The Basics of Garage Door Torsion Springs

home remodeling contractorMaybe you’re planning some home improvements, or you simply want to learn a little more about how your garage door torsion springs work. If so, you’ve come to the right place. At Professional Doors and Windows LLC, we’ve put together some easy-to-understand information when it comes to your garage door torsion springs.

The Standard Torsion Spring

The standard torsion spring is made up of a stationary cone, which secures itself to the spring anchor bracket. The bracket is secured to the wall, therefore the stationary cone doesn’t move. The other end consists of a winding cone, which is used when installing, adjusting, and uninstalling the springs. This type of torsion spring is the one most commonly found in garage doors.

The Standard Lift Cable Drum

When it comes to the standard lift cable drum, it works a little differently from the standard torsion spring. With this one, the torque transfers from the shaft to the cable drum, which pulls the cable and the bottom of the garage door upwards. The torque then works alongside the shaft held up by the end bearing plates, thus securing the garage door’s bottom bracket.

Both the standard torsion spring and the standard lift cable drum should allow you to open the garage door manually.

Get In Touch

If you want to find out more about how the torsion spring in your garage door works, or if you need assistance regarding your windows or doors, get in touch with us today by calling (817) 383-1333.

Maybe you need your torsion spring replaced or you may just need one installed; if so, call us now, as we’re here to help you with any issue you may have.

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