We just recently finished a job for a customer in Austin Texas where they had a torsion garage door spring that was broken on the left side spring.
The door itself was a 16′ x 7′ Clopay Steel Garage Door so it was quite heavy (300+ pounds) and the customer was not able to lift it after the spring had broken which is usually the case with large steel doors.
As you can see by the pictures this was a side mounted door spring which is common to Clopay and Wayne Dalton doors although it is not the industry standard and requires non standard springs.
When we replaced the broken garage door spring we went with a center mounted standard set of torsion springs. Not because there is a difference in function, because there isn’t, but strictly because there also is no benefit to go with the special order side mounted springs either.
You don’t realize how useful the door springs are until they are not functioning and you see just how heavy your garage door really is. If you are having any issues with the springs on your garage door, torsion or extension, give us a call and we will be happy to give you a free, no obligation estimate of what it would cost for us to replace them for you.
BEFORE – A broken Garage Door Spring on the left-side
AFTER – A new center-installed Torsion Garage Door Spring