Garage Spring Replacement Guide (UPDATED 2016)

Difficulty: EASY

Average time to finish all steps: 9 minutes

Average $$$ savings compared to hiring a local service: $326 we save you on average

Garage spring replacement can solve nearly any problem with a garage door. 

Replacing your own spring requires you to be safe and cautious, but there is no reason to pay a local service company $500-750 for a job you can do in less than 1 hour for ~$100.

We are here to help, but strongly encourage you use the guide below and visit our help section and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

If you can't find the answers or still need help, we are here 24/7 via online support. You can follow this link to contact us or email us directly at


Step 1: Measure Your Current 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). 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 balance 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.


*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 (the most reliable method for lifting a garage door tens of thousands of times).


To convert to a 2-spring system after finding your one-spring measurements, please fill out this form:


Step 2: Order What You Need from Garage Door Nation

We are the leading supplier in the USA (sorry, we do not yet ship anywhere else). We offer you the exact same prices we sell to the experts and all of our parts are superior in quality to China made competitors. Do not risk your garage door with inferior parts.

The bundle kit is the best value, since it includes the 2nd spring for free. Even if you want to stick with a 1-spring system, you can keep the other as a spare.

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: Receive 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 springs and it would be impossible to keep every one in stock. Some customers receive their order in as little as two days.

Once you receive your order, you can use the online tutorials to help you. Since we only sell parts and are limited by legal liability, you will need to rely on the online resources. With that being said 99% of 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:



Recent Testimonials from Garage Door Nation customers:

"Thank you. Right parts and followed instructional video job completed in <40 minutes. Your company made it easy. Here I thought I would need hire someone when my torsion spring broke you proved me wrong."

- Alan M.


"I just wanted you guys to know that I received my torsion spring and completed the install. The actual installation took less that 30 minutes!

I told several people that I planned on installing a garage door torsion spring after mine broke. ALL of them told me that it was too dangerous and a few feared for my life! Honestly it was one of the simplest home repairs I have ever done. That is thanks in large part to your very helpful installation video. Your videos on measuring springs etc. were also very helpful. All of the necessary details are there.

I just wanted to say thank you for the great products and excellent videos."

- John H.


"I wanted to thank you for the overall great customer service Garage Door Nation recently provided me regarding a broken torsion spring on my 7'x16 garage door. Having heard the horror stories associated with DIY torsion spring replacements, I was concerned about my ability to tackle my garage door repair on my own. However, the expert videos on how to properly measure and order parts as well as the "how to" on the actual replacement made the project simple and straight forward. Additionally, I received my parts in three business days which allowed me to complete the repair ahead of schedule."

- Tom S.