Garage Door Spring Replacement and Types of Garage Door Spring

Posted on Jan 6, 2023

Replacing a garage door spring is an important maintenance task that needs to be done periodically. It's important to understand how a garage door works and the types of springs used to successfully replace them.

  • Torsion springs - Torsion springs are the most common type of garage door spring. These springs are attached at the bottom of the garage door and the top of the spring is attached to a pulley system. As the spring unwinds, the force causes the spring to twist and rotate the pulley, which lifts the garage door. Torsion springs a found in single-torsion and double-torsion spring systems.
  • Extension springs - Extension springs are attached at the bottom of the garage door in the top of the spring is attached to the garage door opener. As the spring is pulled, it unwinds and lifts the garage door. Extension springs are found in single-extension and double-extension spring systems.
  • Contractor springs - Contractor springs are similar to torsion springs, but they use a heavier gauge wire, and a smaller diameter pulley, and most contractor springs are designed to be used only in single spring systems.

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