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How to Install the Safe-T-Winder™

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 at 4:31 pm by Philip Kendall

In this tutorial, Dan explains how to install the new DDM Safe-T-Winder™. The Safe-T-Winder™ is a new type of winder that winds standard torsion springs without the use of winding bars, by turning the end of the shaft. A power drill is all you need.…

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The Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022 at 4:14 pm by Philip Kendall

The DDM Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™ uses a drill to wind garage door torsion springs. Now you can wind torsion springs safely without winding bars!

The Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder
Our Torsion Spring Safe-T-Winder™ easily winds springs on doors weighing up to 1500 pounds.

Historically, winding torsion springs has been one of the most dangerous aspects of garage door maintenance.…

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Supply Chain Issues Have Not Ended

Monday, July 31st, 2023 at 2:06 pm by Philip Kendall

For most of the world, the global pandemic has become a thing of the recent past. However, the supply chain issues resulting from the pandemic continue to impact a variety of industries, including ours. This is partly because of residual effects from the pandemic.…

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New, Long-Lasting Torsion Springs

Friday, July 28th, 2023 at 3:44 pm by Philip Kendall

DDM has a new product line: long-lasting torsion springs. These springs outlast every other torsion spring on the market by at least 50%.


Generally, increasing the cycle life of a torsion spring requires increasing the wire size. Increasing the wire size while maintaining a constant lift requires increasing the length.…

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Garage Door Rollers

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 12:17 pm by Philip Kendall

Garage door rollers are the small wheels that run along the metal tracks on the sides of your garage door. They guide the door travel in the tracks to help the door open and close smoothly and quietly. In this blog post, we will outline the different types of garage door rollers and how to maintain them so that they continue to run smoothly.…

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Wayne Dalton Garage Door Repair

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 11:56 am by Philip Kendall

Wayne Dalton garage doors use a unique spring counterbalance system called TorqueMaster. They designed this system with safety in mind, making it easier for DIYers to install, adjust, and replace their own springs. In this blog post, we will help you find the resources you need to repair your Wayne Dalton garage door.…

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LiftMaster Garage Door Openers

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 11:50 am by Philip Kendall

LiftMaster is a division of the Chamberlain Group. Their products include residential garage door openers, commercial door operators, and gate entry systems. LiftMaster has a history of producing high-quality products. We sell residential LiftMaster openers, commercial LiftMaster operators, and gate operators, as well as a variety of LiftMaster parts and accessories.…

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Garage Door Pulleys

Saturday, June 17th, 2023 at 11:11 am by Philip Kendall

Garage door pulleys are part of the counterbalance system for extension spring doors. Most doors have four pulleys, or two on each side. There are two stationary pulleys, and a pulley attached to one end of each extension spring. Garage door pulleys are not the same as cable drums, which perform a similar function on garage door torsion spring assemblies.…

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Updates to the High Lift Inquiry Form

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 12:28 pm by Philip Kendall

We’ve recently updated our automated High Lift Inquiry Form. Now it is easier than ever to get a quote for the cost of your custom high lift kit.

Changes to the High Lift Inquiry Form

We now show the total high lift conversion cost in the “Prices” section at the end of the form, including the cost of an opener and remote controller.…

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The DDM Garage Doors Blog is now Open for Comments

Thursday, May 25th, 2023 at 11:50 am by Philip Kendall

We are excited to announce that the DDM Garage Doors blog is now open for comments. You can share your thoughts, questions and feedback with us and other readers by leaving a comment at the end of each post. We would like to hear from you and help answer any questions you might have.…

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What Type of Garage Door Seal do I Need?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023 at 3:42 pm by Philip Kendall

Garage door seals (also known as garage door weatherstripping) are essential for keeping your garage clean, dry, and comfortable. Garage door seals act like a gasket for your garage door. They prevent rain, snow, dust, insects, and rodents from entering your garage through the gaps around the door.…

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How to Best Use the DDM Garage Doors™ Parts Page

Monday, May 15th, 2023 at 2:31 pm by Philip Kendall

Are you looking for garage door parts but don’t know where to start? DDM Garage Doors is a garage door parts retailer based in the Chicago area, although we serve customers worldwide. Our mission is to help our customers find, order, and safely install garage door parts.…

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Unmatched Support. The Right Part. Verified Quality. DIY with Confidence!

Huge inventory of torsion springs for same or next day shipping! Here you will find all you need in the most common sizes of 1 3/4," 2," 2 1/4," and 2 5/8" inside diameter springs. Larger 3 3/4" and 6" inside diameter commercial and industrial springs may require a day or two to ship. You'll also find TorqueMaster Springs, Extension Springs, Self-Storage door springs, steel rolling door springs and springs for one piece single panel doors.

Shelves packed with every part you need to fix your doors.

Please note. Shipping times and costs have changed. Normal transit times are currently not guaranteed, even on next day and second day shipments. Shipping prices on items over eight feet have more than tripled.