How to choose the correct garage door spring?

When replacing existing springs

If you're replacing an old torsion spring, measure its length, inside diameter, and wire size. These measurements are crucial in finding a matching spring.

Length: Measure the spring length from one end of the wire to the other. Make sure the spring is not under tension when taking measurements.

Inside Diameter: Look for a marking on the spring cone or measure the inside diameter of the spring.

Wire Size: Measure the length of 10 or 20 spring coils with a ruler or tape measure, and then find the wire size by clicking this link.

Wind Direction: Torsion springs are either right-wound or left-wound (when looking at the door from the exterior). This is often indicated by the colour coding on the springs (the right-wound is typically red, and the left-wound is usually black). The winding direction should match the old spring if you're replacing one.


When Installing on a Door Without Springs

Check the garage door manufacturer's recommendations for the appropriate torsion spring, if possible.

Some doors may require two springs, one on each side. In such cases, you'll need a left-wound and a right-wound spring.

To determine the torsion springs needed for a new garage door or a door without a spring, please email us the following information, and we will get back to you with the spring I.D.

  1. Door width
  2. Door height
  3. Door weight
  4. Type of track system (standard lift, high-lift, or vertical lift)

*NOTE* Springs are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

If you are unsure about the garage door spring size needed to balance your door, please contact us via email or phone to help determine the necessary spring to balance your door correctly.