Garage Door Spring Repair Cost

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How Much Does Garage Door Spring Repair Cost?

Garage door springs hold the tension necessary to lift and lower heavy garage doors. Broken springs can prevent your garage door from opening, so it’s important to keep them in good shape.

Understanding the factors that impact garage door spring repair costs and knowing when replacement or repair is a more cost-effective option can help you make an informed decision about your home.

While it’s best to have a professional inspect your garage door before making any decision, we can help you learn what to expect when you need a garage door spring repair.

What Determines Garage Door Spring Repair Cost?

There isn’t one set price for spring repair since that requires an inspection by a professional. When you search for spring repair costs online, you’ll typically only find the prices for the parts themselves – not including labor or installation. At Precision, our spring repair costs include our 25-point safety inspection, balance test, and inspection report in addition to parts and labor.

Another factor that impacts spring repair cost is location. The price in Houston, Texas, for example, may be very different from the price in the Chicagoland area.

That being said, there are a few other factors that will reliably impact the price, including:

Spring Type

Different types of springs, including torsion and extension springs, may differ in price. Both the part itself and labor costs can vary depending on the complexity of your garage door system.

Spring Quality

High-quality springs may cost more initially, but they’ll save you repair costs in the long run. At Precision, we use weather-resistant, powder-coated springs to prevent corrosion and friction

Spring Size and Weight Capacity

Different garage doors require different types of springs. Larger garage doors with heavier weights may require springs with higher capacity, which can increase the repair costs.

Accessibility and Ease of Repair

The location and accessibility of the springs can impact the repair costs. Springs that are difficult to reach or require extensive disassembly can increase labor prices.

Garage Door Spring Replacement vs. Repair

Spring replacement is almost always the best option. Once springs stop working, there isn’t a reliable way to repair them.

Single spring replacements are also pretty rare. Usually, when one spring breaks, that means the other isn’t far behind.

We typically recommend replacement when:

  • The springs are approaching the end of their expected lifespan (usually 10,000-15,000 cycles for standard springs, or around 30,000 cycles for Precision springs).
  • The springs aren’t operating correctly, even with frequent repairs
  • The springs are discontinued and no longer available
  • One or both springs have snapped and are causing strain on the other components


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Generally, spring replacement is needed when your garage door’s safety or operation is compromised by a broken spring, or when the long-term cost of repairs is approaching (or exceeding) the cost of replacement.

Repair man fixing a garage door.

Can You Replace the Springs Yourself?

Garage door springs should only be handled by trained professionals. It may be tempting to try and cut labor costs with DIY repairs, but springs are one of the most dangerous garage door parts to work on. They hold a lot of tension, and it’s not worth risking your safety or damaging your property to try and fix them yourself.

Plus, it’s easy to install the wrong type of spring or misdiagnose the issue altogether without proper training.

Professional garage door spring repair services by Precision include a 25-point safety inspection, and our work is backed by an industry-leading warranty. We have the knowledge, experience, and specialized tools necessary to safely and correctly install a new spring.

It’s important that homeowners never attempt to fix broken springs themselves. Call a professional technician immediately if your garage door spring is not working correctly. 

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Precision has been providing trusted garage door services in the Chicagoland area for over 20 years.

We take pride in using only the most high-quality garage door parts and backing up our work with an industry-leading warranty.

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“Technician was professional, and courteous. Work was does quickly and technician cleaned up after work was performed. Will use Precision again in the future.” – Frank C.
“Very happy with our experience. The technician, Johnny Flores, was patient and explained everything before any work was done and when completed, took time with the directions for the new opener. Also left a clean space and made sure I was happy with everything.” – Mary F
“Excellent customer service all around. My cable cords got bunched up after I accidentally hit my garage door backing up (oops, thankfully no major damage) and I was able to call and have someone come out the same day. Johnny was excellent! I will definitely use them again for any garage needs in the future.” – Jori S.
“Precision was quick to get a technician out to fix my garage door. He came on time and fixed the broken spring on my garage quickly and efficiently. He provided me options, but was not pushy. The advice was given in a professional manner from a knowledgeable service man. I would recommend Precision Garage Door Service and will call them for any future needs.” – Kathy K.

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