Free Garage Door Hardware

On our Standard Garage Door Torsion Springs page we include a special offer for free hardware or free winding bars. Since we started this we have had a number of requests for substitutions. For example, someone purchasing one of our torsion spring conversion kits will sometimes ask to deduct the value of the free hardware […]

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Torsion Spring Winding Systems

Winding residential torsion springs is dangerous. If you are not careful, and if you do not have the proper tools, it is easy to get hurt. To make the process safer for DIYers, a number of door manufacturers have developed their own spring winding systems. Below are the more common ones. Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster Winders […]

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Garage Door Noise

Ultimately, every garage door opener will make noise. It’s impossible to get something as large and as heavy as a garage door to be whisper quiet. In earlier decades it didn’t matter because many garages were detached, but in the last 20-25 years most single family homes have been built with attached garages. As a […]

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High Lift Kit FAQ

  1: How much does a high lift kit cost? A custom high lift from DDM typically costs $200 – $350 when an operator is not included and $600 – $750 when an operator is included. In addition to the kit cost, expect shipping costs of $50 – $100, sometimes more if the kit is […]

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