Select the Right Springs05/14/2014 Back To Blog
Do you know how many garage doors have the wrong springs? At older times, people didn't give great attention to such details. Things were different and the needs were different! People were hardly informed about the requirements of their garage systems and the choice in regard to materials and door types were more limited than today. Nowadays, there is abundance in sizes, materials and styles and since the weight of the door plays a major role to the right choice of garage door springs, these parameters must be taken into consideration.
Consider whether you need two garage door springs
There are quite a number of garage systems with wrong springs simply because the right ones weren't installed at the first place or homeowners replaced the old door without replacing the springs. Today, people are better informed and since the overhead door is used much more often on a daily basis, they pay attention to the condition of components. Most definitely, lightweight panels will still need extension garage door springs and heavier ones with need a torsion spring. Though, you must always keep in mind a few crucial details.
When the time for garage door replacement comes, remember that modern panels are usually heavier than the older ones. It will certainly depend on the material chosen but since the size is usually bigger these days and most people prefer stronger and better insulated doors, chances are they will be heavier. Knowing the weight of the door is important in many circumstances. When you need to replace garage door parts, you will most definitely need to know the door's weight.
Don't be rest assured that your door will only need one single torsion or a pair of extension springs. It might need a combination of these two! It might need two torsion springs! The point is not only to ensure the lifting of the door but to make sure that the door's movement is easy, the springs do not exhaust their power in an effort to open the door, and tension doesn't fall to other component parts as well. This way, you will be sure of your safety, the springs will last longer and the door will move fine.