Garage Door Repair Parts

We use a variety of specialized parts and tools for garage door repair and installation. We’re listing the most common parts used to help you make an expert decision when replacing your garage door.

10,000 Cycle Springs

torsion springs
Every spring used on a Garage is rated with an industry standard increment of 10,000. After every revolution of your garage door opening this counts as 1 cycle. Depending on how often you’re using your garage door, a torsion spring will last about 7 to 10 years. The average garage door will go through about 3 cycles per day for 1 year that’s 1,095 cycles. Divide 10,000 cycles by 1,095 cycles leaves a life expectancy of 9 years.
(WARNING! Do not attempt to install springs yourself, severe spring injuries are common.)

30,000 Cycle Springs

The 30,000 cycle spring should be used for heavier garage doors, and will last 3 times as long as a 10,000 cycle spring. One major benefit of using a 30,000 cycle spring is that the overall cost of operation will be 70 percent less than a 10,000 cycle spring. When your considering a spring installation, you may want to contemplate a 30,000 cycle spring. 
(WARNING! Do not attempt to install springs yourself, severe spring injuries are common.)

Torsion Cables

torsion springs
garage door cables
Using a good torsion cable is imperative for the safety and durability of your garage door. These cables must be built tough and dependable to lift up these heavy garage doors. Torsion cable injuries can be common for garage door technicians. 
 It is wise for you to never attempt to replace a broken, or rusty torsion cable.

Nylon Ball Bearing Rollers

Nylon Ball Bearing Rollers are what keep the garage door on track. Using a nylon roller improves the overall sileint operation of your garage door. These rollers sit on both ends of the garage door and slide from front to back during garage door function.
without proper maintenance, it is very common for these ball bearings to disintegrate and put your door off track. 
garage door rollers
End Bearing Plates
garage door end bearing plates
The end bearings rest on both ends of the door, and help to keep the garage door locked in place. End bearings must be built tuff to bear the weight of the garage door.
It is a good idea to change the end bearing plates when your springs break.

Center Bearing

The Center Bearing or also called a radial flange bearing, is usually inside one of the torsion springs to keep the torsion bar from getting cut by the center bracket and from hitting or rubbing the springs as the door operates. They also are the bearing used in the end bearing plates. The bearings can be punched out and replaced with these instead of purchasing new end bearing plates. These flange bearings have a 45,000 cycle rating with a capacity of 400 lbs.
Without a Center Bearing, your torsion bar would get cut in half by the center bracket and your garage door would not open.  It's a very small but important part to your garage door system. 

Cable Drums

center bearing garage door
garage door drums

 It’s a good idea to replace your old drums if the grooves are showing wear or there are cracks or chips in you old drums.

Garage door cable drums are found on the ends of the torsion shaft and look like metal wheels or hubs. Cable drums help the garage door remain balanced and level as cables wrap around the drums. Residential and light commercial garage doors use drums with a four-inch diameter, while heavier doors use five-inch drums. Garage door cable drums are most commonly made from cast aluminum.

WARNING! Do not try to replace the cable drums yourself! Could cause extreme injury or death. Contact a professional.