Replacing the torsion springs of the garage door is dangerous because the springs are under tension. If you do not use the right tools and do not follow safe procedures, you can lose hands, limbs and even life. You can also damage property. We want your business, but not at the cost of your well-being. Proper work performance is your responsibility. If you have doubts about the possibility of a safe spring replacement, we recommend employing a specialist to repair your garage door. Safety first! How to install new garage door springs?
How much should a spring replacement for a garage door cost?
The national average is from 200 to 300 USD for a professional who will come to your home and replace two springs. Internet sources suggest a higher price of over USD 700 and saving USD 500 or more by self-replacing springs. This is simply not true. To find the cost of spring replacement in your area, look for a reputable company through Yelp or the Better Busienss office. If clicking the BBB logo on your site does not transfer you to the BBB website, we recommend that you purchase springs from another company.
Assemble it yourself or not?
In the DIY world there is a common recommendation for repairing garage door springs: always leave it to professionals. This is good advice, but it’s not as difficult and fast as most sources say. The fact is that a useful homeowner, who is competent in tools and has a basic knowledge of mechanical systems, can replace any type of spring for garage doors. The procedures are fairly simple, but they require many steps to be carried out in the right order, just like professionals do. It is also important to get a replacement spring of the right size. If you think you can handle the task, check out the online tutorials of professionals from garage doors to see what is involved. Helpful videos explain how to measure old springs and order the right size of the replacement, as well as how to do the task from beginning to end.
DIYers are generally pulled away from working with torsion springs because the installed springs are always under tension. To safely remove the torsion spring, you need to control the tension by holding the spring with a solid metal winding rod, then loosen the spring from the rod and manually roll the spring using two winding rods. Spring is potentially dangerous until it is fully developed. In contrast, extension springs have little or no stress when the garage door is fully open.
Specialists can replace springs for garage doors in an hour or two. When hiring a professional, ask about the quality of the springs they will install. They can offer several types of springs to choose from, at different costs. High-end springs can be guaranteed for life, while it can be expected that economic springs will last maybe five years in normal use.