If you’re having trouble with your garage door staying in the right position, you may have the wrong springs or need your springs adjusted. Read on to learn what to do if your torsion or extensions springs are too strong, too weak, or just right. The key to a balanced garage door is the appropriate spring tension. Springs counterbalance the weight of your garage door, so if your door is out of balance, we start by checking the springs. Note: There are no mentions of Goldilocks, the Three Bears, or porridge.
If you’re shopping for a new garage door, it’s helpful to know the parts and pieces that make garage doors work. Read more to learn about the main garage door parts. Our goal is to give you more confidence when buying garage doors.
No matter which type of springs your door has, one thing is certain— all springs eventually need to be replaced. Practicing proper maintenance will keep them in good condition and help you get the most life out of them as possible but you shouldn’t extend them to the point of danger. You may be asking yourself, “Well then when do I need to replace my garage door springs?” Read on to learn how to determine if it’s time to replace your springs.
You can run into any number of problems with garage doors. In this post, we’re talking about broken garage door springs. If the springs on your garage door have recently broken or they’ve broken a few times you may be asking yourself “why do garage door springs break?” We’ll answer that question so that you can make the best spring repair and replacement decisions for your door.
Think about the springs in your garage. Do the springs on your garage door system have some color painted on them? They should. The garage door industry’s leading organization, DASMA, developed a Garage Door Spring Color Code to make it easy to find the right replacement springs.
Finding the right size springs is a crucial part of repairing your garage door and ensuring it lasts for years to come. In this post, you’ll find a garage door spring chart for torsion springs and extension springs.
Torsion springs are incredibly popular for garage doors. Although extension springs have frequently been chosen by home builders for their low cost, torsion springs are gaining popularity. Many new homes are made with torsion spring garage door systems. Eventually, garage door springs do wear out and need to be replaced. In this post, we’re sharing with you a garage door spring size chart for torsion springs.
Looking for the best heavy duty garage springs for your door? That’s good, that means you know how important springs are for garage doors. In this post, we’ll tell you how to choose the best extension springs for your door. At the end you’ll find a copy of DASMA’s color codes for torsion and extension springs so you can identify the right spring for your door.
When we make improvements to our homes, many of us want the best. The most important component of a garage door system is the spring. In two previous posts, we introduced you to some of the best garage door extension spring and torsion spring manufacturing companies. There are many manufacturers to choose from so in this post we’ll feature just one of the best garage door spring companies. Who is the best garage door spring company in this post? Let’s talk about Lee Spring.
Garage door springs are rated in cycles so while there are many great manufacturers available the most important thing to look for in springs is its cycle rating. In this post, we’ll introduce you to the Door & Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA)↗ and tell you more about how to choose the best quality garage door springs for your door system.