As professionals in the industry, we advise you do not attempt to open your garage door if the spring is broken. Extension springs on either side of the door, along the rails, help counterbalance the weight of the door as it is raised or lowered. Torsion springs across the top of the door help do the heavy lifting.
Considering this, how much does it cost to fix a broken spring on a garage door?
Replacing garage door springs costs between $200 and $300 for a professional to complete the job. This includes the cost of the spring, which ranges from $40 to $100 for a torsion spring and $5 to $30 for an extension spring.
What causes spring to break on garage door?
When rust forms on the garage door springs it can cause the springs to easily break and the life cycle of them to be shortened. Rust causes friction on the coil and weakens it as well.
Is it dangerous to replace garage door spring?
Dangers and Risks A garage door with a broken torsion spring can fall rapidly and cause injury or death. However, the most common danger comes when your torsion springs break and you decide to undertake the repair/replace them yourself. Failure to do so may leave you with injuries and/or damage to your property.
Can you repair a broken garage door spring?
A broken garage door spring is something that should be repaired immediately. While the garage door itself may last decades, the springs do not. Replacing garage door springs is one of the most common garage door repairs homeowners will face.