Garage doors are such a vital cog in a home or business, and garage door springs must provide long-lasting performance that can raise and lower even under challenging conditions. At IDC Spring, we serve as the garage door spring manufacturer that can deliver durable products that help meet your unique needs.
What Are the Different Types of Garage Door Springs?
Residential garage doors experience a lot of daily use, and they need powerful, dependable springs with seamless performance. Commercial garage doors are fixtures of rugged industrial environments that demand endurance and reliability.
There are multiple types of garage door springs for your commercial or residential door. Your spring replacement must meet all structural, weight and length requirements before installation. Garage door spring options include torsion, extension and Holmes one-piece springs.
Torsion springs use stored mechanical energy to tighten and twist, creating a natural force that propels your garage door when you lift and close it. They are above the garage door. These springs are simple and cost-efficient, though they require periodic servicing and replacement as they encounter changing weather conditions and cycle life. They will also need lubrication or replacement if they begin squeaking or loosening. When choosing a torsion spring replacement for a garage, make sure it can exert enough force to offset the door’s weight.
Garage door torsion spring ends include:
- Standard torsion spring ends
- Overhead ends
- Wagner ends
- Mini warehouse ends
- McKee ends and various IDs
- Crawford regular and T-spring ends
- Barcol ends
- Rolling steel long ends in several IDs and steel loops
Extension springs are on either side of the garage door and attach to a track system equipped with cables and pulleys to open and close. Because they are not self-contained like torsion springs, you should always install a safety cable alongside extension springs in case of breakage.
Garage door extension spring ends include:
- Single open loop
- Double loops
- Clip ends
Holmes One-Piece Springs
Holmes one-piece springs, also called single-panel door springs, are similar to standard one-piece and extension springs, but they do not use horizontal tracks. Instead, they operate with a lever arm and pivot system.
Holmes one-piece spring ends include:
- Plug ends
- Spring latch ends
- Clip ends
Spring Material Types
Garage door springs are available with several types of coating materials for protection and appearance.
- Oil-tempered: Oil-tempered springs are strong and long-lasting without sacrificing affordability.
- Galvanized: Galvanized door springs are visually appealing, with a rust-free metallic finish.
- Black-coated: Black-coated garage door spring types stand up well to rust and help your spring
- system maintain tension and balance.
- Square wire: Square wire’s design can accommodate heavy garage doors, especially in commercial settings.