Springs are what lift your door. Typical garage doors weigh from 160 to 500 pounds, yet your opener lifts a maximum of about 60 pounds. If a spring breaks, disconnect your opener immediately to halt any damage being done. Creative Garage Doors are experts in door spring replacement. Schedule your appointment with a trained professional as they can be very dangerous.
Types of Springs
There are extension springs and torsion springs.
An extension spring needs to be replaced with a torsion system. Extension springs are extremely dangerous and can cause death or damage to you, your house or your car. Extension springs can fly across the room when they break.
The torsion spring system is not as dangerous. It has springs wrapped around a tube at the top of your door. On average these last 6 to 10 years, depending on usage. High cycle springs last 15 to 30 years and are available upon request.
These are torsion springs made with a different material. Galvanized springs have become very popular since they do not cost much more and last 2-4 years longer. There are very few companies in Denver who install galvanized springs. These springs come with a 10 year warranty and are recommended.