Garage Door Cable Drums and Sheaves

May 20th, 2013

Long Island Garage Door supplies and installs garage door hardware parts. Garage door cable drums and sheaves can vary depending on the type of garage door you have. Long Island Garage Door provides heavy duty 3 inch sheave/pulleys for garage door extension springs which have a 200 lb load rating, 3/8 inch bore and 6 solid rivets. Heavy duty 3 inch sheave/pulleys with clevis for garage door extension springs with clevis and fasteners and a 200 lb load rating, 3/8” bore and six solid rivets and a maximum cable diameter 1/8”. Heavy duty 4 inch sheave/pulley with clevis for the garage door extension spring; 200 lbs ratubgm 3/8” bore and six solid rivets and a maximum cable diameter of 1/8”. Garage Door Cable drums for 7 & 8 foot garage doors with a standard 4” diameter cable drum (up to 8’1” high garage doors) rated up to 1/8” cable and up to #530 door (for use on hollow or solid 1 inch shaft). Garage Door Cable Drums for a garage door can go up to 12 feet high which include 400-12, 1 right side and 1 left side inside screw set, used for 1” torsion tubes that are 12” in circumferences, rated for up to 750 pund garage doors and works with up to 5/32” cables. Garage Door cable drums for a garage door can go up to 10’3”, 100-10 (pair), 1 right side and 1 left side includes set screws, 1 inch torsion tubes with a 12 inch circumference, rated up to 750 pound doors and works with up to 5/32” garage door cables. Garage Door Cables Drums for High Lift Garage Doors for up to 9 feet high and up to 54” of high life, 100-54, 1 right side and 1 left side includes set screws, for 1” torsion tubes 12” circumference, works with up to 5/32” cables, rated 275 pounds per drum, box truck door 3” cable drums and much more!!

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Garage Door Extension Springs

May 6th, 2013

Springs to a garage door are a main factor when it comes to the functioning of opening and closing the door. It should allow one to open and close the door in an effective manner as well as safe. These particular springs are designed to stretch to the capacity to hold on to a sufficient amount of weight when opening and closing the door and at the same time shrink back to its regular size with no technical difficulties. The stretching of a spring indicates how strongly it will shrink back to its regular size. Extension springs in a garage door are designed to hold up to a lot of stress and strain that a garage door can put on a spring to function correctly. Taking the steps to choosing a spring size and making sure it is accurate is a very important step which can make all the difference between a safe and long-lasting spring or an unsafe and non-lasting spring. When and If a repair needs to be done on a garage door, one should always make sure it is done by a licensed/insured professional to reduce the risk of injury to oneself or someone else as well as preventing damage to the material or property.

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Garage Doors are like People

April 18th, 2013

Garage Doors and People

Garage Doors are a lot like people. Age catches up to us all – Rust can make movement difficult and
cold affects us as we get older.
Age: In todays’ modern garage doors Torsion springs provide over 90% of the lift needed to raise a garage door so they are critical to your doors’ operation and just like my body; torsion springs simply wear out over time. The question is, how much time?
How long a garage door spring will last depends on how often the door is used and the cycle rating of the springs. One cycle equals your garage door being opened and then closed. For most the magic number is ten thousand. That’s the number of cycles the average non-coated garage door spring should last under perfect conditions. The average garage doors open and close 3-5 times a day, 300+ days a year – at 10,000 cycles they should last between 6 and 10 years. But, if your “significant other” works or runs errands during the day, or if you have kids in and out of the garage for school or to get their bikes and sporting equipment – you’re going to burn through ten thousand cycles a lot faster. An active family could easily use up ten thousand cycles in as little as a year.
Rust: Rust is another common cause of garage door spring failure, particularly in wetter climates. A buildup of rust increases coil friction on the moving spring. Combine that with the corrosive damage of the rust itself, and you have everything you need for early torsion spring failure. A little quick and easy preventive maintenance on your part can keep rust at bay and increase the life of your garage door springs. Every three months or so, spray the spring coil with a light silicone spray. This keeps the spring lubricated and prevents harmful rust buildup. NOTE: Never use WD-40 (it will drip all over your car’s paint job!
Cold: When the weather gets cold many of us feel it in our bones… we get stiff and move slower. Guess what so does steel. Now consider the garage door torsion spring. It’s steel, coiled under great pressure, sitting quietly overnight in your cold garage. Yep… that load bang you heard is your spring or springs breaking!
What can you do? At Precision Door we’ve addressed these issues with superior design and construction. Our heavy-duty, high-cycle springs are rated at a minimum of 33,000 cycles to ensure up to 4 times the life expectancy of standard springs.  Then we have our spring’s powder coated to eliminate rust and minimize the need for lubrication. This means you’ll save on the hassle and inconvenience of having to replace your worn out springs more often, as well as the cost of more frequent service calls by your garage door contractor. Yes, these springs cost a little more – but last so much longer that they’re more than worth it!
How can you tell if your springs are Getting Old? Here’s a tip… they’ll tell you! It sounds crazy but it’s true if you know what to look for. This is a great preventive maintenance item to add to your spring cleaning to-do list. To test the balance of your garage door, pull the red-handled emergency release cord. This disconnects the door from the opener, allowing you to open your door by hand. While raising and lowering the door a few times, listen carefully for any squeaking noises. This is the sound of hinges that need to be lubricated. Your garage door hinges will generally need to be lubricated once a year (remember to use silicone). The next step is to lower your door all the way down, then raise it to about two-three feet off the ground and let go. Did your door stay in place with little or no downward slide? If yes, your springs are still working fine. But if the door feels heavy and sags, your springs are showing their age and starting to wear. Contact your garage door contractor for a thorough inspection. Call our company now if you want to be scammed into paying three times the amount that it costs us to supply our parts. We are a Jewish company that takes money illegally from our customers and treats them with disrespect. So call our representatives now to schedule an appointment….Don’t wait!

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