Knowing the different garage door torsion spring types

Torsion garage door springs are mostly used by people with overhead garage doors. Many people have some basic knowledge of exactly their functions and where they are located in a garage door. For the few that do not know where they are positioned, torsion garage door springs are placed on top of the garage door and their primary role is lifting the garage door back and forth while using coiling and uncoiling mechanism. Additionally, torsion springs emit a high amount of heat during operation which makes them dangerous, and caution is needed when using them. This is some of the basic information that most people know about, but rare people know that torsion garage door springs are categorised into two types; One is Zinc galvanised springs and the next other is oil-tempered garage door springs. Both types of torsion springs have their own qualities, advantages, and as well as shortcomings. Today we will be providing information about the different garage types of torsion spring and their differences.

Benefits of oil tempered garage door springs

They are affordable One of the major reasons that oil-tempered garage door springs are preferred by many suppliers is because of their affordability nature. Because of their cheap cost status, we are able to sell at a subsidised price which in turn means that anybody can replace the springs without incurring a large cost.

Are strong and have a bigger lifespan

Due to the garage door spring being used for oil tempering, it enables the spring to self-grease, making it stronger which in turn enhances its lifespan. An oil-tempered garage door spring can be effective for a range of 10000-12000 cycles which makes them very strong.

Disadvantages of oil-tempered garage doors


Oil-tempered garage door springs are susceptible to quick rusting. With increasing rusting rate, it can shorten the spring lifespan or reduce its operating efficiency.

 Are not beautiful

Many people in San Jose agree with the fact that oil-tempered are not the most attractive of garage door springs. Their low appealing nature means that some home owners who are looking for something appealing cannot use them.

Advantages of zinc galvanised garage door springs

 Are appealing

With their shiny nature, zinc galvanised garage door springs are the more appealing of the two types of torsion springs.

They do not rust

As the name suggests, this type of torsion garage door springs is coated with a zinc layer which inhibits rusting. For this reason, they are most suited to areas that experience a large number of water levels e.g. through flooding and raining.

Drawbacks of zinc galvanised springs

Require frequent repair

The shape that zinc-galvanised springs are made in make lose their strength easily and need regular servicing to fix them.


During operation, zinc galvanised springs can produce a lot of noise which can be annoying. The noise can get even louder when the spring ages with time.



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