TorqueMaster® torsion garage door springs combine clean lines, high-end performance and a commitment to safety. The largest moving part in your home, your garage door goes up and down more than 1,000 times a year putting stress on each component as it moves. The torsion springs that make lifting hundreds of pounds of door panels easy are the critical element in the process.
Garage door springs are wound extremely tight so they respond with little effort. Wayne-Dalton encases its TorqueMaster springs inside a protective shield to not only enhance their looks but to keep them cleaner of free of debris – years of experience prove clean, well-maintained springs work better and last longer.
Exclusive TorqueMaster Counterbalance System
The TorqueMaster counterbalance system is only available on an exclusive selection of Wayne-Dalton garage doors. The sophisticated system is unique in several ways:
- Torsion springs on both single and double doors are encased in a protective metal tube
- Springs housed in the tube are longer and smaller in diameter than conventional springs
- Wire cables used in addition to the springs are also smaller in diameter
- Because wire is smaller, cable drums are smaller and take up less space – ideal for installation where low ceilings are an issue
- The system’s torsion door springs are contained in one piece for faster installation than conventional configurations
- The system includes and anti-drop safety device – contained springs are safer, preventing injury from accidental release of tension – if a spring breaks while the door is up, the anti-drop keeps the door from falling
Available only on a limited number of doors in the Wayne-Dalton line of garage doors, in Janesville the high-tech system is available on a specific selection of residential garage doors, including:
- Carriage House steel garage doors, models 9700 and 9405
- Classic Steel garage doors, models 9100/9600 and 8000/8100/8200
- Designer Fiberglass garage doors, models 9800 (up to 8-foot height)
Garage Door Springs Require Care
Under extreme tension with power enough to easily lift hundreds of pounds, a garage door’s torsion springs are dangerous. Every year untrained, unsuspecting homeowners are seriously injured trying to repair or replace one of these high-tension springs. Don’t take chances, leave all maintenance, replacement and repairs to a professional with proper tools and training.
The technologically advanced system includes safety features others do not, but there’s no substitute for caution. Always consider these basic safety rules:
- Never put your fingers between door sections when the door is moving
- Know how to use the operator emergency release for your garage door opener and be sure you and family members can reach it
- At least once a month do a quick safety check of the door’s springs, cables, rollers and pulleys looking for wear or damage
TIP FROM A PRO — No matter what you read or hear, never attempt to remove or repair these parts or anything attached to them. If one spring breaks replace both springs at the same time. They were installed at the same time so when one goes, the other is likely to break soon too. Replacing both at once saves time and money.
Routine inspections and regular maintenance will prolong the life of your garage door’s springs but they don’t last forever. The lifespan of the torsion springs is based upon the number of times the door goes up and down. A typical spring will last 10,000 to 15,000 up and down cycles.
Depend Upon Professionals
The trained professionals at Country Door Systems provide timely service for all garage doors and accessories. Call them and take advantage of the area’s widest selection of garage doors and in-stock supplies.
Call Country Door Systems at 608-752-9537 for garage door choices, electronic door openers and accessories. Look to us for professional assistance with all your garage door spring concerns and Wayne-Dalton TorqueMaster installations in Janesville and throughout Southern Wisconsin.