Garage Door Spring Repair & Replacement
Broken garage door springs are one of the most common issues with garage doors. We know how frustrating it is when your car is stuck in the garage and you need to be somewhere.
Why Do Garage Door Springs Break?
Garage door springs can break for a variety of reasons.
- Extreme heat or cold can stress the springs to the point of breaking
- Normal wear on older springs could cause them to break
- Rust buildup due to high moisture levels or lack of regular lubrication will shorten your spring’s lifespan
- If you don’t do regular maintenance, your door can become unbalanced and put strain on your springs
- If another component in your door is broken, your springs may be working harder than usual
- If the wrong springs were installed previously, they won’t last as long
No matter why your springs are acting up, do not attempt to repair or replace them yourself.
A garage door is the biggest moving object in the home. They’re both large and extremely heavy. Not only are they incredibly difficult to lift, but when components are installed incorrectly they can come crashing down with a massive deadly force. Replacing garage door springs is very dangerous and should be handled by a skilled professional for your safety.
Torsion Springs vs. Extension Springs
Torsion springs are located above the opening of your door with springs slid onto a bar.
Extension spring systems can be found alongside the opening of the door.
Our trucks are fully stocked and we’re equipped to handle any garage door spring issue.
Garage door springs are rated by an estimated number of cycles (1 cycle = your garage door going up AND down one time). We carry the industry’s best springs to ensure the highest cycle life and reliability.
How Much Does Garage Door Spring Repair Cost?
The most common question we get over the phone is, “Okay, so how much does it cost to replace garage door springs?” To give you an exact price quote, we would need to know the size of the door, weight, and type of garage door springs needed (torsion or extension).
Since we carry over 30 different types of springs to account for all the different types of garage doors, we recommend that a professionally trained technician takes the proper measurements before giving you an exact price quote.
Professional Garage Door Spring Replacement
We follow three industry best practices to make sure your new garage door springs function optimally:
Replacing Both Springs
When one spring breaks it’s safe to say the second spring’s life expectancy has just about expired. In order to save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, Precision will usually recommend replacing both garage door springs.
Using The Right Springs
Garage doors come in all weights and sizes, and each one requires a different spring. If you have the wrong spring, your door will never be properly balanced – this causes damage to your garage door system and puts unnecessary wear on your garage door opener. We make sure to install the right springs for your door’s weight and check our work by performing a balance test.
With every spring replacement, we make sure all the components of your garage door are in good working condition and meet safety standards. Since the hardware was probably installed at the same time as the springs, it’s possible there are worn mechanical parts on your door that are unsafe. We see spring failure as a symptom of a potentially larger problem, which is why we do a free safety inspection every time.
All of our trucks are fully stocked with a variety of spring sizes so we can repair your garage door in one visit!