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Example of broken spring
Steel & Wooden Doors
Dangers of Door Servicing

Image displays a broken left hand torsion spring

A door will fail or struggle to open if a spring breaks or if its cables come off their tracks. In either event you risk serious damage to your opener or door if the problem isn't corrected immeadiatly.

Above is a picture of a typical broken spring. If your spring looks like this, then you have a broken Torsion Spring. The spring on the right is not broken but note the seperation on the spring on the left.

Continuing to use your opener in this condition will usually result in damage to the gearing in the opener. Torsion springs are generally mounted on the wall just above your door.

Above: Even though this spring is clearly broken, the one on the right is still under tension and must be addressed before ANY repairs or servicing take place

Torsion springs are the kind that wind-up on a Torsion Tube above the Garage Doors, mounted to the header, as in the picture above We highly recommend replacing both Torsion springs at the same time.  Each spring only has so many cycles and your un-broken spring is usually the same age. It's very common to see the second spring break shortly after replacement  of a broken spring bringing you right back to the position you are currently in. It Should be noted to check, center and end bearings, as well as cables for fraying of the wire.

Extension Springs are mounted along the side top rail of the door, and they must be replaced as a pair to keep the door evenly balanced. Again, it should be noted to check your extension cables, pulleys and S hooks when replacing these springs.
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24 Gauge Raised or Flush Paneled

R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 15', 16', 18', 20'
Section Thickness:  2  "    




24, 25 & 27 Ga. Steel Doors


25 Gauge Steel Deep Ribbed
 

R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  2  "

25 Gauge Steel Raised Panel


R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
SectionThickness:  2  "

27 Gauge Steel 1-3/8” Foam Core


R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 15', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "

27 Gauge Steel 2” Foam Core

R-Value: 8
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 15', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  2  "




Raised Panel Wood


R-Value: TBD
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "

Wood Flush Foam
Core

R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "

Wood Panel Heavy Duty


R-Value: TBD
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "

Wood Panel Medium Duty R-Value:
TBD

Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "


25 Gauge Steel Raised Panel


R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 16', 18'
SectionThickness:  2  "

27 Gauge Steel 1-3/8” Foam Core


R-Value: 6
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 15', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  1-3/8  "

27 Gauge Steel 2” Foam Core

R-Value: 8
Available Heights: 6.5', 7', 8'
Available Widths: 8', 9', 10', 12', 15', 16', 18'
Section Thickness:  2  "

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Dangers & Cautions


Do yourself a favor and do your homwork first.

Lets examine the two differnet types of Garage Door Springs. The two most common spring configurations are : Torsion Springs and Extension Springs.

Pictured above:
Torsion Spring [Left]
Extension Spring [Right]
Both springs are extremely dangerous under tension.






Safety Note:

P eople have been injured and/or killed tightening or releasing door springs. If you don't use the proper tools/equipment and have sufficient knowledge and safety experience you could lose a finger, limb , eye or worse, your life. Financially, you could cause much more damage to your door sections and structure supports. We highly suggest you hire a certified professional, as your SAFETY is our main concern. There are many documented reports of personal injury and extensive damage to doors, due to over or under tensioning of torsion systems. The tortion springs must be properly unwound prior to reseting cables or replacing springs

Therefore the following must be emphasized:

DO NOT TRY THIS WITH OUT PRIOR EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE !


Buying torsion springs or any garage door parts from an online agency requires special attention. Buying an incorrect part will lead to problems in the correct fit, with over or under tension as talked about above. Have a certified technician measure or gauge your wire, so you know exactly what the manufacturer of your door requires. When a door leaves the manufacturer's site it comes with door specific springs, remember this important fact.  If you feel the need to use an online agency to save yourself time and money, do your research first. And by all means, if necessary, grab the phone and ask us first, we can save you a considerable amount of time and effort quickly.


Always make sure any online Seller is a member of the IDEA, not just someone selling parts from home.  An improper spring can severly injure and/or kill you very quickly.

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