We had a customer call in this week that stated that he was in desperate need of service. He let it be known that his doors do not open and close evenly, and walks back and forth as it opens and closes. Right away, we quickly looked in our system for previous work done, but just as we predicted, we have not been to their location. We proceeded to tell him the cause of his problem, and it was essential for us to send one of our highly experienced technicians to his residence.
What is a Torsion Spring Conversion?
Come to find out, the customer had a unique system that operates his garage door that requires a complete overhaul of the lifting mechanics of the garage door. We replace Wayne Dalton Torquemaster systems every time we see them. The parts are mostly plastic, their durability is questionable, and in our opinion they are dangerous for customers to have on their home.
A torsion conversion requires a handful of new parts, which we carry on all of our technicians’ trucks. It requires the torsion spring and the torsion shaft that the spring mounts onto. It also requires a set of right and left end bearing plates that hold the ends of the torsion tube, as well as a center bearing plate that the spring mounts to and holds to the wall. The only other parts needed are a set of cables which lift the door and wrap around a set of cable drums, that are the last item required.
We do a lot of torsion spring conversions for people that have other types of garage door spring systems. If you have any questions about the benefits of converting to a torsion spring system for your garage door, or if you would like for one of our technicians to come to your home to outfit your garage door with this type of system, please contact us!