Most people use a garage as an entrance to a home because it’s a convenient way to enter a house after parking a vehicle in the garage. A door has plenty of complex moving parts but among them, garage door spring are very important to open and close the door. The spring is the #1 source for garage door failure because it does break down eventually & leaves the garage door inoperable. So, when you notice a spring is broken down; it’s time to replace the damaged parts as soon as possible to make it in functional mode again.
In this post, we discuss the cost for repairing and replacing the garage door springs along with the cost to hire garage door experts to replace or repair a door spring.
The cost of repairing a spring is more affordable than installing the new springs. The average cost for repairing a spring is around $180-$200 depending on your garage door type. When an installer disassembles the door brackets to repair the springs; the rate would be from $100 to $350.
The general garage door repairs including balancing the springs, lubrication & installing safety cables to avoid major consequences when a spring breaks. A homeowner can easily lubricate the springs and the cost of a lubricant is nominal around $5-$6. The cost of safety cable installation ranges from $140 to $200.
Repairing is not the solution every time; sometimes, it isn’t possible to get it repaired & make it functional. In such cases, the only option remaining is a replacement. The same scenario applies to door springs. The cost to replace garage door springs ranges in between $180 to $350 for an expert to do the job satisfactorily. The cost includes the torsion and extension springs’ cost ($10 to $100), labor cost (in between $40 to $70) depending on region and a company.
The price for replacing may vary based on the types of door. For example, a cost to replace the tilt-up garage door springs costs ranges from $140 to $200 while the roll-up garage door spring replacement cost is in between $200 to $250.
The common reasons for broken springs are routine wear & tear, rust on the springs, lack of maintenance, etc. If you are not maintaining your garage door springs; you will be at big risk in the future. So, avoid the ignorance and inspect the garage door once in 3-6 months to find out the problems if any.
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Please Note: Do not try to repair or replace the garage door springs; a simple mistake can cause you life-threatening damage, you can’t even imagine. Find a nearby garage door contractor and let him do spring replacement and repairing job.