Spring Repair

A broken spring means a non functional door. We can provide your garage door spring repair service today,  for a great price, with great warranties. With experienced, capable technicians and honest, fair pricing, Cedar Park Overhead Doors will get the job done right the first time.

Overhead Garage Door Spring Repair

Lifetime Garage Door Spring Warranties and honest pricing below on all our residential Garage Door spring repairs! We can fix it today. Call 512-335-7441

We are experts at Overhead Garage Door Spring repair, we repair thousands every year. The torsion springs on your garage door are designed to make it seem very light and easy to operate. However, they don’t last forever. Most garage doors installed by builders are designed for about 10,000 cycles. That means they are designed to open and close your door about 10,000 times (That’s about 10 years if you open and close your door 3 times a day, most people use their door more often than that). There are a couple more reasons why springs can break. If they are the wrong size for the doors they can break early because they are being overstressed. Also quick changes in temperature seem to cause the springs to break. We have noticed that if it is a warm Texas day and a cold front comes through, we seem to get a lot of spring calls. We believe because of the thermal shock to the metal. This may not be 100% accurate but we have experienced anecdotal evidence in our 17 years of operation. In all cases, eventually metal fatigue will cause the springs to break.

Steel Garage Door Spring Pricing

Residential garage door torsion springs run between $99 – $199 per spring and labor to install is $99 for one spring on a small door and $129 for two springs. Extension springs (the ones that strech out) start at $39.

Note: These prices may increase in the event of difficult installation situations including limited access to the springs, worn or dmaged torsion tube, and cracked winding cones.

Most single steel doors have only one spring, while double doors (1 door that 2 cars fit underneath) can have 1 or 2 springs. If you plan to keep your home long term (more than 5 years) ask your tech about converting a 1 spring builder grade system to a 2 spring system with a lifetime warranty. Garage door springs are like brake pads, every time you use them you wear a little bit of life out of them. All garage door springs will break, just like all brake pads will wear out. Protect yourself from unecessary future repairs.

If you are moving out soon and don’t need the lifetime warranty, we will take $50.00 off the ticket and still provide you with a 1 year warranty.

Insulated Steel Garage Door Spring Pricing

Insulated residential garage door torsion springs run between $120 – $170 per spring and labor to install is $97.50 for one spring, and $125.00 for two springs.

Most single steel doors have only one spring, while double doors (1 door that 2 cars fit underneath) can have 1 or 2 springs. If you plan to keep your home long term (7-9 years) ask your tech about converting a 1 spring builder grade system to a 2 spring system with a lifetime warranty. Garage door springs are like brake pads, every time you use them you wear a little bit of life out of them. All garage door springs will break, just like all brake pads will wear out. Protect yourself from unecessary future repairs.

If you are moving out soon and don’t need the lifetime warranty, we will take $50.00 off the ticket and still provide you with a 3 year warranty.

Double Steel Garage Door Spring Pricing

Residential double steel insulated garage door torsion springs run between $140 – $190 per spring and labor to install is $97.50 for one spring, and $125.00 for two springs. 

Most single steel doors have only one spring, while double doors (1 door that 2 cars fit underneath) can have 1 or 2 springs. If you plan to keep your home long term (7-9 years) ask your tech about converting a 1 spring builder grade system to a 2 spring system with a lifetime warranty. Garage door springs are like brake pads, every time you use them you wear a little bit of life out of them. All garage door springs will break, just like all brake pads will wear out. Protect yourself from unecessary future repairs.

If you are moving out soon and don’t need the lifetime warranty, we will take $50.00 off the ticket and still provide you with a 3 year warranty.

Wood Overlay Garage Door Spring Repair Pricing

Custom cedar overlay springs are usually around $180 to $220 each and each pair of springs the labor charge is $125.00 per pair of springs.

The Tech will come to your home and measure your springs or weigh your door. Our warehouse will then custom cut your springs for your door and return for installation. With Cedar Park Overhead Doors You won’t have to wait on an out of town supplier to ship the correct springs to you!

Cedar Overlay or Wood overlay doors are very specific and are not stocked on trucks industry wide. Weights can vary, even between doors manufactured at the same time. This is because of differences in the grain in the wood used, or the amount of adhesive and even numbers of fasteners used to attach the wood to the steel door.

Full View Glass Door Spring Repair Pricing

Residential fullview glass spring repairs are usually around $180 to $220 each. Spring installation labor is $125 per pair of springs.

 

Although most fullview glass doors look similar, the garage doors vary in weight greatly due to the many types of glass that can be installed and the thickness of the aluminum door. To ensure that you get the correct springs, our tech will arrive onsite to weigh or measure the door and springs. We custom cut springs at our Cedar Park Warehouse so that you do not have to wait for an out of town order fufillment.

Glass door springs are not stocked industry wide on the service trucks due to the sheer number of possible spring combinations. Usually we an measure and return with the correct springs the same day or the next day.

Commercial Garage Door Spring Repair Pricing

Commercial overhead garage door springs are done by custom bid. Spring pricing averages around $230 per spring, however with oversized or extended life cycle springs the costs can be as high as $750 in rare cases. Labor is usually around $250 and sissor lift rentals are required for doors over 12′ and run $175 – $200.

Commercial overhead garage door spring replacement is a task few are equiped to provide expert service in. Cedar Park Overhead Doors has commercial custom springs in stock up to .406 wire and 6″ inside diameter. These springs can be ordered and cut the same day so that you do not have to wait on an out of town parts fufillment. We also own our own scissor lifts in order to remove the headache of waiting on equipment rental companies scheduling conflicts to get your garage door operational.

When the garage door springs eventually break, they no longer support the weight and the door becomes very hard to open. Since a typical garage door weighs more than 150 lbs, this means you will not be able to open and close the garage door until the springs are replaced. This is one of the most common problems we face, so our technicians can quickly and easily recognize the correct springs required for your door have your garage door running again in no time! Our technicians carry the most common Overhead door springs on their truck everyday so usually we can fix it on the first trip. Also, because we also do commercial doors and have to be able to make springs for almost any size doors we stock bulk spring and can make springs for most doors same day or within hours. This includes custom wood covered doors as well as full view steel doors. We measure and weigh your door to make sure that the right spring is put on your door. If you want a spring designed to give you more cycles we can custom make a spring that will last that long, same day.

Why have Cedar Park Overhead Doors fix your springs?

Warranties

  • We put a three year warranty on all of our repair labor. If it breaks again in three years, (it should last 5 to 15 years with regular use), we will come back and replace it at no cost.
  • We put a lifetime warranty on all of our springs. This means that as long as you own the house we will replace the spring for free. If it breaks after three years, we will charge the labor fee only, which is now $97.50 for a single spring, and has been for the last 8 years. (Note: We do not sell 1 year springs and lifetime springs. they are all the same. The right spring for the size and weight of the door. If we put up a spring on your door and you do not want the Lifetime warranty, tell the technician and he will take $50.00 off the cost of the springs and give you a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. Same springs.) If you get a quote for spring from someone with a one year warranty, the price probably won’t be cheaper than our springs with a one year warranty.

Time to repair

  • We can repair your door today. We have 25 technicians in the field every day working on garage doors. Technicians who live here. Most have been here at least one year and some have been here for 10 years. Our office hours are from 8:00 in the morning to 6:00 at night Monday through Friday and 8:00 to 4:00 on Saturday. We work emergency calls every day of the year. We answer our phone all the time. We can fix your door at night when you get home from work after 6:00 and often work much later then that. We almost always fix it today.

Technicians

  • All of our technicians have been Background checked for your protection.
  • All of our technicians have been drug tested.
  • All of our technicians are committed to your satisfaction and understand that an unhappy customer is the worst thing that can happen to them.

Local

  • We are local in every way. One Local Family owns the company. They live here. They pay taxes here.
  • Cedar Park Overhead Doors is the largest Business contributor to Texas Humane Heroes a No Kill shelter in Leander Texas. We feed all of the dogs each month as the Food sponsor. We have done this for the last ten years. We helped that organization adopt and save over 3000 dogs last year from Kill shelters. We contribute to the community for various other causes including Operation Welcome home, KUT, etc, etc.
  • The sales taxes we collect go back into our community monthly. Your taxes stay in your town.
  • We employ 50 local people at good wages to provide great services and products.

Products

  • We are not tied to a particular Door Manufacturer. There are many vendors manufacturing many levels and types of products. We have the experience of dealing with and seeing many of them . We have picked the best products from the best manufacturers and provide them to you at great prices. We sell a lot of AMARR doors because they offer quality doors with great features like Finger Friendly hinges and high quality insulated doors with many styles and colors. We are a AMARR “Platinum” dealer and are the largest dealer in Austin. Clopay also makes some nice products which we also gladly sell. We have access to and also sell other quality companies products such as Raynor, Wayne-Dalton, Mid America and Windsor. We are a Raynor Diamond Dealer and an AMARR Elite Dealer. We are also an authorized Martin Door Dealer.
  • Garage Door Openers. While we prefer LiftMaster, we also sell Marantec operators. We fix Genie, Craftsman, Wayne Dalton, Overhead and most of the others. We sell and install more than 200 openers every month and each has a 3 year parts and labor warranty from us. So we have to install the most reliable product and for us, that is LiftMaster. Even LiftMaster can make mistakes but we cover everything for three years. We are THE LiftMaster ProVantage dealer in Austin. We sell more then $2,000,000 of LiftMaster products every year.
  • Commercial – We represent and sell the best products for the customer’s application. We did more than $1,000,000 in commercial business last year from Automotive dealerships to Fire Stations, City Water Towers and Foot Ball Stadiums. We are the Overhead door vendor for the City of Austin and have the privilege of servicing all Fire Departments, EMS, Aviation , and Building services facilities. If they trust us, You can too.

Costs for the repair

  • Don’t go too small – We charge a fair price for our spring replacements and we stand by our warranty policy. We have been doing this for 16 years and it has been good for us and our customers. We put in quality products and we will be around for many more years to come. The “One Truck Chuck” you might use with a 90 day or one year warranty that is $10 dollars cheaper may not be around in 2 years. He might get injured, he might have his parole revoked, he might have a relapse, or he might have to move to another town.
  • We do not have a “Service Call fee” or an “operator charge” or whatever they call it in other companies. That’s the price you pay just to have them show up. When you call Cedar Park Overhead Doors, we go and look at your door at no cost to you. We will give you a quote to fix the door. If you don’t like the number, we will give you a written estimate and drive away at no cost to you. If you paid another company to come out and they charged you a “show up fee”, do not be trapped by the $49.00 you paid to have them come out. Get their estimate and send them away. We can be there the same day, do the job for less, and we will give you back your $49.00. We both win. A garage door spring job on a standard 16′ Wide x 7′ high door basic should cost about $300.00 with a LifeTime warranty.

For more information about exactly what happens when your garage door breaks, watch Don Grenier, owner of Cedar Park Overhead Doors, explain exactly what a broken garage door spring means and looks like in the tutorial below.

.For more information about fixing your own broken garage door spring, click here.

Broken Garage Door Spring Tutorial

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Garage Door spring repair in the Austin TX area.

By: Cedar Park Overhead Doors

 

Your Garage door spring broke, your garage door will not open and you have so many questions.

I need my garage door fixed now, how can I do this?

Why did my garage door spring break?

How do I know my spring is broken?

Can I fix it myself?

Why does the garage door not open?

What does it cost to get my garage door fixed?

How often do garage door springs break?

What should I look for in a garage door company?

 

Here are the answers to those questions

 

I need my garage door fixed now, how can I do this? - In my opinion, the easiest way is to call Cedar Park Overhead Doors and have us come out there the same day to replace the broken springs, give you great service with a great warranty at a great price and get your door back online that day.  Call us at 512-335-7441 to get your spring fixed today!

 

Why did my garage door spring break? - All garage door springs break. They are made of spring steel which is wound into a coil shape and every time you wind them up the steel is stressed and eventually it breaks. Typically a garage door spring can last for up to 20,000 open and close cycles. Sometimes they last longer and other times they do not.

 

Why did my garage door spring break today? There are many things that can cause a spring to break quicker. The weight of the door can be higher than the spring is designed for and the spring may have been overwound causing extra stress on the spring. This is like bending a piece of steel too much. It damages the steel and it does not return to it’s correct shape. Temperature changes affect a spring. A lot more springs break on colder days than hot days. Especially days where the temperature changes radically. Cold steel is less malleable than hot steel is a simple explanation. Chemicals in the garage can cause the spring steel to weaken. We have seen cases where pool chlorine seems to affect the steel and greatly decrease the lifecycle of springs. Other possibilities include manufacturing defects in the steel or the making of the spring. All garage door springs will eventually break and the more you use the door the more likely the door will break. 

 

How do I know my spring is broken? That is easy. The garage door will not go up. Without the spring to lift the door, the door is now very heavy and the opener cannot lift the door. Most likely, you will not be able to lift the door either. A typical 2 car garage door will weigh 160 lbs. It is large and unwieldy and you will find it hard to open the door. Another way is to look at the springs mounted on top of the door. They should be solid coils, not broken. (Photo Here) Another way is when you hear a big bang in your garage. This is the spring releasing all of it’s force and often makes a big noise as the coils expand and violently shrink back to their original unsprung form.

 

Can I fix my garage door spring myself? Possibly. It is not impossible to fix your own garage door springs but it is time consuming, requires the exact parts, some special tools, some lifting, some moderate physical strength and some time. If you have all of those, then you can fix your own spring. Go here to see more information on fixing your own spring (Link Here). 

 

What does it cost to get my garage door spring Fixed? First, the spring does not get fixed, it gets replaced. A new spring is used to repair your door. It needs to be exactly the correct size which includes the following dimensions: 

  1. The inner diameter
  2. The gauge of the spring wire 
  3. The length of the spring 
  4. The wind of the spring (Left or Right). 

 

If you get a spring from somewhere else these parameters must be correct or the results will be poor or dangerous. In our company, we stock standard spring sizes to accommodate most doors found on doors. We also stock the parts to make custom springs for unique doors with excessive heights, weights, or unique materials. We make them in our shop and can have them ready within the day. 

Our spring prices range from $50 to more than $200 per spring depending on the physical parameters of the spring as well as the warranty on the spring. 

Our Warranties, If we install the springs, our springs come with a 3 year parts and labor warranty, and a lifetime warranty on the spring, as long as you own the home. In simple terms. If we install a spring with a lifetime Warranty we will cover the spring replacement as long as you own the home, and you will only pay for labor when the spring breaks in the future. If the spring breaks earlier than three years, we cover the springs and the labor and you pay nothing.  If you want to pay less for the spring and you do not care about a warranty, then we will give you a one year warranty on the spring. Because we are warranting most springs we want to put up the best springs and the correct size to ensure a long life for your springs. If you install the springs there is no warranty. 

Garage door spring pricing guidelines: For a door with a single 8 x 7 door with a single spring our prices are: Spring $99 and $105 for labor. This is for a lifetime warranty spring. If you do not want the lifetime warranty then take $50 off the price of  the spring. Add sales tax to the price of the spring, not the labor. Add a $10 fuel fee and that will be your number. If you have a double door which is heavier than a bigger spring is needed and the price goes to $169 for the larger lifetime spring and $119 for the labor. If you want only a 1 year warranty on your springs then take $50 off the spring price.   Heavier doors may require two springs and two springs on a double steel door can really increase the life expectancy of your spring. This is difficult to explain but the larger and longer a spring is, the less extreme it bends to lift the door, the longer it will last. Two springs act the same as one long spring in this regard and therefore give you more cycles before they break. 

Also note, that a wood covered door might have four springs installed to lift the door. Heavy commercial doors may have a 6” diameter instead of the typical 2” diameter most residential doors use. This type of spring might cost more than $600 to replace all four springs. 

Note: You always want to replace all of the springs on your door when one breaks. This way you will not have to pay for the labor when the second spring breaks a couple of weeks later. And it often does because it was installed at the same time as the broken spring and has done half of the work so it too should be close to breaking also. You do not want to have us back out there handing  you another labor charge for the second spring replacement. When we replace a spring we have to unwind all of the unbroken springs on the door and take down the torsion tube, remove the cables, remove the drums, replace the center bearing, reinstall everything back on the torsion tube, reset the cables, and drums. Level the door, wind the springs correctly, lubricate and test for correct balance and operation. 

 

How often do garage door springs break?  Garage door springs have many factors that affect their life cycle number. Here are some of the considerations. 

Cycle life. There are calculations and formulas that can be used to determine the expected cycle life of a spring.  We use a software program to determine the correct dimensions to satisfy your needs. Some vendors, especially value focused builder doors leave the factory with springs that are designed to last for 10 thousand cycles. In a typical house, if you go to work in the morning and reopen the door in the evening, that is two cycles per day and at 365 days per year, you could get a long time before you have to replace the spring. But if it is a two car garage and it opens 4 times a day the life decreases, or if you use your garage door as your main access point, the garage can be used 6 or more times per day or more. The number of years decreases greatly. 

At Cedar Park Overhead doors we use springs to guarantee at least 17 thousand cycles. If we put up a two spring system, we expect to get 23 cycles. 

 

Proper Balance - If a door is too heavy for the springs on the door it means that springs have to be overwound to get the door to operate. This greatly decreases the number of life cycles of a door. How does a door get too heavy? 

The wrong spring might have been installed originally by mistake.

The door weight may have changed by adding insulation to the door and not changing the springs. Struts or additional hardware may have been added to the door making the original spring calculation incorrect.

 

Chemicals or environmental factors: 

  1. Chemicals In the garage can have an effect on the metal of the spring. Chlorine Pool chemicals are notorious for this.
  2. Excessive moisture can cause spring to rust which damages the metal and will decrease the life of a spring. 
  3. Extreme Temperature changes in a short period can cause a garage door spring to work. While this is a subjective consideration, we have seen an increase in spring repair jobs when it is 30 degrees in the morning and 80 degrees in the afternoon. 

 

What should I look for in a garage door company?

There are many things that make a great garage door  company. Here are some of the considerations you should have. 

Reliability - Can you trust the company you are working with? There are many factors that affect this but some of these are listed below:

  1. Longevity - Has the company been around for very long. A company that has been in business for 20 or 30 years has shown it’s commitment to the business and the community. 
  2. Size of the company - The larger the company the more likely you are going to get a consistently good or great service. While you might get a great deal from “Chuck” and his one person operation, Chuck may have a medical condition, may get a better job, may get old, or may have his parole revoked.  And if that happens your great deal and great warranty are worth nothing. There is only oneChuck and if he really is good, then he will probably have more jobs than he can handle and may not get back to you at all. Or chuck may not be able to afford insurance or be able to replace faulty manufacturers equipment. 
  3. Company Reputation - Word of mouth is the best. Ask your friends, chances are they all have garage doors and see who they recommend. Yelp, BBB, and Google all have review sites where you can see what work has been done. Read some of the reviews. Remember, someone with 300 perfect reviews and no negative reviews with suggestions for improvement are probably not real and are less likely to be trusted. Some of the companies with 400 five stars and no bad reviews are so evil they really do take advantage of people and make the whole industry look bad. We have some of them advertising in Austin. Shell companies with a part time independent contractor doing the work who has two weeks training focused on selling crazy high prices. And when the customer balks, get the Dallas “Sales Office” online to “make a deal”. Invoices with 29 warranty limitations on the back that include and $89.00 service charge for a warranty call. Being charged a service fee before they even arrive. These are the trademarks of “The Worst Garage Door Company in America”. They advertise and operate in the Austin area. If you call a door company and the first thing they want to know is your zip code, Hang Up. If they want to charge your credit card before they come, Hang Up. Good companies do not charge for work they do not do. At Cedar Park Overhead Doors, we only charge when you agree you have received the service you agreed to. If we do not do any work, we do not get paid. Estimates are free. 
  4. Vendors - Go to some garage door vendor sites. See who they recommend in your area. They want their products to be represented well in the market. Check and see who they recommend. Here are some of our vendors and their websites.  
    1. LiftMaster
    2. Amarr
    3. Raynor
    4. Haas
    5. Martin Garage Doors
    6. Wayne Dalton
    7. CHI
    8. Cookson 
    9. Clopay
    10. Marantec
    11. Genie
  5. Pricing - Are prices being given that you understand? Do they advertise and give real prices?  Will they do estimates and include all the charges? Are the prices fair and honest? 
  6. Availability - What are the hours and how fast can they get to you is an important consideration. If your car is stuck in the garage can they get a tech out the same day to get you out of the garage. Maybe even faster. A company with 30 technicians is much more likely to be able to get you out and back on the road. A company that answers the phone 24 hours a day is likely to be able to get a technician out pretty quickly assuming that you need them to be there very quickly. At Cedar Park Overhead Doors we have the contract for the City of Austin which includes Fire Departments, EMS stations, and city services. We answer the phone 24 hours a day and have someone on call 24 hours a day.
  7. Quality products - Like all products, garage doors have a wide range in price and quality. A good vendor sells the product that fits the needs and desires of the customers. Some vendors excel at insulation while others may have better colors, or window options or panel styles.  Because of this Cedar Park Overhead doors is an independent dealer that sells many different vendors products. We are the Largest LiftMaster installing dealer in the Austin Area. We are the largest Martin Door dealer in Austin, We are Amarr Premier dealers. We are in the top 10 dealers in the country for the Raynor garage door products. We add dealers and remove other dealers based on quality, availability, and customer requirements. A great vendor may fall in purchases if the customer does not like their selection. Our showroom includes almost all of the products we sell so that you can see and touch the products and actually watch it work. If you have a cheap door on your home, you may believe that it is OK, but if you see better doors you may decide that you are interested in an upgrade, something that fits your home better than the same builder door all 50 of your neighbors have. If all you are looking for is a door that looks like all of your neighbors we are happy to sell you that door too. You are the customer and we are interested in providing you with the products that you desire and fit your needs..