Garage door spring replacement requires the right tools. If you don’t have any tools, you can purchase them at your local hardware store or Lowe’s. First, you’ll need two winding bars. These must be at least 18 inches long. You’ll also need to cut them at a 90-degree angle. Torsion springs can be purchased from any hardware store or Lowe’s. You’ll also need safety glasses and safety goggles.
To replace the springs, start by measuring the springs. For a 7-foot-tall door, you’ll need to make seven and a half turns, while an 8-foot-tall door needs to have thirty-four turns. To measure the spring thickness, place the measuring hook between two coils. Then, divide the measurements by 20 and 40 to get the wire diameter.
The springs are secured by a cable drum that travels along the door. The cable drum is made of cast aluminum alloy, and is 4″ in diameter and 12.6 inches in circumference around its flat section. It also includes an end bearing plate. The cable wraps from the back of the drum and travels along the door and behind the roller stems.
Depending on the size of your garage, you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $500 for the spring replacement. The labor costs will be anywhere from $75 to $150. You may also want to consider the cost of a new cable as part of the process. This can cost an additional $75 to $100. The costs are lower if you’re able to replace the springs and cable at the same time.
To ensure that your garage door springs are in good condition, you should lubricate them regularly. This will help prevent them from rusting or drying out, both of which can cause them to wear out sooner. You can use silicone-based lubricant to lubricate them. If you don’t feel confident doing this yourself, you can have a technician do it for you.
When you’re ready to replace a garage door spring, it’s important to hire a qualified technician to complete the job safely. Only a licensed technician can replace a broken garage door spring safely, as they are equipped with the right tools and training. You might also be at risk of losing your warranty if you hire someone who isn’t properly trained.
In addition to replacing broken springs, you should also consider doing annual maintenance on your garage door. These routine maintenance checks will ensure that your garage door will work properly for years to come. If you’ve been avoiding garage door spring replacement, now is the time to get it done. A broken spring will result in an excessive amount of noise, crookedness, or corrosion.
It is important to know the right measurements of torsion springs to ensure the proper replacement. Often, garage door technicians struggle with the measurements and order incorrect springs, wasting money and time.