One or Two Garage Door Torsion Spring
As professional garage door technicians, we are often “If/why are we installing One or Two Garage Door Torsion Springs on their residential garage door. While both options have their advantages and disadvantages. It is important to understand the differences and why we come to our decision.
One torsion spring is typically used on smaller garage doors that are up to 10’ wide. However, a single torsion spring is used when the available space on the shaft will not accommodate a two-spring system.
Two torsion springs are often used on larger residential garage doors, typically those that are wider than 10’. The advantage of using two torsion springs is that they provide additional support and balance. making it easier to open and close. This results in less stress on each spring and more life cycles for the springs.
Additionally, because the weight of the door is distributed between two springs. It is less likely that both springs will break at the same time, which means that the door may still be operational even if one spring fails. We would never recommend this except in extreme situations.
A torsion spring is one type of spring system that is commonly used in garage doors to provide support and balance. The torsion spring is stressed when it is wound and unwound. When the garage door is opened and closed it is referred to as a life cycle. The more the door is used, the more stress the spring is subjected to.
The most common issue is breakage. Breakage which can occur when the spring has reached the end of its’s functional life and the metal becomes fatigued and snaps. This can cause the garage door to become inoperable, making it difficult or impossible to open or close. In some cases, a broken torsion spring can even cause damage to other parts of the garage door, such as the operator. If the operator is used it can result in further repairs or replacements.
When we are deciding between one or two torsion springs. We consider the size and weight of the garage door, as well as how frequently it is used. If your garage door is larger or is used more frequently. It may be worth investing in two torsion springs to ensure that it lasts longer and operates more smoothly.
It is important to understand that torsion springs are under a great deal of tension. Which makes them dangerous to work with. If you your torsion spring has broken, it is best to seek the assistance of a professional garage door technician. The technician has the knowledge and expertise to safely replace the spring.
If you have any questions or comments on how we. can help keep your Garage Door secure please give The Wright Door Co. a call at 314-484-3667, 636-293-3007 or 618-698-8058. Delivering Quality You Expect, Service You Deserve.