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Machines help us perform physical tasks that require more force than normal people are able to generate. One of the most well-known examples of these machines can be seen in the garage. The opener is able to lift a door that could weigh as much as 400 lbs with relative ease. This is however a little bit misleading since even without the opener, most people are able to open the door without breaking a sweat. You may wonder how this is possible. The answer is – garage door springs.
The Magic of Garage Door Springs
There is a great variety of materials used in making a garage door. The lightest may be made of aluminum. The heaviest are most likely made of wood or glass. No matter the materials used, the principle in which they are lifted up is similar. The action of opening the door requires a lot force generated by garage door springs.
Torsion VS Extension
In this comparison, we will take a look at the torsion and extension springs. The torsion spring tends to be larger and much more rigid. Because of this, it is possible to lift even a heavy door with just one. You'll see this type of spring mounted to a shaft that's right above the door. It operates with the power of torque and it is this turning force that is used by the cables attached to the door to lift it up or to slowly bring it down. The extension springs operate in a completely different manner. The minimum number of extension springs used is two and each increment should be in twos because they need to be on both sides of the door to work correctly. They get energy not from their torque, but instead from their recoil.
Professional Spring Replacement
Under no circumstances should you attempt to make adjustments on your garage door springs. You should call us immediately and we'll provide you with the best professional spring replacement services available. Our technicians at Garage Door Repair Washougal will take all the necessary safety precautions to keep safe. Not only are we equipped to handle springs, but we are also experienced in the repairs of doors and openers of most brands.