Garage Door Spring Repair
Torsion springs are the hardest working part of any garage door and consequently are usually the first part to break. Of course murphy’s law applies to many broken springs. If there is a worse time for them to go bad that’s when it will happen.
While there are some DIY maintenance components that you may be equipped to deal with, garage door springs are not one of them. Torsion springs have a lot of tension and you could be seriously injured or damage your property if they are not replaced properly. We recommend you hire a professional to repair your garage door. Even professional door repair technicians, who are fully knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced, report that they have been injured from time to time, despite their best efforts.
Torsion springs are devices that lift most of the weight of a garage door so that the door can be opened manually or by an electric opener. The torsion principle is applied by an efficient and economical apparatus consisting of a torsion shaft under spring torsion, which turns lift drums, which wind cables attached to the door. All of this equipment is mounted over the top of the door.
We at Garage Service Pros also specialize in torsion conversions. Conversions can be done in a couple different situations. One situation you would have a torsion conversion done is when you would like to convert from the older “extension style” spring system to the more modern and safer “torsion style” spring system. Extension springs are known for stretching as they age and therefore, because of the engineering of the system, if one spring stretches at a different length than the other, the door will not raise and lower at a level pace. The door begins to “walk” its way up and down by jamming and releasing from side to side. The most common situation for a torsion conversion to be done, is when you have a Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster cylinder. The Wayne Dalton system is similar, but yet different from the universal torsion system. The TorqueMaster cylinder is a 2” cylinder with longer, small diameter springs located inside the tube. The drums are plastic instead of cast iron, and the cables are much thinner than standard torsion cables. The springs are wound with a drill as opposed to manual winding a torsion spring with winding bars. Wayne Dalton makes it difficult for service companies to purchase their products, so we at Garage Service Pros choose to offer our Wayne Dalton customers the torsion conversion in place of replacing the TorqueMaster cylinder. We stand behind the conversion with a 5 year warranty on all the parts needed for the conversion.
Garage Service Pros will always advise you of the present state of your springs and whether they need maintenance. We will never install a part you do not need and we will always advise of all of your options. We guarantee all of our spring repair work. Please call us with any question you may have.