Friday, December 21, 2012

Garage Door DIY Spring Replacement

One of our garage door springs snapped a few weeks ago. My initial thought was to call someone to have it repaired. I remember reading about how dangerous a garage door spring can be under tension. Then I thought to check YouTube for videos on garage door repair. Sure enough, there was a 4 part series on fixing and repairing a garage door. Bill Farmer does an excellent job in explaining the entire process and always emphasizes safety. Even though Habpro is in Atlanta, I wanted to order the parts from there to give him my business since he provided such great free content. I did the repair over several days. One day I removed the old spring and bent bracket. I took all the measurements and ordered the parts. When it came in, I did the replacement. When it came to tensioning the spring, I was a bit nervous but everything went well. The parts cost me $72. I am not sure but it probably would have been over $200 to have someone do the repair, so this really saved me money. The door works great now.

1 comment:

Rachel Benson said...

I am having problems with the springs on my garage door. I have heard it is not a safe to job for inexperienced people to repair the springs. Did you find that is was a difficult job? I was hoping to save a little money but it might end up costing more if we make the repairs on our own.