Garage Door Spring Repair: Same Day Service
Garage doors offer so much more than visual aesthetics. In addition to securing vehicles or supplies that may be stored in the garage, for over 70% of homeowners, they also serve as the entryway for the home. Undoubtedly, a garage door that doesn’t function properly is not only a nuisance, but it’s an emergency situation and can also be dangerous, especially when a broken spring is the culprit. Garage Door Spring Repair Dublin has the expertise to assess and repair your garage spring, to maximize its lifespan, and keep your family safe.
Get Into Action If Your Garage Door Shows These Signs
As a garage door is continuously opened and closed, tension is placed on the springs, whether they be torsion or extension springs. Over time, this tension can result in a garage door that doesn’t open or close as intended. Keep an eye and ear out for the following signs, all indicators that your garage door may require spring repair: A garage door that won’t open all the way. This occurs due to a safety feature that is built into most garage door openers. When the garage door opener senses a problem (usually caused by a broken spring), it stops bringing the door up in order to prevent further damage to the garage door or opener. A garage door that opens slowly. If your garage door has a DC motor, it starts off slowly and then kicks into a higher speed. If the spring is broken, the door may feel too heavy to move any faster. Hearing an unexplained “bang” from the garage. Often times, homeowners assume this bang is from an intruder or from something heavy that has fallen. On the contrary, when springs break, a lot of stored mechanical energy is displaced quickly. As the coil unwinds, a loud banging noise can result.
Professional Garage Door Repair for Safety and Security
Both torsion springs and extension springs are under a lot of tension and can be incredibly dangerous if handled improperly. In addition to harming yourself, attempting to repair a spring yourself can result in significant property damage and cause serious liability problems. With the unmatched, certified expertise of Garage Door Spring Repair Dublin, your garage door will be fully functional and safe in no time at all.
Garage Door Extension Springs
The mounting for garage door extension springs is usually a simple process. They are usually located along the garage door sides or placed above the horizontal tracks. This particular style of springs stretch and contract during the door’s operation. They also are used for the door’s counterbalance of weight. Looking at residual garage doors, the majority have only two extension springs. One spring is set on each side of the door. Commercial garage doors, plus some of the larger residential garage doors, have more than one spring placed on each side of the door. Open loops, closed loops or clipped ends are used to ensure that extension springs are secured to the garage door pulley, frame, pivot pin, track hang or tension adjusting bolt.
Sectional Garage Door Extension Springs
The most common kind of garage door extension springs in the United States is sectional garage door extension springs. This particular spring design stretches above and parallel to the sides on the horizontal tracking. These springs counterbalance the garage door by pulling on the door’s cables. As the door starts closing, the weight transfers to the cables from the tracks. During the process, the door gets heavier, which leads the springs to stretching and pulling against the cables so the door is balanced and it becomes easier to operate. Most often utilizing two springs, residential garage doors have a spring on each side of the garage door. Looking at the spring, one end attaches to an open-eye bolt.
The open-eye bolt then connects to the angle iron, which holds to the track or to the beam in the garage frame. The other end of the extension spring has a pulley attached thanks to the help of a pulley fork. One cable end goes above the pulley and attaches to a cable adjustment clip. The clip has an S-hook attached to it in addition to a horizontal track. The other cable end rolls across a second pulley then reaches down to the bottom fixture which is on the lower section of the garage door. Both commercial and industrial overhead garage doors have an extension spring setup that resembles residential garage door setups. Heavier doors may have a special kit that is used to connect extensions springs ends.
With this kit, two or more extension springs can be stretched simultaneously along each garage door side. While many commercial and industrial garage doors do have this specific design setup, there are some that have a single garage door extension spring on each side. Even with the alternative design the system pretty much functions the same as residential doors. Pulleys supply the needed lift in both designs, but pulleys used in commercial doors have the tendency to be stronger and have heavier weight capabilities to assist in the prevention of premature breakage.
One- Piece Garage Door Extension Springs
The name perfectly describes it – one-piece garage door. Operating as one large unit, when the door opens the top of the door moves inside the garage. This door usually is lifted up by tracks, which forces the bottom of the door out of the garage. The extension springs then pull against the connecting point or pivot pin, which counterbalances the door’s weight. Because the door’s bottom moves in two directions, toward the outside of the garage as well as the inside of the garage, it cannot be weather stripped. Climates that don’t have harsh winters are where this particular kind of door is much more suitable. Extension springs that can counterbalance the door are used by one-piece garage door systems.
One-piece garage doors use one or two extension springs on each side, which makes for a total of either two or four springs on the door. The spring bottom is secured to an adjusting bolt that is hooked to a door jamb bracket. The spring top has a loop or clip that will be placed over a bolt or large pivot pin. The springs reach upward, being placed perpendicular to the garage floor. On the other end of the spring, you will find it is attached to a lever arm. That lever arm is attached to the garage door. In turn, the extension spring shortens and loses some of its stretch to enable the door to work.
Torsion Spring Hardware for Garage Doors
There are multiple pieces of garage door torsion spring hardware. Some of those pieces include anchor brackets, stationary and winding cones, spring blocking and cable assemblies. A garage door has many integral parts, including spring anchor brackets, cones and cables, while commercial and industrial environments usually see spring blocking in use. The stationary cone of torsion spring is connected to the garage door header by the spring anchor bracket. So the spring’s tension doesn’t force the bracket to spin loose, the bracket must be secured very tightly to the header.
Spring anchor bracket sizing is determined by doing a measurement of the distance from the center of the shaft to the garage header or to the center line. Larger end bearing plates are required for larger cable drums. Because of their size, they need to be used with larger spring anchor brackets. Some anchor brackets are slotted, so bearings can be replaced easier and more efficiently. Those that are not slotted can be used as idler brackets in addition to spring anchor brackets. Idler brackets help in supporting the shaft because of the extra weight on a garage door.
Torsion Spring Cones
All torsion springs require a stationary cone, which keeps that end of the cone from moving. A winding cone is used on the other end of the torsion spring, which is secured to the shaft of the door. This particular design of cone applies tension to the door’s shaft which in turn provides lift to the garage door. These cones are primarily based on the spring’s interior diameter. As an example, a two-inch set of torsion spring cones can’t be used with springs that measure one-and-three-fourths inches or two-and-one-forth inches. The wind is another important characteristic of torsion spring cones.
Left-wind cones have to be used on left-wind springs while right-wind cones must be used on right-wind springs. Come cones have dual wind capabilities, which means they have the ability to be used with the either left-wind or right-wind torsion springs that have inside diameter of corresponding size.
Cables allow the shaft tension to lift the garage door. Pre-assembled cables for seven-foot and eight-foot-tall torsion spring garage doors.
As expected, torsion springs that are used for industrial and heavier commercial doors have larger inside diameters. To prevent the spring from sagging and resting on the shaft, the springs often have blocking located inside them. In these instances, the blocking slides over the shaft and fits down inside the spring between the stationary and winding cones. Whether wooden spring blocking or PVC spring blocking is used is dependent upon the spring size.
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