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Question DetailsAsked on 11/10/2014

expected price fo garage door sring replacement

I have 2 linear springs per garage door, NOT torsion spring

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Sounds like you have a tilt-up door ?

The spring cost is typically a bit lower than for a torsion spring, and the labor time a bit less - though commonly both can be done for the minimum trip charge unless you put something in the garage that blocks the ability to slide out the torsion spring shaft. So, I would say your cost should be on the lower end of the cost range provided in the prior responses to garage door spring replacement cost questions, in the Garage Door link right under your question.

I have never seen a residential tilt-up door where replacing the spring was not a simple DIY job, assuming you have an adequate height ladder to get right up to it. In the slack or untensioned position, usually the end of the spring can just be pried out of the hole that holds the top of the spring with a large screwdriver or a tire iron, and new one put in same way. Some models have an adjusting bolt on each spring mounting bracket that you can turn to slack off the last bit of tension and to adjust the tension for opening - others just have a mounting track with multiple holes so you can adjust the tension by which hole the end of the spring goes in. When you go to garage door company to get replacement springs (unless you know door make and model and order online), take old spring with you to get a match, because there are several different lengths and strengths.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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