• Torsion and Extension


Purpose of Springs

Garage doors weigh between 80 and 250 LBS. In order to balance its weight and provide smooth movement, an extremely strong spring needs to be properly chosen and installed to carry the door’s weight.

Types of Springs

In general, there are mainly 2 types of overhead garage door springs:

Extension springs, which extend when the door is lifted and counterbalance the door’s weight. When using extension springs, both springs need to match in order to perfectly balance the door movement.

Torsion springs, which twist inside and create a torque force to lift the weight of the door. When installing new torsion springs, their size needs to be calculated to fit the door’s weight.

Why Springs Break

Sprigs for a garage door are made of a coiled metallic wire, the movement of said coil weakens it with every use, little by little. High quality material and installation can make springs last up to 5 times longer in life compared to standard springs. Although, as a disclaimer: sooner or later, every garage door spring will need to be replaced.

The Replacement Process

Garage door spring replacement is the most dangerous process in overhead garage door maintenance. Garage door springs have to be strong enough to support the door’s weight, causing incredible tension on the springs. When installing a new spring, you’re dealing a with high pressure scenario, and exercise caution. Incorrect installation can cause serious injuries, it can also leave the garage door unsafe to be around. Our technicians are well trained with every type of spring, and study all safety guidelines before beginning any operation! Your safety is extremely important to us!

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All day, and all night, we work around the clock to suit your every need. 24/7, 365 days a year!

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Our trained technicians will always arrive within a timely manner, making your day hassle-free.

No Contractors

We do not outsource work to contractors outside of our company. This ensures the highest possible quality-control.

Local Technicians

All of our technicians are our employees, making sure you always have a delighted employee to help you along the way!

Certified Experience

Each and every one of our staff members have numerous years of experience under their belts. Their knowledge and expertise will make your experience satisfyingly easy!

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At Bala Garage Doors, we fully back and guarantee all of our overhead doors and experiences. Excellent service and top-notch products are our primary focus!

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Working Hours

We are available 24/7 for your convenience.

Regular service hours are 8AM until 7PM.
Emergency service hours, between 7PM to 8AM the following day.

Service Area

Montgomery County and Delaware County.