- Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:59
- Written by Big Mike Parks
In the days of yore (that would be the late 20th century) you had two choices when it came to garage door springs on Northglenn or Broomfield homes: either two extension springs or a single large torsion spring. Now, with extension springs, it made sense that you would have to use two. That's because they run parallel to the tracks that extend back from the door. If you only had one, the door would be lifted unevenly. In short, order that uneven pressure would create all kinds of problems. But because the torsion spring sits on the wall above the center of the door and runs parallel to the door, you really only need one. And, until recently, that's all you got. These days, however, it's becoming common for doors to have two torsion springs. In this post, we'll examine why that is and whether it's something you want to do.