Why do you need to change your garage door system to have a two spring system versus one? Safety is the main reason. Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO, we are concerned about the safety of your family.
There are other reasons that you may consider this options as well such as:
- Less wear and tear on your door
- Longer use
- Greater value at lower cost
Here’s how you can add a second garage door torsion spring to your current system.
Cut Power Supply
Before working on an equipment that draws power, you need to cut the power supply. You can do this by unplugging the opener. Also, you can flip the breaker if that is more convenient for you.
Once the power supply has been cut, you will need to disengage it completely from the door. Using a vice grip, you will grip the track so that the door stays in place when you are winding the spring.
Loosen The Winding and Stationary Cones
Now that the door is stabilized, you can loosen the winding and stationary cones. These are attached to the shaft and bracket. Use the necessary tools to loosen it enough so that there isn’t any tension on the spring.
Mark Where The Cable Drums and Shaft Are
Using a marker of some kind, mark where the cable drums and shaft are. This way, you will know where they are when you replace them. Once you have it marked, you can loosen the drums and slide it out of the shaft.
At this point, you will need to remove the broken spring. When you are replacing it with the new torsion spring, make certain the the wind of the spring is the same direction as the one that you took out.
Slide in The Second Spring
Take your second torsion spring and slide it into place next to the first one. Add a bit of lubrication to the springs to make sure that it is wet.
Reset Cable Drums
You will need to reset the cable drums and then replace the cable that you took apart. Secure the stationary cones together where the spring action bracket is located.
Wind the Springs
The last step is to wind the springs and secure the assembly using setscrews. These are to be screwed into the shaft. Plug the opener back in or flip the breaker so that you can regain power to your overhead door.
Contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service For Installation
If you do not feel comfortable making this installation yourself, our team of certified technicians can assist you. Should you have any questions regarding the service or installation, be sure to ask the phone representative you are speaking with. They can answer all of your questions.
Contact Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Denver, CO if you are in need of assistance with installing a second torsion spring. Our team of professionals can take care of this for you with no trouble.