Torsion Springs

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    Vital Component in Your Garage

    Torsion springs are a vital component of modern garage doors, providing the necessary force to lift and lower the door with ease. At Jim Beam's Garage Doors, we understand the importance of high-quality torsion springs for the functionality and safety of your garage door system. Here’s an in-depth look at torsion springs, their workings, advantages, and applications.

    What Are Torsion Springs?

    Torsion springs are heavy-duty springs installed horizontally above the garage door opening. They store mechanical energy by twisting on a horizontal axis when the door is closed. This energy is released to help lift the door smoothly when it is opened.

    How Do Torsion Springs Work?

    When you close your garage door, the torsion springs twist and store energy. This twisting action creates torque, which is then used to counterbalance the weight of the garage door. When the door is opened, the springs unwind, releasing the stored energy to assist in lifting the door. This process reduces the strain on your garage door opener and ensures a balanced and smooth operation.

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    Local Torsion Spring Repair Experts

    Jim Beam's Garage Doors offers fast and reliable torsion spring changes. Typically we can provide same-day service to get your torsion springs working safely and effectively again. 

    Benefits of Torsion Springs


    Torsion springs are known for their durability and longevity. They typically have a longer lifespan compared to other types of springs, such as extension springs. This means fewer replacements and less frequent maintenance.

    Smooth Operation

    The balanced and controlled lifting motion provided by torsion springs ensures a smoother and quieter operation of your garage door. This reduces wear and tear on both the door and the opener, extending the life of your entire garage door system.


    Torsion springs are less likely to break abruptly compared to extension springs. This gradual release of tension makes them safer to use and reduces the risk of accidents or injuries.

    Applications of Torsion Springs

    Torsion springs are versatile and suitable for a variety of garage door types and applications:

    • Residential Garage Doors: Ideal for both single and double garage doors in residential settings.
    • Commercial Garage Doors: Perfect for heavy-duty commercial garage doors that require reliable and durable components.

    Maintenance and Repair

    Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the longevity and proper functioning of your torsion springs. Here are a few maintenance tips:

    • Visual Inspection: Periodically check for signs of wear, rust, or damage.
    • Lubrication: Apply a suitable lubricant to the springs to prevent corrosion and ensure smooth operation.
    • Professional Inspection: Schedule regular inspections with our expert technicians to identify and fix potential issues before they become major problems.

    Why Choose Jim Beam's Garage Doors?

    At Jim Beam's Garage Doors, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch service and high-quality components. When it comes to torsion springs, our experienced technicians are equipped to handle everything from installation to repair and maintenance. We use only the best materials to ensure the safety and efficiency of your garage door system.


    Torsion springs are a crucial part of your garage door system, offering durability, smooth operation, and enhanced safety. For expert advice, installation, and maintenance of torsion springs, trust the professionals at Jim Beam's Garage Doors.

    For more detailed information or to schedule a service, visit our Contact Us page or call us today.

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    Services We Offer

    • Garage door panel replacement
    • Garage door spring replacement
    • Garage door maintenance services
    • Garage door opener repair and replacement

    Welcome to Jim Beam's Garage Doors! With over 15 years of garage door experience, you can count on us to provide professional garage door installation, repair, maintenance, repair, opener repair, and much more.

    We service the Northern Colorado area including Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland, Longmont, Wellington, Severance, Timnath, and LaPorte. If you are looking for the best garage door service in Fort Collins, look no further than the Jim Beam team.

    Service Areas

    2451 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins, CO 80525

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