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Torsion Spring Replacement

Whether you are installing a standard torsion spring or an automated mechanism, Overhead Garage Doors offers reliable installation services. Torsion springs require manual winding and can cause serious injury if released inadvertently.

Torsion Springs

The torsion spring system is a newer system. The spring bars are mounted on the inside header and torsion springs are mounted to each tube with a center bracket holding the spring in place. On each side of the garage door, each bar has a drum, which is attached to a cable, which winds around the drum to open or close the door. The cable and drum lift the door, while the torsion spring provides the force.

Torsion Springs’ Life Expectancy

Torsion springs are used both to raise the garage door as well as to hold it in place. When damaged, they need to be replaced by a professional. They usually have 5,000-20,000 cycles, which means they can last between 7 and 12 years.


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