Replacing a garage door spring can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! I wrote this article to help you understand the cost of replacing garage door springs so you can make an informed decision.
Are you one of these people?
1. You have broken springs, and you are curious about pricing when it comes to getting your springs repaired
2. You want to make sure you replace your springs before they break, and you want to know how much it costs, and your different options
3. You want to know if you should get a new garage door or get a garage door spring repair
4. You are curious about garage door springs and want to learn!
If you are, this article is for you. We’ll discuss all the factors that play into the overall replacement cost and answer any questions you may have. Keep reading to find out more!
Replacing a garage door spring isn’t something you do every day. But when it’s time, it’s important to know the cost. Torsion springs are the most common type used in modern garages, and they can range in price depending on size and weight. So, what’s the spring replacement cost?
The cost of replacing torsion springs depends on a few factors. The size of the spring, the wire’s thickness, and the wire’s inside diameter. All of those factor into the main point of garage door springs — Spring Cycles
Cost for a standard 10,000-cycle springs -> $450 – $650
Cost for high 30,000-cycle springs -> $850 – $1050
However, this isn’t an exact figure since many other things can affect the total cost. For example, if your garage door has been customized or needs special installation tools, your costs could be higher than normal. Understanding these factors will help you get an accurate estimate for your repair job.
When replacing a garage door spring, several factors will influence the cost. Some of those factors include:
Finally, the company you choose for your spring replacement could also affect cost. Doing your research is key, as some garage door companies do different things than others. When working with TC Garage Door, we inspect all your rollers, hinges, bearings, and cables. We fill out a sheet given to you afterward so you know the condition of your garage door. We also tighten and lubricate all the moving parts of your garage door. Other companies might not include this, making them cheaper.
What is a garage door spring cycle? A single garage door spring cycle is the garage door going up and down one time.
When purchasing new garage door springs, you should have at least two options (some companies may have more). These two options include the standard cycle springs and high cycle springs. You will have to decide for yourself which type of springs you want.
Standard Cycle Springs – 10,000 Spring Cycles. This is the industry standard when you are purchasing garage door springs. If you don’t know which type of springs you bought, you most likely were buying 10,000 cycle springs. Usually, these springs last approximately 3-5 years, but there is never a guarantee due to improper use of a garage door, cheaply made torsion springs or even the wrong springs for your garage door. Standard cycle springs are always going to be the cheaper springs.
High Cycle Springs – 30,000+ Spring Cycles. This is what the industry considered high cycle springs. This lets you get much more out of your garage door springs. When you purchase high-cycle springs, the upfront cost is usually nearly double the price of standard springs, but you are getting much more value. You are paying double the price to get 3x as many spring cycles as regular springs, and you can even get springs with higher cycles! Our company has installed commercial grade springs with 100,000 Cycles on garage doors as well.
Garage door size plays an important role in the cost of replacing a garage door spring. The bigger the garage door, the more likely you’ll need longer, heavier springs to handle the garage doors weight. So depending on what type of garage door you have, heavy or large, you can expect to pay more for your spring replacement.
The most common garage door sizes are
When it comes to replacing garage door springs, one factor that can significantly affect the overall cost is the number of springs needing replacement. Most garage doors have one or two springs, but some heavier doors may require three or four. The more springs your garage door has, the more expensive the repair will be.
The reason having more springs makes it more expensive is the first reason, four springs cost double the material cost of two springs. The second reason is the labor cost that goes into replacing four springs. Garage doors with four springs usually have a coupler, or a connection in between the two middle springs, that connect two different shafts. Not only do you have to replace all four springs, but you also have to ensure that both shafts are lined up perfectly so that your garage door works properly.
Once you’ve selected the correct spring type for your system, it’s important to consider if any additional repairs or replacements need to be done. This might include garage door cable replacement needing to be replaced or minor repairs to the existing fixtures and track. there also could be more major repairs such as replacing the entire torsion tube due to it being bent, or maybe you tried to open the garage door with a garage door opener and bent the top panel. These extra costs can quickly add up, so assessing what needs to be done before beginning the job is best. Some repairs we have had to do while replacing springs include:
It’s also important to consider whether you should replace just the springs or the entire garage door . While replacing the springs may seem easier in some cases, certain advantages come with replacing your whole garage door as well. We’ll look at these in more detail in our next section.
Now that you know the cost of getting a garage door spring replacement, and some of the additional costs that can come with it. Most of the time replacing just the springs can often be less expensive, but it also could be great time to get yourself a brand new garage door. Replacing the entire garage door when the springs are broken can save you from having to buy springs, then decide you want a new garage door for your home later, or have to wait till the something else happens to the garage door before getting a new one.
When considering which option is best for you, it’s important to consider both cost and convenience. If you’re on a budget, garage door spring replacement might be your best option, but if you’d like to make sure your garage door lasts longer, a full garage door replacement could be worth investing in. Another factor to consider is if any additional perks that come with either of these options. For example, some companies offer warranties with their new garage doors that provide additional peace of mind against future issues.
No matter which decision you choose to make, having an experienced professional handle the installation is essential for ensuring your safety and satisfaction with your new garage door. A reputable garage door repair company can help guide you through the process and ensure that everything goes smoothly. With their expertise, they’ll get your new door up and running quickly so you can get back to not having to worry about your garage door again!
Replacing your garage door spring is an important decision if you want to keep your home safe and reliable. Think carefully about all the factors that go into this process before making any decisions. With careful consideration and proper planning, you’ll surely find the best option for you!
Rule of thumb – If your garage door is more than 15+ years old, or the repairs are going to cost 25% of a new garage door, we recommend replacing the garage door.
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