Garage Door Openers

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We repair, replace and install all garage door openers. Our technicians have tremendous knowledge and experience with all openers and promise emergency opener repair.

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Garage Door Springs

We guarantee excellence in garage door spring services and take care of spring problems fast

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Garage Door Repair Services

We're expected to provide a plethora of garage door repair services and that's exactly what we do with the difference that we make sure each service is to the full satisfaction of the client.

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Choosing the Right Torsion Springs

05/30/2016 Back To Blog

Galvanized vs. Oil Tempered Springs


Choosing the Right Torsion SpringsThere are many important things you need to take into account when you plan new garage door installation. One of them is choosing the right springs. Most residential doors use one or two torsion springs. The first thing which you need to decide on is the right type of torsion spring for you. The galvanized components are the most widely used. They are made from galvanized steel wire. It has received zinc coating during a process called galvanization and this coating works to provide protection from rust and corrosion. This type of component requires regular lubrication maintenance. The oil tempered spring, on the other hand, is made from steel wire dipped in hot oil during manufacturing. The oil helps to reduce the friction between the coils, but can leave a thin layer of residue on the door. The oil tempered components are preferred for heavier doors which are used many times during the day.

Major Torsion Spring Specs


The lift is the most important factor for selecting a spring of this type. It shows how much force it can store and apply for the lifting of the door. The choice of lift depends on the size and weight of the unit. Keep in mind that there are three measures determining the lift. These include the length of the spring, its inside diameter and its wire size. You must check the estimated useful life of the part as well. It is measured in cycles with one cycle including one opening and one closing of the door. The greater the estimated cycle life is the better.

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