These are located horizontally above the garage door and are mounted on a shaft. They store energy by twisting and unwind to lift the door when it is opened, and then wind back up when the door is closed. Torsion springs are generally used for heavier garage doors and are known for their durability and smooth operation.
These are located on either side of the garage door and are attached to the door track or the ceiling. They stretch and expand to counterbalance the weight of the door, helping it to open and close. Extension springs are typically used for lighter garage doors and are relatively simpler in design.
Garage door springs are available in various sizes and strengths to match the weight and size of the garage door.
Springs have a limited lifespan and may need to be replaced after a certain number of cycles or years of use, depending on the type of springs, usage, and environmental factors.
Garage door springs are under high tension and can be dangerous to handle or repair without proper knowledge and equipment. It is recommended to seek professional assistance for installation, adjustment, or replacement of garage door springs to avoid accidents or injuries.