Nashville Garage Door Springs Replacement
Garage doors typically use either a torsion spring or extension springs to lift, or counter balance the weight of your overhead door. Torsion springs offer the best life expectancy. However, they are dangerous and should only be replaced by a trained professional. Extension springs can be used on smaller garage doors, or in instances where headroom is an issue. In order to properly balance your garage door, you must use the correct springs. If your sectional door, or one piece door weighs 120 pounds, then you need to use a spring or springs with 120 pounds of pull or lift.
Torsion spring replacement is so dangerous because most people do not have the proper tools and training to wind, or load the torsion springs. Extension springs are not entirely safe either. If you do not properly secure both ends of the cables that run through the pulleys on an extension spring system, the springs can fly off and injure people when they are stretched or extended in closing the overhead door. One way to help with this issue is to use safety cables run through the extension springs. This way if the spring breaks, or a cable slips or breaks, the spring will stay on the safety cable.
Torsion garage door springs are mounted above the garage door opening on a tube. On either end of the tube are drums with lift cables that are attached to the bottom of the door. Lighter garage doors only require one spring, but heavier overhead doors will require two springs. Torsion spring life expectancy and lift properties are determined by three things: the wire gage, the overall length of the spring, and the diameter of the the spring. With different combinations of these three factors, you can achieve shorter or higher life cycles in a torsion spring replacement.
Extension garage door springs are used on both sectional, and one piece garage doors. However, each type of door requires a totally different looking spring. Sectional garage doors springs are usually located along side of the horizontal tracks. One piece garage door springs are mounted to the wall near the floor with an adjustment pin, and hook over a pivot pin on the lever arm of the one piece garage door. Most lighter and smaller garage doors have one spring on either side of the door. However, some heavier and larger sectional garage doors may require multiple extension springs on both sides. For overhead garage doors, the springs have looped ends so that they can be hooked on one end to secure the spring to the track back hangs. The other end of the extension spring will have a pulley attached to it. Then a cable will run from the front of the horizontal track through the pulley, and will be attached to the bottom of the door.
There are also a few non-standard types of torsion springs. One is the EZ-Set torsion spring by Clopay. Another is the Wayne Dalton Torque Master torsion spring system. Both of these types of springs are designed with safety in mind. They allow the spring to be wound through a gear box on the end of the spring, and are wound using a drill. The problem with these types of systems is that they don’t typically last as long as standard garage door springs. Also, the replacement springs are not readily available. This means more down time, and higher cost of repair.
When you choose Aaron’s garage door Nashville, your situation will be thoroughly assessed and your options will be clearly explained. With over 15 years of experience, Aaron’s can safely and efficiently replace your broken garage door springs. Repairs will be completed with quality parts that are best suited for your particular repair.
Aaron’s Garage Doors has spring replacement options including:
- Extension springs for single and double car doors
- Extension to torsion spring conversions
- Non-standard spring system conversions
- Single torsion spring replacement for lighter garage doors
- Double torsion spring replacement for heavier garage doors
- High cycle or extended life torsion springs for high traffic garage doors
- One piece door springs
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Not only can Aaron’s Garage Doors replace broken garage door springs, but also just about any part on your garage door installation. Aaron also repairs and replaces garage door openers. Call 615-456-6654 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment.