Garage Doors/Garage Door weight

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Outside of door  

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Here are some pics of my door. It's not steel and seems fairly light when moving the panels. Can you tell me the weight ? 4 panels. 18x7.

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Hi Dusten,

The foamcore 2 weighs 164#s. If you where my customer the cost to convert to standard torsion springs would be $275. If your door is 2004 or older than  you will need to convert to torquemaster 2, which means the entire shaft and winding apparatus will need to be changed. If you have a torque 2 than springs cost @ $165 and takes about 90 minutes to do.


Yours in doors,

mike  

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I will not answer questions about garage door openers 20 years old or older as they are unsafe, PURCHASE A NEW ONE. How many cell phones have you owned in 20 years? I have 40 years in the garage door industry and have seen almost everything. I sat on the Wayne/Dalton dealers board in 1986,1987,and 1988. I am on the IDEA board of directors (www.dooreducation.com) and am accredited by same. I will, to the best of my ability answer your questions on doors or openers. I will not deal with shinbuster type doors. Replace it if you have one! If your question is about stretch type springs, call an IDEA accredited dealer and have torsion springs installed.

Experience

I have been in the overhead door industry for 40 years. I have dealt with all major brands of garage doors and openers. I have been a member of the International Door Association for 25 years(www.doors.org). My speacialty is working with and understanding stretch and torsion springs. However, I will never recommened a customer to deal with a garage door spring.

Organizations
International Door Association, Door and Access Manufacturer's association, Institute of Door Education and Accreditation, American Legion

Education/Credentials
I have 2 years of collage , am on the IDEA board of directors, and if you didn't notice have been in the industry for 40 years!

Awards and Honors
I recieved the Train the Trainer certification from the Institute of Door Education and Accreditation in April 2001.

Past/Present Clients
Cal Ripken

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