Garage Door Springs: Repair or Replace?
Your garage door gets a lot of use. Usually twice a day, during the business week. But how do you assess when your springs need to be replaced ore repaired? There are a lot of different warning signs and all of them lead to new springs or repairing your current ones.
The most obvious reason to replace your springs is if they break. By that point, they’re beyond being fixed with a repair. However, the majority of spring issues can be repaired. If the springs on your garage door are squeaky or making unusual noises, that can probably be fixed with some WD-40 or oil. If the problem persists, the best option is to consult a professional who will discuss how to repair the springs. Likewise, if you run into trouble opening and closing your garage door, consult a professional who will advise you on repairing and re-configuring your springs.
However, if you do get to the point where your springs are beyond repair, fret not. Buying new springs and having them installed costs roughly $20 to $30 dollars, plus the labor cost charged by the person installing them. Luckily for you, that’s the last measure that needs to be taken. Repairing your springs should present no problem.