Cost

The price of your repair depends on the size and type of your garage door (wood, steel, insulated). Common size doors are 8×7, 9×7, 16×7, and 18×7. In a lot of new homes, garage doors can be taller to accommodate SUVs.

What is the difference between torsion and extension springs?

Torsion springs

Torsion springs are on a shaft above the door. It’s always best to replace both springs on the door at the same time. If you only have one spring, you should consider having it changed to two. The problem with a one spring system is if it should break, the door can be damaged due to the dead weight.

Broken torsion spring

Broken torsion spring

Replaced torsion springs

Replaced torsion springs

Extension springs

Extension springs run along side the door. Always replace both springs so the tension will be equal on both sides. Over time, extension springs stretch and loose strength.

Broken Extension Spring

Broken extension spring

Broken extension spring and cable

Broken extension spring

Replaced Extension Spring

Replaced extension spring