Garage Door Spring Replacement Galesburg

Garage Door Spring Replacement Galesburg

Project Description

Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities recently completed a project for a homeowner in Galesburg, IL, who needed to replace their broken garage door springs. After inspection, we found rust and corrosion as the cause of the damage. Our technicians determined that an upgrade would be beneficial in the long run, helping you avoid future problems. We offered higher-cycle-rated, stronger zinc-coated torsion springs, which the client approved. After replacing the springs, we tested all the components of the door and ensured it was safe and secure. The client was more than satisfied with our garage door spring replacement service. With these new springs, they know they will not have to worry about replacing the torsion spring on their garage door for years.

Torsion springs are essential parts of most garage door systems. They are largely responsible for opening and closing the door. The garage door opener starts and controls the movement, but the torsion springs help keep the door in place. When the door closes, it pulls on cables that wind the springs tightly, causing tension to build up. This stored energy is released when the door opens, and the spring force pulls against the door's weight to lift it. A properly installed standard torsion spring can last 10,000 cycles, or seven years, depending on usage. Even though some systems survive longer, all garage door springs must be changed eventually. When buying a new garage door torsion spring, consider the following.

What Are the Available Spring Systems?

Garage door torsion springs come in various sizes and designs for different door types and weights.

Standard Torsion Springs 

A standard torsion spring is ideal for an ordinary residential garage door. These springs can have a life cycle of up to 10,000 cycles and a weight capacity of up to 250 pounds per spring. 

High-Cycle Torsion Springs

High-cycle torsion springs are suited for heavy-duty doors that get opened and closed frequently. These torsion springs provide a life cycle of up to 25,000 cycles and can support weights of up to 500 pounds per spring. 

High-cycle torsion springs also differ in material and quality, with some being made from higher-strength steel with corrosion-resistant powder coating for enhanced durability. Some of these springs can carry up to 90% more weight than traditional springs, making them ideal for heavier garage doors requiring greater strength.

What to Consider When Selecting a Torsion Spring

Wire Size Of The Spring

The distance between 10 and 20 coils must be measured to the nearest 1/16 of an inch to calculate the wire's thickness. Bear in mind that you should never touch a spring that is positioned on the door's frame. After determining the measurement, you can compare it to an online torsion spring chart to calculate the wire size.

Inside Diameter of the Spring

This measurement will verify that the spring fits the designated space and can generate sufficient torque. The interior diameter (in inches) is often stated on the fixed cone between the two springs above the door. After carefully removing the spring from the door, you can measure the interior diameter by hand.

Overall Length of the Spring

The winding capacity of a torsion spring is determined by its total length from one end to the other. In other words, an undersized spring cannot lift the door. Therefore, spring length cannot be correctly measured, even partially, with the garage door open.

Wind Direction of the Spring

Most modern garage doors are lifted and lowered by two torsion springs, each of which must turn in a specific direction. Torsion springs are wound clockwise (left-wind) or counterclockwise (right-wind). However, when viewed from within the garage, the left-wound spring will normally be on the right and vice versa.

Garage Door Spring Replacement Near Me

If you are looking for reliable and trustworthy garage door repair services in the Quad Cities area, we are your best choice. Our team of highly-qualified technicians at Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities are experts in garage door spring replacement and only use the highest quality products. We offer a full range of garage door services, including garage door repair, new garage door installation, and maintenance. With fast response times and free estimates, we can help ensure your garage door is always running as it should. Call us to find out how we can help!

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