Types of Garage Door Springs

Is your garage door suddenly not working? When it comes to the source of the problem, there are a number of different possibilities—from the springs to the opener.

Although a garage door that doesn’t work is frustrating and inconvenient, it’s nothing the professionals at Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie can’t handle. If there’s a problem with your garage door springs, we’ll take care of it. But it can be helpful to know some basics on the front end.

If you have an emergency and need immediate garage door service, contact us online or by phone (at 317-489-0825 for our Indianapolis location or 765-215-2932 for our Muncie location). Interested in learning more about garage door spring problems and the different types of springs? Keep reading!

Extension Springs vs. Torsion Springs

There are two types of garage door springs:

  • Extension
  • Torsion

Both springs help lift and lower the door, but there are some differences between them.

Extension springs, traditionally used more often, are parallel to the track. They contract as the garage door opens.

Torsion springs, which run parallel to the door, help counterbalance the door’s weight so it’s able to operate more easily. Torsion springs generally facilitate smoother garage door operation and tend to be stronger and more durable.

Having a garage door spring problem?

If the door doesn’t operate correctly, makes excessive noises when opening or closing or doesn’t operate smoothly, there could be a problem with a spring.

Keep in mind that if you have two springs on your door and only one breaks, both should be replaced. If only one is replaced, the second is more likely to break within the next few months.

Indianapolis Area Garage Door Service

No matter what type of garage door service you need, make Overhead Door Co. of Indianapolis & Muncie your first call and we’ll do everything we can to make sure it’s your last! We offer 24-hour garage door service in central Indiana and can repair and replace doors.

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