Replacing Your Garage Door’s Torsion Springs

Garage door torsion springs counterbalance the weight of the garage door and allow it to open and close easily. Torsion springs are vulnerable to wear and tear, and will eventually need to be replaced. While you may certainly purchase your own replacement torsion springs in Redmond, you should not attempt to replace the spring yourself. The springs are under enormous pressure and attempting to remove a worn spring can cause it to abruptly snap and become a dangerous projectile. About 30,000 people are rushed to the emergency room each year due to garage door related accidents.

Understanding a Redmond Torsion Spring’s Cycle Rating

All torsion springs come with a cycle rating. The garage door opening and closing equals one cycle, and the rating denotes the number of cycles the springs can undergo before it should be replaced. Most springs come with a cycle rating of 10,000, which lasts about five to nine years depending on how much you use your garage. Higher quality springs are available with ratings as high as 33,000.

Other Buying Tips

For superior quality garage door springs that won’t wear as fast, opt for torsion springs in Redmond that are powder coated. This provides an extra layer of protection that prevents the metal from getting rusty, which is a common cause of broken springs. Also, be sure that the springs are brand new. Some sellers recycle old and damaged springs by refurbishing them and selling them as new.

You should replace both springs, even if only one appears worn. Assuming that both springs are original, if one has broken then there’s a good chance that the other is near its breaking point. Replace them both to save time and money later.

As for the price, each spring should run anywhere between $100 and $200. There is also no such thing as a one-size-fits-all spring that is compatible for all garage doors. The door’s weight dictates the type of spring needed, and this needs to be determined by a professional.

Contact a Garage Door Repair Service in Redmond

Due to the safety risk, it’s worth reiterating again that torsion spring removal and replacement is not a DIY task. Contact National Door, a garage door repair company, instead of risking your skin. We also provide installation of individual parts as well as complete garage door replacement. For anything garage door related, whether you need replacement torsion springs, a routine inspection, or new garage door openers, call National Door at (425) 276-7550 today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Garage Door Spring Repair & Installation in Redmond