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Have a Busted Garage Door Spring? Replace Both!

09/30/2016

Remove Rust From SpringsGarage door springs typically come in pairs of two and can be found above the door. Springs are rated to last a certain length of time before they inevitably fail. When one spring goes, chances are, the other one will break soon after.

Some homeowners try to save money by replacing only the broken one, but this can lead to more costs down the road. If the second spring breaks in the following months, you’ll have to pay the fee for another service call in addition to a replacement spring.

Similar to when the headlights on your car burnout, it’s best to replace both of them together.

With that being said, there may be situations where you can get away with replacing just a single spring. If your second spring is not near the end of its rated lifespan (typically 10,000 or more cycles) and there are no visible signs of rust or damage, then it’s probably fine to leave it as is.

If you’re unsure, we recommend discussing this with the technician at time of visit. A reputable garage door repair company should provide an honest assessment on whether replacing the second spring is beneficial or not.

Estimating a New Garage Door Cost for Your Home

If you’re looking to purchase a new garage door, you may be wondering what cost is involved with the installation. The price of a new garage door can vary considerably based on the type of panel you want and where you live.  For example, a simple one-panel aluminum door could be as low as a few hundred dollars here in Folsom. On the other hand, a fully insulated steel panel could reach $1,000. You may also need to replace your garage door opener, springs, and other parts which could further increase the cost. We’re happy to stay within your budget constraints, so give us a call and we’ll help you determine the right kind of door for your wallet.

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