How Much Does It Cost To Replace Garage Door Springs?
Garage Door Springs Installation
Cost To Fix Broken Garage Door Springs
Many factors add to the cost to replace garage door springs, but on average between the service charge and price of the parts, it will cost between $150 to $350.
One of the most common garage door repairs is that of the garage door springs. Garage doors contain two types of springs; torsion and extension. Torsion springs are responsible for lifting the heavy garage door and therefore are under a constant amount of stress. Torsion springs can last for as many as 15,000 cycles, but for safety reasons, it is essential to have them routinely checked and replaced if they are worn or too damaged. Extension springs are responsible for counterbalancing the weight of the garage door so it can raise and lower properly. For safety reasons, extension springs should be combined with safety cables in case the extension springs break the cables will keep the garage door from falling.
Garage door springs store mechanical energy to allow the garage door to open and close safely and properly. Because of this stored mechanical energy, if a garage door spring breaks, it can cause property damage as well as injury. To keep your garage door opening correctly and your family safe you should call a garage door expert to inspect the garage door springs at the first sign they may be compromised. Listed below are some signs that garage door springs need to be replaced:
- Garage Door Closes Too Quickly
- Garage Door is Heavy
- Garage Door Jerks When it is Opening and Closing
- Garage Door Only Opens a Few Inches
- Loose Garage Door Cables
- The Garage Door is at an Angle
- There Are Visible Gaps in the Torsion Springs
Replace Overhead Door Springs
While it may be tempting to try and repair or change your garage door springs yourself, it can be extremely hazardous, and it is recommended that you call a professional to do this type of garage door repair. Listed below is the approximate amount if will cost to have your garage door springs replaced:
- Torsion Springs- Depending on the size needed torsion springs can cost anywhere from $40 to $100 each. Torsion springs can only be special ordered from a garage door company.
- Extension Springs- Extension springs cost from $5 to $30 depending on the size needed. Extension springs can be purchased from most hardware stores.
If your garage door uses both torsion springs and extension springs experts recommend replacing both springs. Since both springs work approximately the same number of times so if one spring shows signs of damage or is failing, then the other springs may not be far behind, so it is best to change them all at the same time. Not only can you rest assured that the garage door springs are new and safe, but you can also save yourself the added expense of having the garage door repair company come out for a second time resulting in another service fee or charge.
If you suspect your garage door springs may need to be replaced, you should call the experts at San Antonio Overhead Pros and inquire about their free onsite estimate.
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