Your garage door springs are critical components of your garage door — they are what provide the lifting power to make the door go up and down with ease. Keeping them in great repair is critical for the functioning and longevity of your garage door. If the springs start to go, the door can become unbalanced, which can cause severe damage to both the tracks and the garage door itself.
Garage Door Spring Repair: How Much Do Springs Cost?
The average cost to repair a garage door spring is between $100 to $200, while the average cost to replace a spring is about $20 to $30 in garage door parts plus $180 in labor. And considering that each spring only has so many life-cycles in it, and the fact that repairing a spring costs nearly as much as it does to outright replace the spring, getting a new spring just makes the most economic sense.
Here are some signs your springs might need replaced:
- They squeak excessively, even after being oiled.
- The springs are rusty or brittle.
- You have a hard time opening or closing your door, and it just seems out of balance.
- Your springs outright break, usually a loud pop followed by a flaying of metal.
Should You Repair the Springs Yourself?
We know what you’re thinking: There’s a little voice in the back of your head that says for $20 to $30 in parts, you could replace your springs yourself if you do your own labor. After all, how hard could this repair be? But when you’re estimating garage door spring replacement cost, don’t forget to weigh in the cost of an emergency room bill, easily $300 even if you have great insurance.
The fact is the springs on your garage door are not a DIY repair. Replacing your garage door springs yourself is extremely dangerous. These springs are under incredible tension, essentially storing all the energy needed to make lifting a several pound door feel like a piece of cake.
If the spring should suddenly snap, it can cause serious bodily injury, even death. A professional has both the training and the proper tools to do the job safely and effectively.
Have an Emergency? Call Us! We Offer 24/7 Garage Door Repair
Typically, you’ll hear a suddenly loud “pop!” sound — like a firecracker going off in your garage. If you’re lucky, nobody was around it and the spring didn’t do damage to your vehicles or other property. The springs on your garage door can cause serious damage when they snap. Either way, you suddenly have a garage door that won’t open. Don’t worry! Give us a call. We feature 24/7 emergency garage door repair service, even in the middle of the night, even on Christmas or New Years. Garage door problems rarely happen at convenient times. But we’re always right there, ready to spring into action so to speak. Let’s get your door repaired, functional and secure. Your family’s safety is so important it’s our first priority!