Garage Door Torsion Springs
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose a garage door torsion spring?
Choose a quality garage door torsion spring that is designed for your garage. North Shore Commercial Door has replacement torsion springs for residential, commercial and mini-warehouse garage doors.
You can also buy garage door torsion springs kits with winding bars included. Our torsion springs for sale include Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster torsion springs designed only for use with Wayne Dalton garage doors.
Most torsion springs simply wear out after extended use. The average garage door torsion spring is rated at 10,000 cycles. When you open and close your garage door, that equals one cycle. Torsion springs can last up to seven or more years, or they can wear out in as little as one year or two with heavy usage.
North Shore Commercial Door offers an extended-life option. You can choose to upgrade your new torsion spring to a 25,000-cycle capacity when you place your order.
Torsion springs do all the heavy lifting opening and closing your garage door, which is why you want new high-quality replacement torsion springs. Our high customer ratings and more than 35 years of experience have made us a trusted source for the best garage door torsion springs.
What size torsion springs do I need for my garage door?
Watch our easy-to-follow video on how to measure a garage door torsion spring to help you order the correct size for replacement springs. Use our free online torsion springs measurement charts and illustrations that show where size information can be located on your old spring.
We help you select the correct size with our drop-down menu. It allows you to select your wire size, inside diameter size, length of the spring and whether your spring is left-wound or right-wound (the "wind" of the spring).
Our torsion springs on sale include springs up to 39 in. in length for residential and smaller commercial garage doors. If your spring's length exceeds 39 in., contact us for a custom order. We carry torsion springs in sizes for larger commercial garage doors and mini warehouse (self-storage warehouse door) springs.
Should my garage door have two torsion springs?
Generally, a single-door garage has one torsion spring, and a two-door garage has two. But you will find single-door garages that do a lot of heavier lifting that have been fit with two springs. If you have a residential garage door, look above you to determine the number.
When one torsion spring wears out on a two-torsion garage, we recommend buying two replacement springs. Because they were designed with the same life cycles, one failing is a good sign that the other is likely to soon stop working.