Garage Door Spring Replacement: How Much Does it Cost?

April 5, 2023

Garage door springs are an essential part of the way your garage door operates. They’re necessary to counterbalance the weight of the garage door, which makes it easier to lift and lower the door– either manually, or with an automatic garage door opener.

Making sure your garage door springs are properly adjusted and maintained is necessary to prolong the life of the garage door and reduce the risk of damage or injury.

If your garage door spring has broken or worn out, you may be wondering how much it will cost to replace while you try to plan out your monthly budget.

The cost of garage door spring replacement can vary, depending on a variety of factors– including the type of spring, the size of the door, and the location of your home.

We’re here to break down the details of the cost of a garage door spring replacement, letting you know how various factors will affect the cost.

It’s estimated that a garage door spring replacement will cost somewhere in the ballpark between $100-300. However, the following factors might affect your price.

Type of Spring

There are two main types of garage door springs: torsion and extension.

Torsion springs are mounted horizontally above the door and work by twisting and unwinding to lift and lower the door. When the door is closed, the torsion springs are tightly wound and store energy. When the door is opened, the springs unwind, releasing the stored energy to lift the door.

Extension springs are mounted on either side of the door and work by stretching and contracting to lift and lower the door. When the door is closed, the springs are fully extended and store energy. When the door is opened, the springs contract and release the stored energy, which helps to lift up the door.

Extension springs are generally less expensive than torsion springs, but they are also less durable, and more likely to break or snap.

Torsion springs are typically more expensive than extension springs to replace, because they require more labor and specialized equipment. The cost of a torsion spring replacement can range from $200-500 (but you should give us a call for a more detailed estimate!)

Size of the Garage Door

The size of your garage door can also impact the cost of spring replacement.

Larger doors require more material and labor to replace the springs, which can increase the cost. Obviously, the larger your door is, the larger the spring will be.

DIY vs. Professional Replacement

You might be tempted to replace your garage door spring yourself in an attempt to save money– but you should be aware that this can be a dangerous and complicated process. Garage door springs are under high tension, and can cause serious injury if mishandled.

We’d definitely recommend hiring a professional to handle your garage door spring replacement.

Thankfully, Direct Service Overhead is here when you need friendly, professional, fast service on your garage door, anywhere in Central or Northwest Arkansas. We make it simple– just schedule an appointment, and we’ll be there.

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