If you are not aware most garage doors are engaged and opened with the use of a spring. It is not just any kind of spring that you find around your home but a specific type of spring that is used. The spring has to have enough tension and girth to ensure that the garage door opens and closes safely. When the spring breaks or becomes damaged the door can stop working or it cannot be working properly. The spring will need to be repaired or replaced if there is any damage or the spring is old. There are several types of springs that are used in garage doors and you need to be sure that the right one is used for you.
Quality Garage Door Repair lists some of the garage door springs that can be repaired or replaced in your garage door.
Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs: If you have a fairly standard garage door this is the type of spring that you probably have. The torsion spring is attached to the motor and the door of the garage and when it is engaged it will lift the garage door up or lower it down. This type of spring is only used on standard doors and is not usually used on an extremely heavy commercial door. This type of spring may cost a bit more to have installed or repaired but have been known to last longer than the other options. The great benefit to this type of spring is that it keeps a nice steady rate of opening and closing and there is not a big change in the speed of the door.
Garage Door Extension Springs: This is another type of spring that you can have installed with your garage door opening system. The spring is more complicated than a standard torsion spring and has more parts. The more parts a mechanical item has the more chances there are for something to go wrong. They are also known to go out and break sooner than a torsion spring and because of that they are not used as often. They have less control of the door and the system so there is often times a change in the speed of the door as it goes up and down. This can become danger since there is no standard rate and it can be easier to get caught when trying to keep away from it. Call Quality Garage Door Repair for all your garage door repair needs!