A garage door that won’t open always feels like the biggest inconvenience. One of the most common reasons garage doors won’t open is a worn out or broken spring (or springs). Broken springs are normal and inevitable, after so much use the metal wears out and snaps. In this post, we’ll focus on garage door spring replacement cost.
The Type of Springs Affects the Cost of Replacement
There are two primary types of garage door spring systems:
- Torsion springs
- Extension Springs
Torsion springs↗ are located along the header of the garage door opening. Garage door systems with torsion springs have at least one spring. The total number of springs required to properly lift the garage door depends on the weight and height of the door as well as the size and strength of the spring(s).
Extension springs↗ are located on either side of the door above the overhead door tracks. Door systems with extension springs have at least two springs. Like with torsion springs, the total number required depends on multiple factors. It’s not uncommon to see extension spring systems with two springs on each side.
Springs are part of the door system not part of the automatic door opener. If you purchase a door opener do not expect springs to come with it.
Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost
Garage door springs can cost anywhere from $20-$80. Professional replacement can cost much more but you’ll know that installation is done right using the correct tools and parts.
The total cost to replace your garage door springs depends on the condition of the door, the type of door, the type of springs required, the brand used, and the company doing the replacement. According to The Spruce, the national average cost or professional garage spring replacement runs between $200 and $400.
You should feel comfortable asking for bids from multiple companies to get the best deal. Taking time to call multiple companies also gives you an opportunity to learn more about the company and its services.
If your springs need to be replaced, it’s a good idea to take the time to have a professional inspect the condition of the rest of the door system. Often worn springs will create more work for the garage door opener and it may also need to be replaced.
What to inspect:
- Door Opener
Replacing multiple damaged parts at once is more cost-effective than waiting for everything to break down individually.
Before You Decide to DIY Your Spring Replacement
The cost of springs is relatively affordable, so much so that homeowners would sometimes prefer to replace the springs on their own. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND REPLACING SPRINGS ON YOUR OWN. Garage springs hold a lot of tension and can be extremely dangerous, replacements should be performed by experienced professionals.
The cost of DIY is more than monetary. In addition to purchasing springs, you also need the right tools to complete the installation process. Professionals have the tools and should be skilled enough to replace the springs in an efficient manner saving you time, stress, and hopefully money.
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