Rite-A-Way Garage Door and Gates

Garage Door Springs Repair

Like everyone else in the world, you probably haven’t given a second thought to the springs on your garage door. While this is the norm, overlooking such an important part of the garage door’s ability to open and close is a terrible oversight. Not only is this piece of your door crucial, it is also very dangerous.

If you run into issues with your garage door springs that needs a repair, you can contact a professional to help and our experts will be there Rite-A-Way!

However if you are determined to do it on your own it is important to first check the type of springs your garage door has. There are two different types of springs used on garage doors.

Torsion springs are attached just above the closed garage door.
Extension springs are located above the upper track on both sides. 

Extension springs are common for sectional doors, while torsion springs are typical for both sectional and tilt-up doors. Additionally, torsion springs come in left-wound and right-wound configurations. To determine the correct wind, stand inside the garage and face the door. A left-wound spring is mounted on the right side, while a right-wound spring is mounted on the left side.

Both springs are tightly wound, under a lot of tension, and when they break or an inexperienced person begins to mess with them, they can cause a horrible injury. If the garage door is one that is older or if it’s beginning to act up, an experienced contractor can inspect your springs.