Garage Door Spring Repair Service

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A well-functioning garage door is essential for the safety and convenience of your home. One of the most critical components of a garage door system is the spring, which ensures smooth opening and closing. At Tomys Garage Door, we specialize in garage door spring repair services, addressing issues promptly and professionally. This guide covers everything you need to know about garage door spring repair, including types of springs, common problems, and maintenance tips.

Detailed Overview of Garage Door Spring Repair (Cost Estimation)

Type of IssueSymptomsSolutionRepair Cost
Broken SpringsDoor won’t open, crashes down, heavy to liftReplace the broken spring$120 – $350
Imbalanced SpringsDoor difficult to operate, crooked movementSpring tune-up and adjustment$40 – $80
Stretched SpringsDoor won’t stay open, slow movementReplace the stretched spring$120 – $350
Broken CablesUneven door, falls if cables are brokenReplace the broken cables$85 – $185
Maintenance RequiredNoisy operationLubricate and adjust springs$40 – $80

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Types of Garage Door Springs

Garage doors typically use one of two types of springs: torsion springs or extension springs. Each type has unique characteristics and repair requirements.

Torsion Springs

Torsion springs are mounted horizontally above the garage door opening. They twist and coil on a shaft when the door is operated, providing the necessary tension to lift the door. Torsion springs are known for their durability, lasting between 10,000 to 20,000 cycles (approximately 8 to 15 years).

Extension Springs

Extension springs are located on either side of the door, parallel to the horizontal tracks. These springs extend and contract to open and close the door. While less expensive, they generally have a shorter lifespan of 7 to 12 years or 5,000 to 15,000 cycles​.

Common Garage Door Spring Problems

Garage door springs are under constant tension, making them susceptible to wear and tear. Here are some common issues homeowners may encounter:

Broken Springs

  • Symptoms: Door won’t open, door crashes down, heavy to lift manually, loud bang when operating.
  • Solution: Replace the broken spring.
  • Repair Cost: $120 to $350.

Imbalanced Springs

  • Symptoms: Door is difficult to operate, crooked door movement.
  • Solution: Spring tune-up and adjustment.
  • Repair Cost: $40 to $80.

Stretched Springs

  • Symptoms: Door won’t stay open, slow movement.
  • Solution: Replace the stretched spring.
  • Repair Cost: $120 to $350.

Broken Cables

  • Symptoms: Uneven door, door falls if cables are broken.
  • Solution: Replace the broken cables.
  • Repair Cost: $85 to $185​.

Maintenance Required

  • Symptoms: Noisy operation.
  • Solution: Lubricate and adjust springs.
  • Repair Cost: $40 to $80.

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Detailed Repair Process

Diagnosing the Problem

Our technicians start by identifying the type of spring and the exact issue. Torsion springs show a gap when broken, while extension springs lose hooks​.

Safety Precautions

Before starting any repair, we secure the door with clamps to prevent accidental movement. This step is crucial for both torsion and extension spring repairs.

Replacing Torsion Springs

  1. Measure and Order: We measure the existing spring to ensure a perfect match.
  2. Release Tension: The old spring’s tension is carefully released.
  3. Install New Spring: We install the new spring and adjust the tension to balance the door​.

Replacing Extension Springs

  1. Support Door: The door is raised and supported with a ladder.
  2. Remove Old Spring: The old spring and safety cable are carefully removed.
  3. Install New Spring: The new spring is installed, and the cable is reconnected and adjusted.

Garage Door Types and Brands

At Tomys Garage Door, we service all types of garage doors and brands, including:

  • Types: Sectional, tilt-up, roll-up, and single-panel doors.
  • Brands: Wayne Dalton, LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Genie, and Craftsman​.

Maintenance Tips

Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your garage door springs. Here are some tips:

  • Annual Inspection: Schedule yearly inspections to check for wear and tear.
  • Lubrication: Apply lubricant to the springs and other moving parts every six months.
  • Balance Test: Periodically test the door balance to ensure springs are working correctly.


Garage door spring repair is a critical service that ensures the safety and functionality of your garage door. At Tomys Garage Door, we offer expert repair services to address any spring issues promptly and efficiently. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can prevent costly damage and prolong the life of your garage door system.

For more information or to schedule a repair, visit our services page or book online. Trust Tomys Garage Door for all your garage door needs.

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