Garage Door Corporation
Skokie / Park Ridge
"Simply Competent Service at a Fair Price" and "Never a Coupon Required" tm
We provide garage door sales, service, torsion spring replacement & installation N/NW Chicago and Suburban IL Skokie based - NOT a franchise Fast & fair torsion spring, gears, garage door & opener repair
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Angies List super service 2010, 2011 & 2012
BBB rated A+ and Complaint FREE
"BRAD" the boss - over 35 years exp Northwestern Univ graduate engineer - IEEE and ASME
We can design and replace garage door springs for nearly all applications simply call us at 847-329-8300
Common spring problems we can solve
What does it cost to replace garage door springs? For most 2 car metal residential garage doors it costs just under $200 to have us replace both garage door torsion springs with 20,000 cycle springs. This also applies for most wood garage doors under 325 pounds. Heavier wood garage doors and commercial or apartment house doors are more expensive and quoted on an individual basis.
My garage door stops less than one foot off the ground - what's wrong? Your garage door torsion spring may have broken (makes a loud bang like a shot gun) and the garage door is now too heavy to lift.
Where is my torsion spring? Torsions springs are located above the garage door when the door is closed. Springs have a metal tube (torsion bar) going through the middele of the spring(s). Two car garage door usually have 2 torsion springs while most one garage doors have a single torsion spring.
Broken torsion spring? Replace springs - we always suggest replacing garage door torsion springs in pairs for best performance
Garage Door too heavy? Garage door torsion spring needs to be tightened or replaced
Door won't stay open? Torsion spring need to be tightened or replaced
Door hard to close? Garage door torsion springs too strong or too short
Low headroom? May need rear torsion springs and/or double low headroom track We can install these springs with less than 8 inches of headroom including a garage door opener in most cases.
Garage door uneven? Possibly frayed cable, garage door needs to be releveled or a torsion spring conversion (if extension springs) may be required. The biggest source of doors being uneven is extension springs which pull front to back in the garage. Since both sides of the garage door are pulled separately it becomes hard to keep the door even as the pulley wear. A torsion spring conversion will solve this problem.
Springs don't last? Need high cycle torsion springs. Although the garage door industry standard is to provide 10,000 cycle springs we now suggest 20,000 or higher for most residential applications. Commercial applications may get 100,000 cycle springs.
Want to raise door for car lift? Ask us about highlift track conversion and torsion spring configuration for maximum inside clearance
Should I change the spring myself? We do not recommend that the average untrained individual change their garage door torsion springs themselves. This is not a DIY project. Call a professional who can measure and replace the broken torsion spring in a prompt and professional manner. Our service technicians change torsion springs every day. A safety check of the garage door and opener must be made after the adjustment or replacement of any spring.
Extension springs are UNSAFE We no longer stock or sell extension springs (except in very rare cases) - ASK about a torsion spring conversion. We can usually convert your exisiting garage door to a torsion spring system without replacing the track or garage door sections.
We are spring engineers. In fact we have developed equations to compute spring conversions from the fundamentals (not from outdated spring charts). Although we do not sell the software which we have developed we do provide spring conversions and corrections for our customers and other door companies as needed.
Please contact us for details by e-mail to service