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Can springs be replaced on commercial roll-up garage doors?
The short answer is yes, but it requires taking the entire door door down, unrolling the door, replacing the spring, rolling the door back up and then reinstalling the door and adjusting the spring.   In many cases it is more cost efficient and better for the customer to simply...
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How can I maximize the life cycles on my garage door torsion spring ?
There are many factors that can reduce the life cycle expectancy of a garage door torsion spring, but there are things that can also be done to maximize the life cycle expectancy. The life cycle of a garage door spring is the number of times the garage door can open...
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What size spring should I use for my 7’ garage door that weighs 185 pounds?
When determining spring size the height and weight of the garage door are very important. Failure to use the proper size spring will lead to an unbalanced garage door. An unbalanced garage door will cause other serious issues like premature failure of garage door components and damage to or failure...
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Should I have 1 or 2 torsion springs on my garage door?
This is a question we get asked almost daily as we replace broken garage door springs. We try to always give home owners options when it comes to replacing garage door springs. First the weight of the garage door in many cases will dictate how many springs are needed for...
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Should I get a torsion spring system or Torquemaster springs system?
To begin let’s start with understanding what the Wayne Dalton Torquemaster system is and what a torsion spring system is. There are similarities, but there are also critical differences in each system. Wayne Dalton Torquemaster System: Wayne Dalton designed the Torquemaster system in an attempt to improve on the torsion...
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How can I measure the size of my torsion springs?
Measuring torsion springs is not a difficult task, but requires accurate measurements. The springs wire size is the first component of the spring measurement, followed by the springs inner diameter and finally the overall length of the spring. The first measurement you will need to get is the wire size....
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Garage Door Torsion Vs Extension Springs, which one is better?
To start with lets discuss what torsion springs are and what extension springs are and how each work to open and close your garage door. Torsion spring are the newer spring system in garage doors. In a torsion spring system there is a spring bar/torsion tube mounted on the header...
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Is there any Quality difference between galvanized springs and coated springs?
Garage door springs have long been made using oil tempered steel. Oil tempered garage door springs are coated with oil when they are manufactured and have an oily film present when installed. This can be troublesome if the installer does not take the time to wipe off oily hand prints...
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Is It Possible To Predict When My Garage Door Spring Will Break?
Garage door springs are rated by the expected number of life cycles the spring will perform before failure or breakage. A life cycle is equal to one open and one close of the garage door. Most residential springs are rated at minimum 10,000 life cycles and the life cycles increase...
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Should I Lube My Garage Door Torsion Springs?
Garage Door springs whether they are torsion springs or extension springs do need regular maintenance. Garage door springs are rated on the expected number of life cycles. One life cycle equals one open and close cycle. Most springs are 10,000; 20,00 or 30,000 life cycles. The number of life cycles is dependent on...
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