Neighborhood Garage Door Services of The Bay Area, California has proudly served our valued customers for over 20 years.We offer the best service and work diligently to provide quality installations, repairs and routine maintenance for any type of overhead door. Our techs are certified, highly skilled and able to be at your home within 24 hours to give you top notch service.
We try to educate our customers on garage door tips because we want you to have an efficiently functioning door. Our team receives all sorts of questions about the best types of springs to consider.
We plan to explain the pros and cons of oil tempered and zinc galvanized torsion springs so you can decide what is best for your home with all the facts on the table.
Oil tempered Springs
Oil tempered springs have been around for many years. They are the most prevalent type of spring that you’ll find in most garage doors.
These springs are known to keep their tension. Our customers like this aspect because they hardly ever need to be tightened. In fact, we suggest that you don’t tighten them because it is a temporary fix and will potentially hurt the life of your springs.
The cycle life of springs means the rating of the spring to go up and down. In other words, one cycle for your door is going up and then coming back down. Customers tend to prefer springs that have a higher cycle life because it is much easier to go with longevity and eliminate the number of times you have to replace.
Oil tempered springs do not look as attractive as zinc galvanized springs. If you are focusing on appearance, then you want to select the latter.
Zinc Galvanized Springs
Our customers like the appearance of these springs. However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to zinc galvanized springs and a few things should be considered.
These springs are prettier than the oil tempered kind. The overall look is often preferred.
This particular type of spring doesn’t have a great longevity. We tell our customers to consider this factor. Also, they are noisier than the oil tempered kind. The sound can get old according to our customers.
We have shared the pros and cons between the oil tempered and the galvanized springs. However, the cycle life of your spring is important too. We typically recommend going with a product that is about 20,000 cycles.
You’ll want to remember that other parts to your garage have life cycles as well. If you are looking at updating your garage door’s components then consider replacing your bearings and cables too. These parts usually have a lower cycle life than your brand new springs but you may not want to take the door apart more than once.
Neighborhood Garage Door Services of The Bay Area, California encourages you to consider both types of springs. Use what you think is best. We hope that is pros and cons list was helpful. If you need us in the future, then we are available to help any time day or night.