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High Lift vs. Regular Lift Garage Doors

High-lift doors are a great option for increasing the usable space in your garage. They are often misunderstood, so I decided to write this post to clarify what they’re about. I will tell what a high-lift door is, what are the advantages and how to convert your regular door to high-lift. What is a High […]

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Garage Door Spring Calculator

This garage door spring calculator estimates the appropriate garage door weight range for a given torsion spring. It also estimates the spring service life in openings. This calculator works with all torsion spring, drum and door combinations – also non-standard ones. If you want to know which standard spring sizes work for a given door […]

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Garage Door Spring Wear

Garage door springs are usually the most service-intensive component in a garage door. They need proper tensioning, lubrication, but will still eventually wear and break. This post answers the most common questions related to garage door spring wear: how long they last, how they break and how should you go about the replacement. For finding […]

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Garage Door Spring Tensioning

This post tells you how much pretension garage door torsion springs need in standard configuration; i.e. how many turns should you wind to them. Below, you find a table indicating the appropriate turns for each door height. Instructions for tuning and troubleshooting are included further down. Before tensioning, make sure you have the correct spring […]

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What Size Spring for Garage Door?

This post tells you how to choose garage door torsion springs based on door weight. Garage door torsion springs are sized on wire diameter (d), inside diameter (D) and length of the coil (L). Eg. .250″ – 2″ – 32″ means .25″ wire, 2″ inner diameter and 32″ coil length. Knowing which spring sizes work […]