Galvanized Torsion Springs
Torsion springs are one of the most important components of a garage door. Galvanized torsion springs are one type of torsion springs along with oil-tempered springs.
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There are two types of torsion springs: oil-tempered torsion springs and galvanized torsion springs. Oil-tempered springs have been around ever since the introduction of garage doors in the market, and they are still more preferred by homeowners than their galvanized counterparts. Oil-tempered springs do not lose their flexibility over time, and even years and years of wear and tear do not make them loose. On the other hand, galvanized springs tend to lose their flexibility after several years, thereby causing the garage door to become unbalanced.
One advantage of galvanized springs over oil-tempered ones is that when you handle them, your hands will not get oily and greasy, as they are shiny and smooth, even without grease. Since homeowners prefer the galvanized ones because of their cleanliness, manufacturers have since painted oil-tempered springs to eliminate the grease and make them look neater.
Garage door springs are one of the most dangerous components of a garage door. They are under very high pressure and if inexperienced hands try to repair them in any way, accidents and injuries may occur. If you find something wrong with your springs, better call a professional to handle the job. Garage door repairmen are trained to handle such high tension in the springs.
Although there are more advantages in oil-tempered springs that in galvanized ones, more people still prefer galvanized springs for whatever reason that they deem is more appropriate. With proper maintenance and care, torsion springs can serve their lifetimes. Periodic checkups are required to see how the springs and other components are doing and if they need repairs or replacements.