How to Get Garage Door Spring Replaced

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Car garages can be compared to the horse stables of yesteryear. But the comparison ends right there, because the present day garages are automated, and they are fitted with contemporary security devices and door openers. Garage door springs make the opening and shutting of the doors easy. However, these springs need to be replaced from time to time due to the wear and tear borne by them continuously.

Garage door springs make it possible to lift the doors easy with the application of the spring torsion principle. These springs are fitted in pairs and they are fitted on both sides of the door on the top portion. Garage door springs are available in two types. The first spring is known as the torsion spring and the second one is the extension spring. The most commonly used springs are the torsion springs that has an average life-span of more than 10,000 cycles, which equates to around 7 years.

With time and continuous operation, the garage door spring gets stretched and at one time it wears out in front of the stress. When this happens, it is a standard practice to replace the pair together. If both are not replaced together, the second spring also has the chance of breaking down at one or the other time. The extension springs, the second type of garage door springs life the door using a stretching mechanism. They also have a life-span of around 6 to 7 years. The price of both types of spring is around $30 to $50. You can inquire the price as per the model of the garage door and the type of springs required for your door.

When considering replacement of the spring, there are two factors that play an important role in determining the cost. The first factor is the cost of the material and the second one is the cost of labor. There is lots of labor required for the replacement job, and it can even be dangerous because of the immense tension being placed on the springs. For this reason it is always a better option to allow only a professional to handle the replacement task.

The whole procedure of replacing the door spring can take around a couple of hours. And, the whole replacement project can cost around $150 to $250, including the spring cost, transportation fee and service fee. And, if you are charged more, you should question it. You should take care that sometimes the handymen require you to make some unnecessary replacements for other parts, leading to an increase in price. You should ensure that only the required replacement is done. It is important that you understand when the cost offered by a professional is unreasonable.


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Toby Gibbon has been providing helpful information regarding Garage Door Edison for many years. His expertise is the result of years of hands on experience in the garage door business. If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help he recommends giving Garage Door Repair Edison a call.

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This article was published on 2011/05/03