How To Properly Identify And Measure A Spring For Your Door

Here is the information we will need to help you fix your broken spring. All of this information is important – we need the spring size to within a sixteenth of an inch! Always view the pictures as from the inside of the garage looking out. First, select whether you have torsion or extension springs on your garage door:

1. Door Type

Sectional
or
Solid One Piece

 

2. Determine Type of Spring

Extension Spring Horizontal

Ext-Spring1

Extension Spring Vertical

Ext-Spring-Vertical2

Torsion Spring

Torshion Spring

 

3. If you have a Torsion Spring (wind-up) type spring, where are springs located:

Single Right Edge

Torsion-Spring-Single-RH

Single Left Edge

Torsion-Spring-Single-LH

Single Center Right

Torsion-Spring-Single-Center-Right

Single Center Left

Torsion-Spring-Single-Center-Left

Double Edge

Torsion-Spring-Double-Edge

Double Center

Torsion-Spring-Double-Center

4. End Type Extension Spring Only

Double Loop

Ext-Spring-Double-Loop2

Single Open Loop

Ext-Spring-Single-Open-Loop2

Clip End

Ext-Spring-Clip-Ends2

Metal Strap with Hole for Bolt

Ext-Spring-Metal-Strap-w-hole2

5. Inside Diameter of Spring

Spring-ID21 19/32″
1 3/4″
2″
2 1/4″
These are common residential sizes

6. To determine spring wire size

Spring-Coils-Measurement2

Measure 10 coils within 1/16″

7. Measure Overall length of broken spring (unwound), within 1/2″