If you are like most people, you might not realize the true potential of garage door springs. Every individual part of your garage door is important, but the springs are the single most important part – not even openers can make that claim. Courtesy of Diamond Springs, you should consider what Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply can do for you.
During the installation process, Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply works directly with Diamond Springs. They provide springs to garage doors, all of which are primarily manufactured here in the United States. Each spring is made of a high carbon material known as Astm 229, a Class II oil-tempered wire. In other words, you need the springs to be strong and durable since their main job is to assemble your garage door.
Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply
Garage door openers are a necessary means for your car to enter and exit the household. With that in mind, garage doors use several mechanical parts to function properly. Each piece has its own specific function:
Motors: They reduce vibration sounds while serving as a trolley.
Springs: They counterbalance the weight of your garage door to ensure easy lifting.
Cables and Drums: These are attached to the springs and help the door remain balanced.
Galvanized Torsion Tube: They resist residue and rust to protect your opener.
Tracks and Rollers: These run across a metal track to smoothly move the door.
Types of Systems
Your garage door requires a balanced framework, which can only be done with a spring system to hold everything in place. There are two in mind – extension and torsion springs. With the use of cables, these springs allow your garage door to open and close easily.
Extension Spring System
Extension springs use a belt drive to operate your garage door. They expand and contract through the use of cables. Each of these cables is attached to the bottom corners of your garage door. These springs are reliable since they are affordable and don’t require much space.
Torsion Spring System
Torsion metal springs are coil-shaped and can be found right above the garage door itself. These types of springs are the most common in households due to their accessibility. It uses the power of torque movement to operate the opener. There is little risk of snapping due to the springs’ overall durability, which makes it last longer. You also get smoother transitions between the lifting system, so your door moves quickly and without issue.
How Torsion Springs Work
As previously mentioned, torsion springs use the spiral motion of torque to apply relative power. A galvanized tube also hides the springs, which gives your garage door a much cleaner look overall. The one downside is you cannot see the spring itself due to the galvanized tube.
We take the necessary measurement of each spring within your garage door system. Our company mainly focuses on the wire’s body length and diameter, both inside and outside. By doing so, we ensure the installation uses correct measurements for any repairs or replacements.
We also make sure the torque movement is done with power and accuracy. To do so, we must take into consideration certain factors of the springs. These factors include spring rate, maximum deflections, wind specifications, and the load.
Our torsion springs measure from .010 to 0.250 feet in diameter. We use tempered steel and hard-drawn wires for maximum durability and tight resistance. From zinc to dark oxide, the materials we use are high-quality manufacturing products.
Torsion springs twist along their axis at both ends. As it twists, the torque exerts on the other side of the spring, relative to the angle it is being twisted. Once that happens, power is unleashed from within the spring.
Torsion Spring Applications
Torsion springs are mainly useful for garage doors but can also be used for various other reasons. Such reasons include clothespins, mousetraps, clipboards, inclines, watches, entryway pivots, and vehicle suspension. If you wonder how torque works in person, try using a clothesline or clipboard to see it in action.
Why You Should Consider Diamond Springs
Diamond Springs uses ASTM A229 steel, which is a non-alloy carbon material that can be molded. Due to the composition, this material allows your garage door springs to remain resilient, durable, and strong. However, keep in mind heat regulation for your household. High and low temperatures can potentially damage your garage door springs, especially during the summer and winter. As a result, consider insulating your home as a way to protect your garage door springs. Ben’s Garage Door and Gate Supply only partners with reliable manufacturers. Diamond Springs offer high-grade material springs to ensure the longevity of your garage door.