How Much Does A Garage Door Spring Cost?

May 30, 2024

Whether you have just built a new garage and need a door, or your old garage door spring is worn out, putting in a new spring can improve the overall functionality of your garage door. A new garage door spring cost as little as $10.

However, you need a professional to install it. So, it can cost $150-$350, including the replacement and service charges. This cost can even stretch to $500 depending on the service provider.

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Factors That Affect the Garage Door Spring Cost

Replacing a garage door spring typically costs between $150 and $350. The total can go up if you need to replace the cables too, which might bring the cost to between $175 and $450. The cost can depend on things like the size and number of garage doors you have, as well as labor costs in your area.

  • Extension Springs:
    Extension springs are long and thin and help open the garage door easily by becoming tight when you close the door. They can be risky if they break, so they have safety cables to keep them in place. The spring itself costs between $15 and $45. You might pay between $50 and $100 for each extension spring, including the cost of labor.
  • Torsion Springs:
    Torsion springs twist and stretch to open and close the garage door. They’re under a lot of pressure, making them tricky to replace. The springs themselves cost between $30 and $100 each. Expect to pay between $75 and $150 to replace each torsion spring, including labor.
  • Labor Costs:
    Labor fees for replacing a garage door spring usually range between $110 and $150. Most repair companies send at least two technicians for safety, and the job typically takes about an hour or two.

Difference Between Extension and Torsion Garage Door Spring

When you’re looking for a new garage door spring, you’ll come across two types: extension springs and torsion springs. Torsion springs cost 200% to 300% more than extension springs. Torsion springs are placed above your garage door, running parallel to it. They twist to close the door and untwist to open it. They’re the safest and longest-lasting type.

Extension springs, on the other hand, are positioned between your garage door and the rear track hanger, right in the middle. These springs stretch to open the door and shrink to close it. Although they’re cheaper, you’ll have to replace them more often, and if they break, they’re not as safe.

How Long Should a Garage Door Spring Last?

It all depends on what kind of spring you have. Extension springs usually last between seven and 12 years, while torsion springs are tougher and last longer, typically between 8 and 15 years. If springs are installed incorrectly, they might wear out quickly. So, it’s better to hire a professional to replace them and make them last longer.

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Final Word

Since a garage door spring costs as cheap as $10, it can be tempting to buy one and replace yourself. However, attempting garage door spring repair or replacement imposes a serious threat to your safety.

You can call our garage door experts at Garage Door Service Master. We have more than 10 years of experience delivering top-notch garage services, including custom doors, repairs, replacements, and openers. Call us at (832) 391-8827 to book an appointment.