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The Pros and Cons to Raising the Roof for a Taller Garage

Want a taller garage? It’s possible and definitely has its advantages in terms of extra overhead storage or being able to store larger vehicles such as boats or semi-cabs if you’re a trucker. You could raise the roof, theoretically anyway. Is it worth the hassle and expense? We’ll let you be the judge. Here’s a […]

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What Are Garage Torsion Springs?

The torsion springs of your garage door are made of extremely dense material. They can tighten and store a tremendous amount of mechanical energy in their twisted coils. Normally, these springs are mounted horizontally above the opening of your garage door. As you pull the door down, the cables attached to the bottom corners wind the springs up. The next time you open the door, the springs unwind this stored energy to raise that two hundred pound door as if it was as light as a feather. Most torsion springs will last about 5 to 7 years and last around 10,000 cycles. You should always use a professional repairman to replace them. Because of the extreme tension these springs are under, they can be extremely dangerous.