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Old 05-20-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default High lift door conversion in Houston Tx

Actually Pearland-

Im looking for someone who can install a high lift door kit on my door. Has anyone oin this area had one of these done? if so who would you recommend and what was a ballpark cost?

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Old 05-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Are you talking about an overhead garage type door? A roll-up type? I might know someone.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:06 PM   #3
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yes it is a residential two car garage door, plain uninsulated steel (for now)
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:11 PM   #4
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I'm guessing you need to cut the opening bigger, and put in a taller door?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #5
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no i just need one of these installed to move the door closer to the ceiling when its open
http://ddmgaragedoors.com/parts/high...-kit-quote.php
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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I'd be happy to help you out, Trip charge will be a bitch tho Good luck!
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:25 PM   #7
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i could throw in some good Texas bbq and homebrew in exchange for the trip charge....
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #8
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Yum..Very tempting, haven't had any GOOD Texas BBQ in a long time!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:44 AM   #9
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I priced it in Cincinnati through overhead door company, there's probably one in Houston and would guess they are very familiar with the conversion and can do it reasonably. The guy I talked to in Cinci knew what I was talking about immediately and had a price estimate for me in a few minutes on the phone, with a side lift motor. It was a $450 for the high lift, about $1000 with the side live motor, parts and labor.
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:05 AM   #10
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I just had a new house built in The Woodlands with a high lift door. One of the rails has Stewart Door written on it. Googling them, they are on West Little York and look like a supplier, not an installer. They might be able to direct you to someone that can install one, though.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:20 AM   #11
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Probably stating the obvious... but this is one of those things...

Ask for references - specific to high lift conversions. Sadly a lot of installers really have no clue - repaired one today with 8' of extra cable; the supplier had techs out there weekly for months, swapped springs a couple times as balance was way out, couldnt figure out why cables kept throwing "user error" and a bill was sent each time... I should have gotten pictures - no level used (they measured off framing to set headplates; 2x4s never have a crown after all) so spacing was a major issue, door got forced right as it lifted... headshaft was an inch out of level (measured down off ceiling - that must be level...)

there are techs who know how to do highlift conversions, and installers with no clue...Make sure you get a tech who knows how to do it correctly.
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