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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 install a new roll up door.     Require garage door repair in Mesquite TX? Contact us today.

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 and close before the spring will fail or break. A life cycle is one full open and close cycle of a garage door.   The most important factor in a springs life cycle is making sure the spring is the proper spring for the weight of the garage door. Garage
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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 of the automatic garage door opener. An unbalanced garage door could be a door that is very heavy to open, this can be a dangerous situation as the garage door may not open properly or remain in the open position. When a garage door is very heavy the door could
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Should I have 1 or 2 torsion springs on my garage door?
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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 your garage door, if the garage   door is a single car door either 8×7 or 8×8 made of aluminum or other lightweight material, then it will require only one spring.  If you have very large heavy door then two or more springs will be required, some very heavy wood
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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 spring system. He kept the idea of a spring bar/torsion tube mounted on the header above the garage door opening on the inside of the garage. His system, however, utilizes one or two springs that are inside the spring bar/torsion tube. The number of springs used is determined by the
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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. To figure the wire size you will need to measure 10 coils. Convert the measurement to decimals, if it measure 2 1/2 inches that would be 2.50. Now move the decimal one place to the left giving you a wire size of .250. The next measurement is the inner diameter
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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 on the inside of the garage door opening. Torsion spring(s) are mounted on the spring bar/torsion tube with a center bracket(s)  holding the spring(s) in place. At each end of the torsion tube is a drum. Cables attach to the bottom bracket on each side of the garage door, these
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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 from the garage door panels and other painted surfaces after installation. In the 1980’s manufacturers began the process of galvanizing garage door torsion springs. Galvanizing garage door springs attempted to serve two purposes. the first was to attempt to improve the life of the spring, and the second was to
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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 from there. The number of life cycle for a given spring is based on several factors including the gauge of wire used to make the spring coils, the inner diameter of the spring and the length of the spring. Every size spring will not work on every door. To determine
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Should I Lube My Garage Door Torsion Springs?
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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 the gauge of wire used and the weight of the garage door. The life cycles of the garage door spring does not take into account external factors like rust and pitting of the metal used to make the spring coils. Highly humid or corrosive environments can shorten the life span of the garage
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