Posted September 14th, 2018 at 2:32 pm by Dan Musick
From time to time, someone with an older one-piece garage door will contact us. Usually, they want to know if we can modify a spring that has one end tapered, such as the one shown below.
In years past, manufacturing costs were much lower, and there were more of these doors. It was cost-effective to make large quantities of one-piece garage door springs like these.
However, most spring manufacturers today wouldn’t know how to make a spring like this, and even if they could, the setup would cost hundreds of dollars.
For this type of system, we have recommended that our customers order springs with clips that have holes in them. The people at the factory screw the clip into the end of the spring. If your existing eye bolt is not long enough, we can also provide an eye bolt that is 3 1/2″ long. Most hardware stores also carry longer ones if needed.
For the old one-piece garage door springs, look to DDM Garage Doors Inc.