Your garage door weighs hundreds of pounds — but is as easy to lift as a feather. Or at least it should be. If your garage door suddenly becomes too difficult to lift, chances are you’ve got a broken spring. And while we often advocate DIY garage door repair for simple fixes, this is not the case for garage door springs. These springs are under an incredible amount of tension and can cause serious bodily injury if they should snap. This is always a job best left to a professional. They have the tools and the experience to repair your springs safely and correctly.
The torsion spring is the long cylindrical spring that runs across the front wall of your garage and is attached to the metal shaft at the top of the garage door. If it’s broken, you’ll find it in 2 separate pieces.
Garage Door Repair Cost for Broken Springs
It’s not a job I’d recommend to anybody who’s not a professional. While doing it yourself might save you some money, there’s some serious risk to body parts involved in this job, not to mention it’s a complete pain in the neck. In terms of this garage door repair cost, you can have a professional do the job for anywhere from $125 to $225, depending on if you need one or both springs replaced.
Call Sac’s Garage Door Repair anytime of the day or night, 7 days a week. We’d be happy to help. We offer local garage door service to the Citrus Heights and greater Sacramento area. All of our work is 100% guaranteed.
Other Typical Costs for Garage Door Repair
Prices can vary, but a general inspection and annual maintenance call will run between $150 to $350. This usually includes a manual inspection of the door and opener. Your service technician will make spring tension, chain/belt tension, and cable tightening. He or she may oil down components of your door like rollers, chains, and hinges.
Fixing a broken garage door track can run about $130 to $150, or even several hundred dollars, depending on the damage to your track and door. The escalating cost issue is why we always encourage people to stop using their door as soon as it comes off track. A simple, minor repair can become several hundred in damage if you continue to use it and further damage the door.
Spring Replacements can cost around $300. It’s a very labor intensive job that can take several hours to complete, which is why it can cost so much.
Cables and chains likewise don’t cost much when it comes to garage door parts, but the installation takes a while. You can spend between $150 to $200 for labor.
It will cost you about $100 to replace a circuit board and reprogram a remote.
If you aren’t confident performing any repair, especially major repairs, you probably should call a professional garage door service. You’ll save yourself a lot of hassle and you’ll avoid damaging the door. And not only that, but you can go back to watching the game.
Qualified Garage Door Repair for the Sacramento Area
It’s difficult these days to find a qualified garage door service that is truly committed to the local area. These days, all it takes is a website and a phone number to call yourself a garage door repair shop. Your call might not even be answered by someone in this country. But with Sac’s, your call is answered by someone local and qualified. We hire only certified garage door professionals. All of our work is certified and guaranteed. We view our clients as family, as neighbors. We serve the local community with affordable and skilled garage door repair.