The anatomy of an extension spring installation on a garage door
Designed to counterbalance a garage door, extension springs stretch to easily open or close a garage door. Extension spring systems are installed vertically on either side of the garage door or horizontally along the overhead tracks.
Characteristics of Extension Springs
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INTRODUCTION TO EXTENSION SPRINGS
Counterbalance the garage door using the pulling force of custom or in-stock extension springs.
Extension springs or stretch springs, lift a garage door by creating energy when the door is in a closed position and the spring is extended. The extension springs then use the stored energy to pull the garage door open. They are installed vertically along both sides of the garage door or horizontally above the track system. Extension springs are color coded to help you know the pull-force of the spring when stretched.
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As a manufacturer of garage door springs, we offer a wide variety of in-stock and custom made torsion and extension springs. Choose wire sizes from .1250 to .6250 for nearly any overhead door application. Plus, we offer a variety of unique wire materials and finishes: square, galvanized and powder coated, for special-use cases or homeowner upsell potential.