Garage Door Spring Repair and Replacement

answerImage-1-10103523Fix your broken garage door spring fast! The garage door spring repair technicians at The Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay will come to your home and perform an inspection to determine the correct size needed to replace your broken garage door springs. We replace broken torsion springs and extension springs on residential garage doors as well as on commercial and industrial sectional, and rolling steel doors among many others.

Garage Door Spring Dangers

When it comes to changing your garage door springs, it is NOT a DIY project. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGarage door spring repair and adjustments should never be performed by individuals who are not properly trained. To perform this task, you need to have the proper skills and tools to complete the job safely and correctly. Continuing to operate your door with a broken spring is very dangerous and can cause additional damage to the garage door and electric opener systems.

A broken garage door spring replacement is one of the most common repairs required on a garage door. These springs come in varying sizes and act as a balance, lifting most of the garage door weight. This allows the door to easily open and close manually or with the assistance of an opener. This is why we send our technicians to your home to determine the spring that is right for your garage door’s needs. Our garage door springs start at $55.

Garage Door Spring Lifespan

Garage door springs have a limited lifespan. This lifespan is measured in cycles, with the door going up and coming back down counting as one cycle. While there are various lifespan options, most common garage door springs come with a 10,000 cycle life expectancy. Your garage door spring replacement frequency will be determined by your garage door usage.

Below you can see the life expectancy of a 10,000 cycle spring determined by daily use:

  • 2 times daily = about 14 yearsGarage Door Torsion Springs
  • 4 times daily = about 7 years
  • 6 times daily = about 5 years
  • 8 times daily = about 3 years



Once a garage door spring reaches its life-cycle, it may break, release all the tension, and no longer assist to balance the door. The spring has the most tension when the garage door is in the down position, and as a result this is the most likely position for the spring to break. That is not to say the spring could not fail while the door is in a raised position, which would result in your garage door crashing down. This is why it is important to NEVER walk under a garage door in motion.

The Overhead Door Company of Tampa Bay‘s team of knowledgeable and friendly technicians have the industry’s leading experience in broken garage door spring replacement on residential, commercial, and industrial overhead doors. Garage door spring repair and replacement can be very dangerous, and we highly encourage you to contact us to have one of our door repair experts handle this repair. If you have a high cycle application, our garage door service team can provide extended use high-cycle springs. Call 813-885-DOOR now or click here to schedule a service call today!