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Broken Torsion Spring in Vadnais Heights, MN

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With the weather finally warming up in Minnesota not many of our customers are thinking about their Garage Door any more. Now is the time where you just want to open up the door, take out the grill and some lawn chairs and maybe have a cold beverage and relax. If you suddenly have a broken torsion spring that could really put a kink in your summer plans especially if it is on a weekend. This was the case for one of our customers over in Vadnais Heights, MN; they were having a graduation party the following day and suddenly had a torsion spring snap. It happened on a Saturday afternoon and the customer was concerned about finding someone to take care of the repair; we were able to have a technician out within two hours of the initial contact to make sure the grad party went off without a hitch.

Twenty Four Hour Service

At Garage Door Repair Company we are available twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. Whether it is a broken torsion spring, broken garage door opener, or if you are in need of an entirely new door we understand it can be a huge inconvenience which is why we always want to be available for you. It can be a very frustrating process trying to find good quality work when it comes to repairing your Garage Door so don’t just take it from us, check out our reviews page just to see what some of our customers are saying. Even if you have a custom sized torsion spring we can usually provide some sort of solution even if it is temporary while we have your custom sized springs made. Don’t hesitate to call right now, yes now, even it is one in the morning and enjoy our quality twenty four hour service.

Free Estimates

We always offer free, no obligation, estimates for all your Garage Door repair and installation needs. Sometimes it is difficult to diagnose over the phone just what is exactly wrong with your Garage Door or Garage Door Opener so we always have fully stocked trucks when we come out to diagnose the issue so that we can offer a free estimate but also take care of the repair right there. So call 612-886-9606 today or fill out one of our website appointment forms to schedule your free estimate.

Torsion Conversion in Woodbury, MN

Garage Door Torsion Conversion Process

When you buy a brand new home that was just built within the last few years you are thinking that everything should be working properly for years to come because you bought brand new. However, many of our customers are finding that in these new neighborhoods the builders may have tried to cut costs on the little things such as the Spring System for your Garage Door. In Woodbury, MN we found an entire neighborhood that was built by the same building company and they cut corners on every Garage with a sub-par spring system that has a lot of cheap and plastic parts. While this system will work for a few years, when it does break down the cost of repair can be outrageous because it requires replacing the entire system or performing a Torsion Conversion.

What is a Torsion Conversion?

There are a lot of different types of systems that can be used for your Garage Door; extension springs, torque master, easy wind, roll up springs, and a standard torsion system. At Garage Door Repair Company we can provide repairs or replacements for all of these systems but the most recommended system is a standard torsion system. The benefit of this system is that if something breaks you only need to repair that component rather than having to replace the whole system. Here are some components that go in to a standard torsion system:

  • Steel Shaft
  • Steel Drums
  • End Bearings/Center Bearing
  • Center Plate
  • Torsion Springs
  • Galvanized Cables

All of our technicians will have all of these components on the truck to help solve any of your Garage Door Repair needs.

Choosing the Right System First

The biggest reason to choose the right system first is for cost; it can be very expensive to convert or replace your system. That’s why we always install standard torsion systems with every new Garage Door we install. You may not always be able to choose what system you end up with when you purchase a new home but Garage Door Repair Company will help keep your system going or make sure you have the right system for the future.

Torsion Conversion in Lakeland, MN

Garage Door Torsion Conversion ProcessOften times our customers will inquire about purchasing a brand new Garage Door and price will be a huge talking point when we are giving out quotes. However a cheaper price does not always mean a good quality product. For example some of the larger corporate hardware stores will have Garage Doors for sale at a very cheap price and it seems like this is the route to go. However down the road when a Torsion Spring breaks or a Cable snaps, customers that have purchased these cheaper doors find out that the spring system that was installed, such as an easy-wind or torque-master system, cannot be repaired and that is when they must have a standard Garage Door Torsion Conversion done.

Long Term Affordability

This was the case for one of our customers in Lakeland, MN where they had moved in to a new home and found that the seller had purchased a cheaper door replacement and now they had a broken spring on an easy-wind system. Many of the components of this system are made of plastic or other sub-par materials and are put together in a way that cannot be repaired but only replaced. The cost of the replacement is not cheap which is why we will always recommend that you have your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professional technicians at Garage Door Repair Company with a standard Torsion system in place to avoid having to do a costly Torsion Conversion down the road.

Components in a Torsion Conversion

Part of the reason we always recommend having your Garage Door Installation done by one of our professionals is the amount of parts and labor that go in to a Torsion Conversion. First you have to tear out the old system which is time consuming and dangerous and then install the new system. Here are some of the components that are involved in a Torsion Conversion:

  • New Steel Shaft
  • New Torsion Springs
  • New End Bearings
  • New Center Bearing
  • New Drums
  • New Center Plate
  • New Cables

All of these things are necessary when performing a Torsion Conversion in Lakeland, MN or any part of the Twin Cities metro and are warrantied for 5 years from the date of Installation

Professional Garage Door Installation

In the future when you are considering replacement of your Garage Door make sure that you have a professional installation done to avoid costly repairs in the future. Torsion Conversions can be done same-day and our technicians always have fully stocked trucks to meet any of your needs but getting things installed properly the first time is always recommended. For all your Garage Door repairs or installations needed trust the experts at Garage Door Repair Company to help you save money and headaches in the future.