Don’t Replace Your Garage Door Spring Call a Professional

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Ah, the trusty garage door. It shelters your precious car, doubles as a storage haven for forgotten stuff, and even grants epic driveway basketball moments. When your once-gleaming door starts groaning like a haunted swing set, the culprit is likely a broken spring. That’s where the big question arises: DIY or call the pros?

Let’s unpack the toolbox and look at common questions you may have.

Common Homeowner Questions

How much does it cost to replace a garage door spring? 

On average, professional garage door spring replacement costs between $200 and $500. This might seem like a hefty sum, but that cost gets you a trained expert, other preventative maintenance, and peace of mind safety.

Can I replace a garage door spring myself?

Replacing a single extension spring yourself might be possible, but it requires specific tools, knowledge, and carries significant safety risks. Torsion springs are absolutely not a DIY job. 

Torsion springs store immense tension and attempting to replace them yourself can be extremely dangerous, leading to serious injuries. Leave this to trained professionals equipped with the proper safety gear and knowledge.

When should I call a professional for my garage door?

    • Broken or snapped springs: If the spring is damaged or broken call a professional to come out and make the repair as well as inspect what may have caused the spring to fail.

    • Uneven lifting: This indicates potential issues with tracks, rollers, or even broken springs, all of which can worsen and lead to door collapse if not addressed by a professional.

    • Grinding noises: These often signify worn-out parts, misaligned tracks, or opener problems. Ignoring them can cause further damage and costly repairs down the line.

    • Rusty tracks: Rust isn’t just unsightly; it weakens the entire system and increases the risk of breakdowns and premature door failure. Let a professional assess and address the issue before it gets worse.

Why Choose a Professional?

    • Expert Touch: Trained technicians ensure proper spring selection and installation for optimal safety and performance. They’re not just swapping parts; they’re safeguarding your home.

    • Beyond the Spring: They don’t stop there. A full inspection of your entire garage door system uncovers potential problems before they become bigger (and costlier) headaches.

    • Preventative Maintenance: Lubrication, adjustments, and minor repairs are often included, extending the life of your garage door, and saving you money down the line.

    • Peace of Mind: Professional work comes with warranties and guarantees, giving you the confidence that your investment is protected.

Bonus Tip: Before calling a professional, troubleshoot the problem. A squeaky spring might just need lubrication, not replacement. If the noise persists or the door seems off, don’t hesitate to bring in the pro.

By choosing a trained professional for your garage door spring replacement, you’re investing in safety, efficiency, and ultimately, peace of mind. Let the experts handle the heavy lifting, while you kick back and enjoy a garage door that operates like a dream.SSC is a garage door spring manufacturer and parts supplier trusted by professionals for their quality and reliability to provide them with the necessary parts to repair your garage door. Please reach out to your local garage door professionals for repair needs. SSC does not sell directly to the homeowner.

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Safety Disclaimer: In order to see all procedures completely, there may be safety measures that are not taken by our actors. Be sure to follow any and all proper safety requirements and refer to your manufacturer’s installation manual for details. Your health and safety is the #1 concern. Failure to understand/follow the recommendations in the course could result in property damage, personal injury or death. While all efforts are made to provide accurate information and guidance, it is impossible to predict all door circumstances. Accordingly, the user agrees that the user of this video; products and information contained herein are at your own risk. In no event shall Service Spring be liable for any property damage, personal injury/death, or any other loss or damage that may result from your use of the information and products provided on this video. All information contained within this site is provided “as-is” without warranty expressed or implied. User assumes all responsibility/risk for use of information and products purchased. If you have any doubts about your ability to perform the work safely, we recommend you contact another door professional to complete your repair.

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