How to Replace Garage Door Springs
Garage door torsion spring replacement can solve nearly any problem with a garage door.
In this guide, we will show you how to replace your garage door spring and save you a good deal of money in the process.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Average Time: 9 minutes
- DIY Savings: $326 average savings
- Step #1 How To Measure Garage Door Springs
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Step #2 - Replace The Garage Door Springs
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We strongly encourage you use the guide on this page and visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
How to Fix A Broken Garage Door Spring
Step 1: Measure Your Current Torsion Spring(s)
Find your spring measurements by following the step-by-step instructions on this page:
In order to replace your garage door spring(s), you will need to find the current measurements in order to accurately replace the spring(s). This should take about 3 minutes and you don't need to remove the springs or loosen the tension to measure them. Our springs are made to be a bit flexible, so you don't have to get it to an exact measurement.
If you have a 1-spring system, you can choose to upgrade to a 2-spring system. The 2-spring system will make your springs last longer since it balances the weight on two instead of just one spring. It is not required but recommended. To convert to 2-springs, you will first need to find the measurements of your one spring and then use the form on our website to convert to a 2-spring system or just contact us. We will take care of you 24/7 via our online support.
*If you have extension springs or a Wayne Dalton TorqueMaster® system, you will need to contact us to get help converting to a torsion spring system. We do not sell anything other than torsion springs. Extension springs and Torquemaster are outdated and expensive. We can help you convert to the torsion spring system.
To convert to a 2-spring system after finding your one-spring measurements, please fill out this form by clicking here:
Step 2: Order What You Need from Garage Door Nation
We are the leading supplier in the USA of these DIY bundle kits and make our springs in America - supporting veterans and American jobs. We offer you the same wholesale prices we sell to the experts and all of our parts are superior in quality to China made competitors or knock-offs found on sites like Amazon. Do not risk your garage door with inferior parts. Our springs win awards for a reason.
The bundle kit is the best value since it includes 2-springs and what you need to replace your current ones. Even if you want to stick with a 1-spring system, you can keep the other as a spare. Place your order here:
If you are able to, it is highly recommended to change out your rollers. These are the best in the market and can last decades:
For longer lasting springs, you might consider adding a spring upgrade (makes the springs last longer by using our new UltraLast™ material):
Step 3: eceive Your Parts and Fix Your Door
Shipping takes 3-5 business days depending on your location. We custom make every order since there are over 1 million variations of SIZES. Some customers receive their order in as little as 2 days. We ship from Ohio or California, whichever is closest to you.
Once you receive your order, you can use our free online tutorials to help you. As of 2017, almost 99% of our customers experience ZERO issues when fixing their own garage door.
This video is our most popular and is a 20-minute tutorial on changing out your springs. Feel free to watch it before and after you order from us:
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