If you've ever heard a loud snap from your garage and found the door refusing to budge, chances are you've met the infamous broken spring scenario. Garage door springs play a pivotal role; they counterbalance the weight of the door, making it light enough for either manual or automatic operation.
A quick peek above your garage door can reveal one of two types: torsion springs or extension springs. Torsion springs are mounted on a stationary metal shaft located above and parallel to the top of the garage door frame. They wind and unwind in a controlled motion to lift or lower your garage. On the flip side, extension springs are positioned above the horizontal tracks on both sides and stretch out when doors close.The differences between these two aren't just about their location but also how they manage tension. Torsion springs offer more control over movement, which translates into smoother operation and longevity—why most folks prefer them despite being pricier than their counterparts.
Tinkering with high-tension components like these is no child's play—springs under tension pack enough punch to turn simple repair attempts into hospital visits. Professionals bring not only tools designed for this kind of heavy lifting but also an understanding that comes from years in business—the sort we at Eric Garage Doors pride ourselves on having gained through countless installations and repairs across Watchung.We're talking about parts that hold up hundreds of pounds here. One wrong move could send all that crashing down—not something anyone wants sandwiched between themselves.
Lest we forget, safety isn't just about avoiding accidents during repairs—it’s ensuring future reliability too. A properly repaired spring means peace of mind every time you hit that remote button without needing frequent check-ups because let's face it—who has time for those?DASMA (Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association), suggests homeowners should have professionals handle any job involving these tightly wound devices.So why exactly do you need experts like us at Eric Garage Doors? Because expertise matters—a lot. We’ve seen every type imaginable bust its coils over our many years servicing Watchung homes’ garages.