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For many homes, the garage is the main entry and exit point for the homeowners. This is because it is through the garage that the car is accessed. This is typically done twice every single day. Once in the morning before work and once in the evening just after work. Accessing the garage is essential and this is made possible with the use of garage door springs. These springs, make the heavy door lightweight thereby allowing easy manual as well as mechanical manipulation.
The Springs that Make the Difference
There are basically two types of springs that are involved in a typical set up. The first is the torsion spring that is placed overhead and the other is a set of extension springs that support the door from the sides.
Overhead door springs are particularly strong and are wound tightly enough that they are able to lift the typical 200 pound wooden door or the 150 pound metallic door. The 'extension' set of springs to the sides, have less force than the overhead ones but they're still very strong in terms of lifting capacity. Both of these types of springs are also very dangerous if they happen to uncoil rapidly or snap. There are reports of broken windshields, missing limbs and even lost lives related to mishandling of the springs.
Proper Handling of Springs
A broken spring is something that an amateur must not, in any situation, handle. Repairing a spring requires the use of proper safety protocols as well as the appropriate tools to correctly manipulate the spring. This dangerous job is our specialty and our trained technicians are on standby to provide you the broken spring repair and replacement services that you need.