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Door Repair 

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Torsion Springs - $380 to replace a pair of standard torsion springs. Standard = nothing over 262 wire gauge.

The most common reason for a garage door not going up is a broken spring. The spring is the "muscle" of the torsion system, allowing your opener to pick up your door with ease. If opener is detached from door, the door should be easy to move up and down by hand and should balance. 
***NOTE*** Due to supply shortages, most springs are currently unavailable. 

Extension Springs - $380 to replace a pair of standard sized extension springs (though, a torsion conversion is recommended if possible. See bottom of page to see why). 
***NOTE*** Due to supply shortages, most springs are currently unavailable. 

Rollers - $125 for 10 rollers installed ($12.50 per roller).

I only install high quality nylon ball bearing rollers. 10 to 12 rollers per average door.

The rollers keep your doors sections attached to the metal track on the sides. Replacing old metal rollers with nylon rollers is a great way to silence your door and prevent door off track.

Long Stem Roller - $14 per roller

Hinges - $10 per hinge installed.

Hinges keep the sections of your door bound together, and bend as your sections pass threw the radius of your track. The hinges on the end of the door also hold your rollers. Hinges often crack simply due to age, but cold temperatures could also make them break faster. Continuing to use a door with broken hinges will throw a door off track.

Cables - $75 set of cables installed.

Cables transfer the tension from the torsion springs to the bottom fixtures of your door. They are attached to the drums (see drums). They often get worn from age, bad drums, a bad garage door install, or a door off track incident. The first sign of wear is roping, followed by fraying. If a cable snaps, all tension from the torsion springs will be transferred to the other side of the door, lifting that side and throwing your door off track. Extension cables - $49   

Drums - $75 set of drums installed.

The drums are what the cables rest on, and they transfer the tension from the springs to the cables. The cables and the drums have a close relationship. First the cable may start to wear down the drum, and then the drum will start to wear down the cable. A chipped, worn, serrated drum puts your cables at risk.

End Bearing Plates - $85 set installed.

End bearing plates are attached to the horizontal track of the door. They hold the torsion tube that the springs and drums are set on. The bearings turn with the torsion tube as the door goes up and down. Bearings eventually freeze up, putting the torsion tube at risk of being cut in half. A symptom of a failing bearing is a loud high pitch squealing noise (metal rubbing against metal). 

Center Bearing - $35 installed only at time of torsion spring install.

The center bearing sits over the torsion tube on the inside of the spring (back end), and protects the torsion tube from the spring and center plate. It turns with the torsion tube as the door goes up and down. Bearings eventually freeze up, putting the torsion tube at risk of being cut in half. A symptom of a failing bearing is a loud high pitch squealing noise (metal rubbing against metal). 

Collars - $25 installed set.

One common thing that makes end bearings go bad is "flexing". These collars keep your end plates snug and secure.

Bottom Fixtures - $85 installed set.

The bottom fixtures hold the bottom rollers, and the cables attach to the peg on the side. All of the extreme tension from the springs is converted to the bottom fixtures, making them a dangerous part to work on (along with the entire torsion system). If the door is not level or the vertical track is too close to the door (or both), the track will rub on the side of the bottom fixture. Over time this will cut clean through the bottom fixture, causing the side with the peg to split up like a banana peal. 

Extension System Pulleys - $100 for a set of all 4 extension pulleys installed ($25 per).

On an extension spring system, the cable is guided by the pulleys to the bottom fixture and the extension spring. They tend to go bad more often then drums, either by the bearings freezing up, or the cable cutting straight through the center. 

Torsion Tube - $7 per foot installed ($80 on a 16 foot wide door).

The torsion tube is held by the end bearing plates, and the torsion springs go around the tube. They get worn by bad end and center bearings, and the set bolts of the drums and the springs. Honestly it's a rare item to have to replace. Most of the time the tube can be shifted when a spring replacement job is performed, placing the point of contact with the bearings and set bolts at a new location on the tube. However, torsion tubes are needed for torsion conversions.    


Bottom Rubber - $7 per foot installed ($212 on a 16' wide door).

The seal between your door and the ground. Bottom rubber gets worn down every few years or so due to the elements. Replace to keep out moisture, rodents, debris, and cold air. Thicker bottom rubber available for minor cases of depressing concrete. In vary rare cases, a bottom rubber retainer ($5 per foot) may also be needed to fit this bottom rubber.  

Heavy Duty Operator Bracket - $85 installed.

An operator bracket is what the "j arm" from your opener connects to on the door. The operator bracket that comes with doors and openers are often weak, and usually get pulled off due to a broken spring. Other times they get pulled off just because they are of poor quality. However, these operator brackets slide under the top strut, distributing the pull of the opener upon the door all across the top section, rather than just a tiny 2" surface area. 

A standard torsion system always has symmetrical tension on the left and right side of the door, no matter how many springs are on the torsion tube. Another advantage is that a spring breaking on a standard torsion system is a lot safer because it is bound around the sturdy torsion tube. 

An extension spring system is not a symmetrical system. The extension springs wear out at different rates and causes the door to shift and jerk on the way down, or "walk". Extension springs usually have a safety cable running up the center so that when it breaks it may not go flying and hit your car. Even with safety cables, I have still seen extension springs snap heavy duty angle iron back hangs. 


As for converting from a Torque Master or a large canister spring system (or any other odd systems), a torsion conversion is cheaper and more convenient than repairing your old system. Most garage door companies carry standard torsion springs with them at all times, so if your spring breaks, its easy to replace. There is no return trip or special order needed.  


However sometimes headroom does not permit a standard torsion system (in rare cases). In these cases either extension springs or other systems are the only way to go.

1 or 2 spring torsion conversion - $549

Per spring after 2 - $170

Includes Spring(s), Center Bearing(s), Torsion Tube, Drums, Cables, End Plates 

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