A extension spring in a garage door sliderA spring is a major part of every garage door system, and every garage door may require a different type of spring with a different setup. For this reason, it’s important to have your garage door set up by a professional who can make sure that the spring is set up safely and efficiently. When a spring breaks, the entire garage door system can’t work properly, and may even be dangerous. When that time comes, it’s time to call the professionals to come and do a replacement.

Here are two main types of garage door springs that we specialize in repairing.

Extension Springs

Extension springs tend to be cheaper to install and replace, which makes them popular in many suburban homes. You can recognize an extension spring by looking at the top tracks that are located at the sides of the garage door. The way that extension springs work is by stretching and shrinking to counter the movement of the door. This makes the door operate smoother, and helps balance out the force that is coming from the opener.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are a little bit pricier, but are a bit more elegant in their design. These springs tend to be thicker, and have large metal plates on each end of the spring. Rather than work be tension, these springs use torque to lift the door. Instead of expanding and shrinking like an extension spring, torsion springs will wind and unwind to provide force.

Call our experts today!

Replacing a broken spring can be quite dangerous, as the tension of a spring can cause them to fling and cut you. If you have a garage door spring that you need fixed or replaced, don’t hesitate to call our experts today! Nobody can beat our spring repair prices, which are incredibly competitive in Utah. Also be sure to ask about the limited lifetime warranty that we offer.