Garage Door High Lift & Vertical Lift Inquiry - Temporarily Suspended

Custom garage door high lift conversion kit
Custom garage door high-lift kits put space between the top of the vertical track and the bottom of the horizontal track.
Please note: If you have already raised your garage door tracks, or if you raised the tracks and your door doesn't work properly, please contact us. Filling out the inquiry form will not be necessary as we process these with different software.

The following form will walk you through the measurements and other information that is needed in order for us to quote a high lift conversion kit for your garage door. High lift kits increase the vertical rise of the garage door so that the door reaches the horizontal track closer to the ceiling than with a standard lift garage door. This form will follow the first two sections of our High Lift Garage Door Conversion tutorial.

Custom High-Lift Kit Includes:
  • New torsion spring or springs (longer life options usually available)
  • High-lift angle and bracket pairs
  • Pair of custom-length cables
  • High-lift cable drum pair
  • Angle extension piece
  • All of the necessary fasteners
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: The kits do not include the track extensions nor assembly unless you special-order them as an option on the third page ahead where we ask if you want to reuse your horizontal track. Typically, entire new track is not required, but if you are interested in replacing your entire vertical or horizontal tracks, you can browse the parts on our tracks page. Please specify special requirements in the comment section.
The purpose of high lift garage doors in residential settings is typically to allow a lift to be installed in the garage door that raises one car high enough off of the ground to allow for a second car to be parked under the first. Installation of high lift kits should only be performed by experienced do-it-yourselfers as it is a long process that is very dangerous.

Under most circumstances, you will be quoted prices for your custom high lift kit before submitting this form. If a spring pair cannot be immediately found or if your kit requires special calculations, the price of your kit will not be given as we will contact you shortly regarding the cost of your kit after performing further calculations.

If your ceiling height allows for more than 54 inches of high lift, you will have the option to convert over to commercial hardware for your high lift kit. If your ceiling height is at least twice your door height, you will have the opportunity to receive a quote for a vertical lift conversion kit.

We can also quote roof-line high-lift kits through this form, but if you want your door to open at more than 45 degrees from parallel to the garage floor, please contact us as your kit will need to be calculated manually.

Customers often have a number of questions when they consider a high lift conversion. Before filling out the inquiry below, we suggest you read our blog on High Lift Kit FAQs.

IMPORTANT: Many of our high lift kit quotes and shipments are being delayed for several weeks because of incomplete information, including guesses at door weights and failures to follow measurements related to the tracks, floor and ceiling. Inquiries are also being delayed because of innacurate spring measurements, especially when customers enter their spring lengths. Please let us know if your spring length is the wound or unwound length, and we will adjust the door weight as needed. If you have questions about some of the information required, please contact us before filling out the inquiry. This will accelerate processing from inquiry to shipping of your high lift conversion kit. Please bear in mind that once we have all the information, processing your order will normally require three to five days.

NOTE: The kit does not include tracks nor assembly unless you select them on the third page ahead. Most of our customers cut off the inside portions of their horizontal tracks to use for their vertical track extensions.

Due to the unprecedented popularity of the high lift kits, and the difficulty of finding people to accurately process the kit applications, this inquiry form has been temporarily suspended until further notice.

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YES, WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Due to the Coronavirus with the Delta and Omicron varations, we have changed our local order pickup policy at our West Chicago location. To pick up an order you will need to order first. The quickest way to do this is through our online shopping cart. There you can select the local pickup option. Or, you can call 630-293-1337 for assistance and to place your order. When ready, we will call you and your parts will be available for pickup in the front entrance on the north side of the building. Longer items will be picked up on the south side loading dock. Please do not arrive until you have been notified that your order is ready.

COVID / DELTA / OMICRON VARIANT UPDATE! NO MASK, NO SERVICE! When picking up parts please wear a mask. If you don't bring one we'll gladly provide one. Please honor the six foot social distancing rule to protect yourself and our employees. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all navigate this challenge together. More information is available on our blog titled DDM Adjusts to the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

DELAYS AND INFLATION: COVID has interrupted global supply distribution chains resulting in unprecedented delays on incoming door and dock industry products. The result is limited availability of many products, two to three month delays on incoming shipments, and an inflationary rate of over 100% on most of our products, and 200-300% on many of our core products such as springs and cones.

SHIPPING CHANGES: Shipping times are currently not guaranteed, even on next day and second day shipments. Normal transit times do not apply. Shipping prices on items over 10 feet long have tripled in many cases.

SPRING WIRE AND CONE SHORTAGES: We currntly have a good inventory of 2" ID springs and cones. However, due to cone and wire shortages, we currently do not have cones for the residential 1 3/4" and 2 1/4" ID springs. For these sizes many customers are reusing their existing cones. If you need the larger inside diameter springs for commercial doors, there will be a one to two month delay on your order. If you are willing to wait two months for your springs, please note that in the comment section of your order. We deeply regret the hardships this will create for many of our customers.

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