Garage Door Spring Replacement Commercial and Residential
What garage door springs do?
All garage doors use springs to counter balance the weight of a garage door. There are many different garage door spring systems, but all of them serve the same purpose. Different garage doors will have different weight, that can vary from 100Lbs to 1000Lbs. For a normal human do be able to open the door with no effort, all systems use springs. Most common is the, torsion spring system for both, residential and commercial doors.
How do I know, when my garage door spring is broken?
Most springs, when break, will produce a loud sound. In most cases springs will break when door is completely closed, because this is when the springs are under the highest tension. Opening the door will be almost impossible due to the excessive weight. Garage door opener will lift the door a little bit and stop a couple of inches of the ground. It will take a couple of people to lift the door up. Garage door opener will be able to pull light metal doors or single car doors up, but you will be clearly able to hear the difference in openers operation. Keep and using your garage door with a broken spring is dangerous and can cause bigger damage to the door and/or the garage door opener.
Garage door spring replacement. Torsion springs.
Garage door torsion springs are the most common spring systems and used in most Commercial and residential doors. Torsion spring system is the safest of them all. Springs are mounted on a torsion tube and when they break, all broken pieces remain on that torsion tube.
Pricing. Like we mentioned above there are many different door types, weights and systems. High lift, low headroom, 12-15-18 radius rails, doors. 1-2-3-4 springs. Each door will require a different spring coil diameter, different length. All standard springs should have a lifetime expectancy of minimum 10.000 cycles. We use high quality oil tempered springs for our 10-15k cycles, and galvanized springs for 20-30k cycles. Price starts from $50 per spring + labor.
Torque-Master Spring replacement
Some years ago, Wayne Dalton Came up with the TorqueMaster torsion spring system. But some years later this type of system was discontinued. Wayne Dalton continues manufacturing the springs, but most of their Suppliers do not stock those springs, Spring cost will vary from $160-$200 per spring depending on the door model. Ordering times are long and can take up to two weeks. So, in most cases we recommend converting the TorqueMaster spring system to a standard torsion spring system. We carry al all times all needed parts to do the conversion, new springs, torsion tube, end bearing and center plates, new cables and cable drums. Total conversion cost ranges from $340-$440 in all cases conversion is cheaper and can be completed faster then TorqueMaster spring replacement.
One Piece Garage door spring replacement.
One-piece doors in most cases will have Holmes hardware. Depending on size and weight of the door powered by 2 or 4 springs. All new Holmes springs have safety mechanism that prevents damages to the surrounding areas in case of spring breakage. Cost of spring replacement starts from $140.
Canopy Door Spring Replacement
Canopy doors are very similar to the one-piece doors. The only difference is that canopy doors have a vertical track and the top portion of the door slides on that tack. The spring hardware lifts the bottom part of the door. Hardware is usually powered by only one large spring on each side of the door. All springs for this type of door system are custom ordered. And price starts at $200 per spring.
Extension springs replacement.
There is a very small amount of garage doors with extension springs left out there. Most doors switched to the standard torsion spring system, mainly because the extension spring system is very unsafe. Even with some attempts to secure it. And it also very hard to balance the springs because they are not connected one with the other.