How To Buy Garage Door Springs
We're going to discuss how to buy garage door springs for DIY. First, the question is: Why is it so hard to find garage door springs? Well, it can be a dangerous job if you don't have the proper tools or knowledge. Because of this, many companies require a strict disclaimer if they do allow you to purchase from them (us included). Our store, Garage Door Store, is based north of Atlanta in Buford. We sell garage door torsion springs direct to consumers, and we also have a contractor program.
If you want to purchase springs from us, you need to be sure you order the right type and size of springs. There are three types of springs: extension, torsion, and Wayne Dalton Torque Master. Each of these types come in various numbering to indicate size.
Today, we are going to focus on the sizing classifications for torsion springs. Torsion springs are installed above your garage door in the middle, twisting on themselves to lift the door. In terms of size classification, there are three numbers you need to identify to purchase the right type of torsion spring:
1) Wire size (207, 218, 225, 234, 243, and 250 are the most popular)
2) Inside diameter (most residential garage door springs are 2" or 1 3/4")
3) Length of wire (measure from end of wire to end of wire)
Once you have those numbers, you can select your torsion spring from the wide variety we sell online. We can offer you standard 10k cycles or in some cases high cycle springs.
If you are unsure how to accurately find those three numbers on your current torsion spring, feel free to take a picture of the front and inside of the door, get the springs off, and bring them to us. Viewing your garage door set-up and springs, we can usually provide the right replacement spring for your garage door.
Looking for garage door springs near you? We can help! Explore our website and contact us 678-329-9903 to get your springs. We even offer delivery within a certain radius of our store!
Check out our springs here: Garage Door Springs