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Garage Door Springs: Extension vs. Torsion

Has your garage door stopped working? The problem could be caused by many different things—including one of the springs. Although inconvenient and frustrating, the problem can easily be fixed by an experienced garage door company!

If you’re looking for a company in the southwestern Ohio area, look to the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™. If there’s a problem with your garage door springs, we can handle it.

If you need immediate garage door service, get in touch with us online or by phone (at 513-394-6938 513-394-6938). Interested in learning more about garage door spring problems and the different types of springs? Continue reading!

Types of Garage Door Springs & Their Differences

There are two types of garage door springs—extension and torsion. Both springs help lift and lower the door, but there are some differences between them.

  • Extension springs, traditionally used more often, are parallel to the track. They contract as the garage door opens.
  • Torsion springs, which run parallel to the door, help counterbalance the door’s weight so it’s able to operate more easily. Torsion springs generally facilitate smoother garage door operation and tend to be stronger and more durable.

Need Garage Door Repair?

If the door doesn’t operate correctly, makes excessive noises when opening or closing or doesn’t operate smoothly, a spring could be broken.

Keep in mind that if you have two springs on your door and only one breaks, both should be replaced. If only one is replaced, the second is more likely to break within the next few months.

Garage Door Repair & Replacement in Southwestern OH

Whatever garage door service you need, the team at Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ has you covered. We offer convenient 24-hour service in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and can repair or replace your door, whether the source of the problem is the spring or something else.

To speak with someone on our team, fill out the form in the sidebar or call us today!

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