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Garage door springs play a fundamental part in the proper operation of any overhead garage door. In fact, servicing garage doors includes checking and adjusting garage door springs.
So what’s is the difference between Extension Springs and Torsion Springs?
A: Torsion Springs are normally located above the garage door when the garage door is in the down position. Also, Torsion Springs has a long metal tube running through the center of the springs.
A. Extension Springs are normally located along each side of the garage door when the garage door is in the up position. Also, these springs should have safety cables running through the middle of each spring but in some cases, they have been left off such as on older doors.
Q: How long should Extension Springs last?
A: Extension Springs should last 15,000 to 20,000 cycles (one open and one close), about 7 to 12 years.
Q: How long should Torsion Springs last?
A: Torsion Springs should last 5,000 to 20,000 cycles (one open and one close), about 5 to 12 years.
Q: Is there a way to extend the life expectancy of Springs?
A: Using a White Lithium Spray or a Silicone Spray, lubricate all the surfaces of your springs twice a year. Once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
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Garages require garage door specialists that have the know-how and experience in how to adjust, replace and maintain all types of extension and torsion springs.
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