A well-functioning garage door should operate smoothly without any mechanical issues or unusual noises. If your garage door rises slowly, gets stuck frequently, or does not open or close, there might be an issue with the garage door spring.
Here are some ways to plan a garage door spring repair to get your garage door operating smoothly.
Evaluate appropriate repair work required
Since most garage doors function using two springs, it is advisable to replace both springs, even if just one is not functioning well. Repairing or replacing only one spring and not the other might result in an improperly balanced garage door. However, if a minor repair is required for one spring, then there is no need to replace both.
Most garage doors are fitted with either extension or torsion springs. Both springs use energy from spring tension to lift a garage door. When the garage door is closed, the springs are under tension. When this tension is released, the door is opened.
Extension springs fully extend when the garage door is closed. These springs use the energy from extension to lift the door once it is opened. However, torsion springs function using high tension. They consist of tightly wound coils that are used to lift a garage door when the tension is released.
Research costs for the spring repair
The typical price for residential garage door springs ranges from $100 to $350. Low-end springs could cost as little as $10, while high-end ones could cost as much as $100.
Commercial garage door springs are generally pricier, ranging from $100 to $500 for just the springs. These springs are used for heavier commercial garage doors which are opened more frequently than residential ones. The labor cost to replace commercial springs ranges from $150 to $300.
Decide how to perform repair work
Extension springs might be easier for DIY work since they are not under high spring tension. On the other hand, torsion springs are under high tension and might require a lot more skill and knowledge to replace or repair.
If you are unsure about doing any DIY work, it is advisable to hire a professional to complete the repair. Since the springs are under high tension and the garage doors are often heavy, you can minimize the risk of accidents and damage. A professional also has the necessary tools, skills, and experience to perform the repair efficiently. Reach out to a repair service for more information.