Can I replace a garage door spring myself?

Posted Friday, July 15th, 2022

Should I Replace Springs on My Own Or Not? 

The quick answer is no, but we will discuss. 

A decision like this shouldn’t be taken lightly. There is serious danger in doing this yourself without proper training, tools, and equipment. Moreover, we recommend you always hire a professional garage door repair company to help because changing a garage door spring can be dangerous. 

Please Note: Repairing or replacing the garage door springs; a simple mistake can cause you life-threatening damage, you can’t even imagine.

Doing it yourself could lead to a lot of headaches. There’s always the possibility that you don’t get everything in place and the door isn’t usable. Also, if the springs are not installed properly, it can cause a safety hazard for the use of your garage door over time. It can cause tension on the door, causing it to break or cause the lifespan of the opener to be significantly shortened. 

Learning more about Garage Door Springs.

Garage door springs carry a lot of tension because they’re responsible for lightening the load of the door. When the heavy door lowers to the ground with gravity, it also pushes down on giant load-bearing springs that create tension. The tension in these garage door springs makes it far easier for your opener to lift the door up again when the time comes.

Even if you don’t see or hear a spring break, you’ll know that it’s broken if your door refuses to lift with the opener or even by hand. With the lack of force that the springs provide, it weighs about twice as much. You can definitely replace garage door springs on your own, but it can be a bit tricky and dangerous, and the skill required depends a lot on the type of springs that you have. If the process doesn’t seem like something that you’re ready to take on, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we can get the new springs installed in no time at all.

The Seattle Garage Door Team at Cressy Door and Fireplace are available Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm. We are happy to assist you with your questions relating to sales, installation, maintenance, and repair of your home’s garage doors in the Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Kent, Everett, and Renton areas. Please give us a call or fill out the form to the right, and one of our Residential Team members will respond promptly.

If you have a garage door emergency, give us a call 24x7x365 and we’ll send one of our certified Seattle home garage door repair technicians to assist you.

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