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Happy February and Happy Groundhog Day! It’s been a snowy winter thus far along the Wasatch Front with above average snowpack levels across the state. This is great news for both skiers and snow removal trucks. Hopefully this can continue to assist in keeping our Utah’s water levels high for the coming summer.


Today across the United States in the spirit of tradition many people will wonder if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow. Will we have an early spring or six more weeks of winter? This tradition stems from the Celtic tradition of hibernation. Unfortunately the groundhogs record over the years only proves right around 40% of the time. We may also wonder if Phil’s prediction is just for one part of the United States rather than the entire country.

In either case as the spring will eventually come. You can rest assured that Accent Garage Doors offers garage door springs for its customers at any time of the year, rain, snow or shine. If you are not as passionate or as interested in springs as we are, you can also have confidence that we are here to answer any questions that you may have.

All About Springs

If your day job is not working with the mechanics of an automatic garage door opener, you may be wondering what exactly are garage door springs?

Wikipedia identifies that garage door springs assist the garage door in both the critical function of opening and closing the door. A garage door torsion spring system contains one or two springs that are tightly wound up with cable drums located on each end.

Where are springs located on the garage door?

Springs are mounted on the header wall of the garage door.

What do springs do?

Essentially they assist with the overall movement of your automatic garage door. When the garage door is opened, the springs unwind and the stored tension lifts the door by turning the shaft, thus turning the cable drums, wrapping the cables around the grooves on the cable drums. When the door is lowered, the cables unwrap from the drums and the springs are rewound to full tension. Hence, the springs work in tandem with your garage door opener.

How long do springs last?

Springs last anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 cycles depending on the model. A cycle consists of one time of both opening and closing the garage door. The average garage door opens and shuts around 1,500 times per year. This means that springs last anywhere from 6 to 10 years. This also means every 6 to 10 years you will want to get them replaced.

Where can I get help with my garage door springs?

With 24 years of experience, Accent Garage Doors is specialized to provide quality timely service for all of your garage door needs. When you go with Accent Garage Doors, you can rest assured that our trained and experienced technicians understand how to replace springs appropriately, promptly, and accurately. All of our technicians must also pass a background check.

Accent Garage Doors assists customers with all of their garage door needs. A typical garage door spring replacement requires only a quick visit from the Accent Garage Door technician to replace the springs. If your garage door springs should break or if it’s time to get some new springs, give us a call at 801-898-3667.

Remember that when you think garage doors, think Accent Garage Doors.

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