Proper maintenance of torsion springs can ensure that you have reliable garage door operation in your Barrie, ON home, business, or other property for many years to come.
Torsion Springs in Barrie – A garage door torsion spring perhaps garners even less attention and notice than the other components like the drive motor, chain or belt, but is just as important to the smooth operation of your residential, commercial, or industrial garage door. A torsion spring allows the door to open easier by counterbalancing the weight of the door. Without this spring, the weight of the door would need to be lifted or moved entirely by the person or motor operating it, which would more often than not render the door unable to be opened.
The actual torsion spring may consist of one or two tightly wound springs wrapped around a steel shaft and capped at both ends with cable drums. This spring mounts above the garage door and its tracks, usually directly to the wall of the garage. A cone at each end of the shaft allows for the steel spring to be wound, as one cone is stationary and the other able to rotate and wind the spring. While most torsion springs are rated for a lifespan of 10,000 to 15,000 cycles of opening and closing, some springs may last up to 30,000 cycles. These numbers can be diminished if the weight of the door they are calibrated to changes by adding insulation, glass, or even multiple coats of paint.
Proper maintenance of garage doors and torsion springs can ensure that you have reliable garage door operation in your home, business, or other property for many years to come. For all of your garage needs in or around Barrie, ON, contact us at AAA Door Guys Inc.