right Wound)

Are you trying to determine your garage door spring wind direction? Garage Door Nation is here to help! Below, we'll explain how you can determine the wind of your garage door torsion spring so you can get the right one to fix your door!

How to Determine Garage Door Spring Wind Direction

Here's how to tell if your garage door torsion spring is a left-wound spring or a right-wound spring as seen from the back of the door:

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garage door spring wind direction

What can we say - it can appear a bit complicated. They call it a right spring - but when you are looking at the door from the inside it goes on the left side and vice versa.

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That is unless it’s a reverse torsion system, which we are not going to discuss right now.

Garage Door Spring Wind Direction Color Chart

In most cases, you can determine the wind of your garage door torsion spring by using the color-coded system on the cones at the end of the spring. Usually, you will have two springs on your door, which will be color-coded. Most of the time the end on the right hand wind is red and the left and wind is black, as you can see on the graphic below.


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IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure not to make the mistake and confuse the color of the cones with the color that indicates the wire size. 

You can determine the wire size/diameter of your springs using this garage door torsion spring color code chart.

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You can get the garage door torsion springs you need to fix your door right here at Garage Door Nation! We carry every size and shape of garage door torsion springs available. Whether you need a right wound, left wound, or pair of garage door torsion springs, we've got you covered!

Simply visit our Garage Door Spring Wizard and input your specs, or visit this page to view our entire catalog of garage door torsion springs!

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