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Question DetailsAsked on 5/30/2016

Where can a person buy a spring for a single garage door that is over 50 years old?

Where is a person able to buy a coral spring for single garage door?

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I presume you mean a COIL spring, not a CORAL spring. Garage Door companies sell (and install) them, and Amazon and online stores as well. Note they come in a lot of different diameters, lengths, and tensions depending on size and weight of the door, so it is not a one-size fits all situation. Typically the newer ones are color-coded on the end with a dot of paint to show the spring factor, so you match color plus length and diameter.

Bear in mind generally (especially with the typical overhead rollup door type where the springs coil around the axle above the door) they should be replaced in pairs if yours has more than one spring, otherwise you have mismatched tension in the system which can make the door open hard.

For the overhead coil spring type, they are also highly tensioned and having one break or losing the grip on the bar when winding them up can cause serious injury - so I would not recommend a homeowner DIY that type of replacement. Extension springs (the ones along the sides of tilt-up doors) are not a highly tensioned and are generally pretty easy to replace when the door it fully open.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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