Garage Door Spring Replacement And Repair

Things you should know about garage door spring replacement.

Torsion springs are probably amongst the top most common reasons for a garage door malfunction. All springs eventually break; some springs will last 10000 cycles, some at 50000 al depending on the cycle rating. A cycle is one opening and one closing of the garage door. Also, some springs are engineered to last through a greater number of cycles: 25000, 50000, or 100000. If your garage door is being used very often, you may want to consider getting the higher cycle springs for your garage door.

Garage door spring repair may not sound like a very complicated task. There are videos freely available on the internet that make the spring replacement look like a misleadingly easy DIY project. However, it is very important to know that garage door springs are extremely high and extremely dangerous if handled by anyone other than a professional. Please ensure your safety and talk to a garage door technician first if you think your torsion spring is broken and you need it replaced.

We would like to tell you about some of the components of the spring system mechanism.

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 We believe that providing you with this information will help better understanding the garage door mechanism.

Commonly there are one or two springs that are attached to a Torsion shaft.  Torsion shaft is the element of the mechanism to which all the other parts are attached: springs, drums, cables, bearing brackets or end bearing plates, and a coupler (in one spring mechanism, a coupler is not needed). It is a tubular or a solid rod that is installed above and across the garage door.

Tubular shafts are commonly used for lighter doors, the thickness of the tube may vary.

Solid shafts are installed on heavy garage doors or doors that require a chain hoist or heavy duty jacket shaft operators.

Torsion springs vary in size, length and wire diameter. The term used for the size of the spring is the wire diameter. Wire diameter can range in size quite significantly. It is very important that your new spring will have all of the above parameters that match your garage door weight, height and lift type.

Also, the paired springs can be coiled in a right or left direction. The left-hand wound spring must be installed on the right side of the door, left-hand wound spring on the left. It is important for the torque to be delivered equally on both sides of the shaft, and for that reason, it is advised that both of your springs are to be replaced even if only one of them is broken.

Torque is the force that is twisting around an axis. In the torsion spring system, the springs create the force, and the torsion shaft is the axis. Your garage door requires a specific amount of force in order to operate, and for that reason, a specific kind of spring is required for your garage door to operate properly and safely. It is highly advised that your torsion springs are to be installed by an experienced garage technician, mainly for the purposes of your safety.

For example, if a new spring is bigger than required for your door, it may cause your garage door to open suddenly on its own. That may happen at high speed and cause a safety hazard. In another case, if the new spring is smaller than required for your door, it may cause the garage door to drop down suddenly.

Cable drums will be assembled on both edges of the torsion shaft. They come in a pair, and a pair of cables is attached to each drum. The springs create the torque and is transformed into a lifting force by the drums, and the cables that open and close your garage door. Drum diameters vary, and there are different types of drums. Your garage door will require specific drums that will collaborate with your garage door resulting in seamless functionality, the shaft and the spring/s. Factors such as the size of the spring/s, door weight and door height are essential to consider for your garage door to function correctly and safely.

Cables are also an essential element; they must be the same length since they lift your garage door. Proper load rated cables must be used for your door to function well.

The torsion spring mechanism that opens and closes your garage door is composed of several parts, and the correct work of all the parts of the mechanism is required for the safe operation of your garage door. Our skillful and experienced technician will examine all the elements of your garage door to ensure your safety and satisfaction.

Call the pros for a worry-free spring replacement 

If your garage door spring is broken, contact the best-rated company for any garage door repair in the lower mainland. we provide same day spring repair or replacement 

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Beverley Winnipeg
Beverley Winnipeg
06:42 12 Jan 20
Thank you thrifty garage doors for a fast effortable service!! Adam came quickly and replaced our motor. He was knowledgeable and professional. Now I can use my phone to open my garage ?read more
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Dean
05:15 12 Jan 20
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matthew song
20:57 31 Dec 19
Adam was very friendly and quick to respond. Job was done fast and well. Would recommend!
Will Choi
Will Choi
05:38 16 Dec 19
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Jovy Reyes
Jovy Reyes
02:21 14 Dec 19
Great service and friendly technician. I would recommend to everyone Thanks Adam
Jasvir Garcha
Jasvir Garcha
02:27 08 Nov 19
We are satisfied with service
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Dave Z
00:16 27 Aug 19
Same day service, fast and professional.
Tamar Shmueli
Tamar Shmueli
07:24 20 Aug 19
called on the weekend either every other garage door company was closed or just wanted a ridicules amount just to show up Edi from thrifty was fast courteous and the final price was reasonable, and had no surprisesread more
Eddy Kravtzov
Eddy Kravtzov
06:55 20 Aug 19
5 star service 5 star quality parts 5 star price was one of the best experiences with a service provider/contractor no pressure to buy parts of other services. the tech explained everything and showed us how to check the different parts and the garage door opener thanks for being so awesome!read more
Tom William
Tom William
15:17 22 May 19
Not much help on the phone. and when they Called back they put me on hold for a 30 min. Glad I hung up and yelp someone else.read more
Ehlam Zaminpaima
Ehlam Zaminpaima
01:47 01 May 19
Every step of the way was a headache with this company. The technician was rude throughout the different transactions and was not respectful of other people's time. Once he got the work done, him and his company proceeded to harass me for payment every single day and multiple times a day until I got fed up and paid for it within two days of service. Normally, companies provide a week of time to allow customers to pay for their bill, but this company prefers to harass its customers until they get fed up with them. No courtesy or consideration whatsoever. This was definitely NOT a friendly and respectful company. Please avoid them.read more
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