garage door spring replacement cost

garage door spring replacement cost

Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

What You Should Do If Your Garage Door Spring Breaks Usually, when a garage door spring breaks the door has already closed or come down. In some instances, however, a spring can snap while the door is closing or in motion, causing the door to fall rapidly. In these situations, the door can become a safety concern for you and your family, so you should keep your distance and call a garage door professional as soon as possible. Garage doors are very heavy and can cause injury if not handled properly. When a garage door problem occurs, call a Sears Garage Door expert to help.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

How long do garage door springs last?The torsion springs are centrally located above the garage door and act as a counterbalance to the weight of the door itself. Essentially, the springs do all the heavy lifting. “Springs get a lot of wear and tear because they handle the weight of the door,” says Paul Cardone, owner of Garage Door Guru in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The type of spring you have depends on the type of door you have — the heavier the door, the more heavy duty the spring. They’re full of tension and made of metal, so after so many cycles, they just snap and break.” While replacing the garage door springs is a common repair, it’s not something that repeatedly happens to the same garage door. Springs typically last around 10 years.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

Usually, when a garage door spring breaks the door has already closed or come down. In some instances, however, a spring can snap while the door is closing or in motion, causing the door to fall rapidly. In these situations, the door can become a safety concern for you and your family, so you should keep your distance and call a garage door professional as soon as possible. Garage doors are very heavy and can cause injury if not handled properly. When a garage door problem occurs, call a Sears Garage Door expert to help.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

The torsion springs are centrally located above the garage door and act as a counterbalance to the weight of the door itself. Essentially, the springs do all the heavy lifting. “Springs get a lot of wear and tear because they handle the weight of the door,” says Paul Cardone, owner of Garage Door Guru in Charlotte, North Carolina. “The type of spring you have depends on the type of door you have — the heavier the door, the more heavy duty the spring. They’re full of tension and made of metal, so after so many cycles, they just snap and break.” While replacing the garage door springs is a common repair, it’s not something that repeatedly happens to the same garage door. Springs typically last around 10 years.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

The cost of professional replacement of garage door springs will vary depending on a number of factors including the condition of the rest of the garage, the type of springs required, where you are located, and what company does the job. That said the average cost of garage door spring replacement is ​​roughly $100 per spring. Keep in mind that while only one spring may have broken, springs are mounted in pairs; if one has broken the other may be close to doing so and should probably be replaced at the same time.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

If your garage door won’t open, don’t panic. There are a number of repairs that might fix the problem and you can avoid buying an entirely new garage door. There are two main parts to a garage door system: the garage door and the garage door opener, which controls the door’s movement. And most homeowners trust that both will work together harmoniously — until they don’t. Review this list of the most common garage door repairs and costs.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

However, the most obvious sign you need to replace your garage door spring is the weight of the door. When your spring is working correctly, you should be able to manually lift the garage door very easily. Likewise, when you open it, the garage door should not move and stay where you left it. If the garage door is very heavy or it closes as soon as you let go, then you need a new spring.
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Garage Door Spring Replacement Cost

Garage Door 20-point Maintenance and Safety Check When it comes to garage doors, functionality and safety are equally important in the eyes of Sears Garage Door technicians. Our associates know the importance of garage door safety and the hazards that a faulty garage door can pose for your family. To confirm that your garage door and opener operate safely, our technicians perform a 20-point safety check during maintenance calls and repair jobs. This safety check verifies that any repair work performed has been done correctly and that there are no lingering safety problems with your door and mechanisms. If our technician discovers any safety concerns, he’ll advise you on the best way to proceed with correcting the problem.
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Blogs and News Maintaining Your Garage Door & Garage Door Opener Many families today use their garage door as the main entry point to their home. Often times, we may forget, or take for granted, the 300 independently moving parts and pieced required to safely raise and lower our garage door. Failure of any of these parts could potentially damage your entire garage door or garage door opener. (more)
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Broken Garage Door Spring? Garage door springs can break for a variety of reasons. Extreme heat or cold, for instance, can stress the springs to the point of breaking, or it could be that normal wear on older springs could cause them to break. Whatever the situation, a broken spring can render your garage door inoperable. Your door will not be able to open or close when a spring is broken, and you should stand clear of your door until a professional can assess the situation and correct it.
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Disconnect the garage-door opener and lock one side of the door in its track. Then, set up the ladder to one side of the spring fitting (not in front of it) and insert a winding rod into the fitting and slowly apply pressure to the spring. With the winding rod taking the torsion load of the spring, loosen the set screw fasteners and turn the rod a quarter turn. Insert the second winding rod (now holding the tension) and then remove the first rod and back off another quarter turn. Repeat this procedure until the spring tension has been released. It will take awhile. If you have a second spring, move onto that spring.
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The following instructions for replacing garage door springs are for do-it-yourself homeowners and for maintenance repair men who service their smaller commercial or industrial sectional overhead doors. These directions are designed for torsion springs mounted to both sides of an anchor bracket above the middle of the garage door as pictured above. Instructions for replacing a single torsion spring, for replacing garage door extension springs, and for replacing Wayne Dalton Torquemaster springs are linked to our DIY Instructions page above. You’ll also find a link for any other garage door parts you may need while repairing your door.
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When it comes to garage doors, functionality and safety are equally important in the eyes of Sears Garage Door technicians. Our associates know the importance of garage door safety and the hazards that a faulty garage door can pose for your family. To confirm that your garage door and opener operate safely, our technicians perform a 20-point safety check during maintenance calls and repair jobs. This safety check verifies that any repair work performed has been done correctly and that there are no lingering safety problems with your door and mechanisms. If our technician discovers any safety concerns, he’ll advise you on the best way to proceed with correcting the problem.
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Wow, I just went through the same thing!! Like you, I ate the “service” call (50 bucks as well), but I thought, it was worth it to know a scam. As my garage door was a Wayne Dalton, I had to deal with numerous lies. Wayne Dalton’s just CAN’T be fixed, they don’t make them that way. You have to replace (swap) everything and it’ll cost an arm and a leg. Replacing the spring, PFF!! They’re just junk etc. Then the infamous, “Lifetime Warranty” spiel, our coils are unlike any other, we’re the ONLY ones who buy this genuine space age stuff that NO ONE has access to. Long story short, quote came it at 600 bucks. When I balked, they called their rep who was absurdly aggressive, wanting me to have the repair done immediately, even dropping the quote all of a sudden to 450!! WHAT?? The more I called, the more runaround and BS I got with others as well. Finally I reached someone, who’s still upcharging me a bit but it’s less than 350 and I’ll just deal with it. I called 4 of my “local” garage repairs, ALL went to a call center, what can you do about that. It just seems that’s most of them operate to cut costs. There may be very few legitimate brick and mortar garage repairs nowadays. I want to reiterate your thoughts about knowing as much as possible about your door as once the smell you don’t, they’ll try to scam you. After I found out what kind of garage door I had, I researched it. Amazing how the tune changes when you tell them all the specific’s and tell them, I could do it myself, but I don’t have the tools. As always, an educated consumer is much less likely to get taken. Great article!!

Published on Mar 3, 2017 | Under Garage | By michael ellis
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