Tag: Garage Door Springs

Common Terms
Common Garage Door Terms to Know For Dealer and Installers
At SSC we want to help you get familiar with some of the numerous industry specific terms and definitions that you as a dealer/installer will need to know in the field. This glossary of terms will be looking at the most common terms you would use on a daily basis.
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DASMA Color Codes for Garage Door Springs
When you look closely at garage door torsion or extension springs, you’ve likely noticed the colorful paint that is used to differentiate springs the overhead door industry. DASMA has created the industry standard for color-coding springs.
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Introduction to Counterbalance Assembly
The counterbalance assembly does the heavy lifting of any garage door. Without it, the garage door is dead weight. The main components of the counterbalance assembly are the springs, drums, cables and cones, shaft, center and end bearing plates.
Stocking Springs
3 Garage Door Spring Stocking Methods - Advantages & Disadvantages
Looking for help on how to manage your inventory and stock? In this guide we look at 3 different ways to stock garage door springs while addressing the advantages and disadvantages of each.
How to cust and cone a torsion spring
How to Cut and Cone a Torsion Spring
In this how-to guide from SSC Solutions Education, we look at how to cut and cone a torsion spring. You might be wondering why you need to know this if the torsion spring comes from the manufacturer completed with everything installed? You may run into times when you need to alter the new spring from what you have in stock.
Installing a LiftMaster 8500W Operator
How to Install LiftMaster 8500W Jackshaft Opener
In this guide, we will be going through the steps for installing a LiftMaster model 8500W jackshaft opener on a residential 2-car sectional garage door. We are confident that this guide will help you be a better installer and provide better service and value to your customer.
Converting a door from Extension Spring to Torsion Springs
Converting A Door From Extension To Torsion
In this how-to guide, we will be going through the proper steps to convert a garage door from an extension spring to torsion spring setup. We are confident that this guide will help you be a better installer and, in turn, help you provide better service and value to your customer.
How to repair an unbalanced extension spring
Quick Guide: How to repair an unbalanced extension spring
This quick guide is brought to you by Solution Education, our free, online education series offered to all our customers. In this guide we will cover the safest way to repair an unbalanced extension spring due to a broken or unbalanced cable. We hope this guide helps you be a better installer and provides exceptional service to your customers.
Quick guides to repair unbalanced torsion springs
Quick Guide: How to Repair Unbalanced Torsion Springs
In this article we will cover the safest way to repair an unbalanced torsion spring due to a broken or unbalanced cable. We hope that this guide will help you be a better installer and provide exceptional service to your customers.
How to measure and order torsion springs at SSC
How to Measure and Order Torsion Springs
The torsion spring is an integral part of today’s garage door. It is a simple piece of mechanical hardware that uses a counterbalance assembly. Learn how to determine the spring wind, length, and inside diameter.