Springs have a cycle life meaning each time the door goes up and comes back down, that's one cycle. Springs range anywhere from five thousand to thirty thousand cycles.
Be careful about companies that offer a two-year warranty and then companies that provide a lifetime warranty; typically, you're talking about cycle life, but I will tell you there are a lot of companies out there that offer a lifetime warranty, and then they charge you a crazy amount of money for the labor to get the door working.
Spring repair is our specialty. we offer the highest cycle life springs in the market. It doesn't matter what brand or model door you have; we carry the replacement springs on all of our trucks.
Spring replacement is by far our most common service. If you have a garage door with two springs and only one is broke, we need to replace them both. We have tried to replace just the broken one, only to have to come back a few short months later and do the other one, go figure!.
Garage door spring replacement costs about $225 to $300. It's difficult to tell you an exact price without inspecting the door and getting more info about it. But it's just an average price for the work. We have many satisfied customers who have been extremely happy with the service and the quality of the springs we sell. So if you need to replace a spring, call us at (925) 309-6117, and we'll take care of the rest.
Replacing a garage door spring is not that much an issue. But it would be best if you did it with great care and under the supervision of an expert. If you're interested in repairing it, you need to know how the spring works and how to buy a suitable replacement. The device consists of two side torsion springs, a center cable, and a pulley. First, discover the failure cause and fix it. The spring usually breaks due to age or from the overloaded weight. Next, you need to determine the size of the new spring. The repair process is as easy as removing the old one and installing the new one. An additional hardware kit will make the job even easier. If you need any advice, call me at (925) 309-6117 and ask for Larry.
Yes, you have to replace both springs. The springs on your garage door are similar to the springs on a car. Both are torsion springs: the type of spring with a lot of bend and twist. If you replace just one of them, the new spring will bind because the other will do more work for the same amount of tension, resulting in a weak spring. If you replace just one, you'll find out the hard way when it breaks. If you replace both of them, you'll get a better product that lasts longer and look better.
The average garage door spring failure is after ten years of use. However, a couple of things can happen to make them last longer than the average. There are two basic types of garage door springs; extension and torsion. The following is how long each type lasts. Type of Spring Average age A Extension Spring (new) 8 years A Extension Spring (used) 12 years B Torsion Spring (new) 6 years B Torsion Spring (used) 10 years Torsion springs show signs of fatigue after three years. Also, other factors determine how long the spring will last, like how many times a day you open and close your garage door.