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Old 08-29-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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Hello all - Just wondering if anyone here may have had their garage door spring replaced recently and what it may have cost you.

I have a 16' x 7' single garage door with a garage door opener. The original 10+ year old spring broke into two pieces but all the other hardware, including pulleys and cable on both ends of the roller bar appear to be jut fine.

Thank you for any input you may have!
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:47 PM
 
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Can't tell you that, but you should definitely call

Robert Broome
Garage Doors & More of the Piedmont
18059 West Catawba Ave
Cornelius, NC 28031
704-895-1006
704-895-1012 Fax


They sold and installed my garage doors a few months ago, and jumped on a bit of warranty work right away. They were also the least expensive dealer by a considerable margin. Very easy to work with.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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I had this done about three years ago in my old house and it was $110 per spring, installed.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My suggestion is to have both springs replaced. Usually works out cheaper in the long run (not having to pay labor twice). We used a company called Halls, I think he retired, but it was taken over by someone, been great doing business with them. A-1 Door Services, 704-536-0913. I think it was just over $100 per spring. I would call at least 3-5 different places. Some are extremely expensive.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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My suggestion is to have both springs replaced. Usually works out cheaper in the long run (not having to pay labor twice). We used a company called Halls, I think he retired, but it was taken over by someone, been great doing business with them. A-1 Door Services, 704-536-0913. I think it was just over $100 per spring. I would call at least 3-5 different places. Some are extremely expensive.
There's only one spring on OP's door, if I'm reading his/her post correctly.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: S. Charlotte
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There's only one spring on OP's door, if I'm reading his/her post correctly.
I think they all have 2 springs. One of ours broke about a year ago, and we replaced both so they would match up in usage. About $100 or so per spring. Can't remember who we used, but do a search here on garage doors b/c the people we used were mentioned here.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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I think they all have 2 springs. One of ours broke about a year ago, and we replaced both so they would match up in usage. About $100 or so per spring. Can't remember who we used, but do a search here on garage doors b/c the people we used were mentioned here.
Torsion springs don't. You may be thinking of the older style (extension) with the springs running along the length of the door track rather than parallel with the top edge of the door when it's closed.
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Old 08-30-2011, 08:04 AM
 
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We had one break a while back at our old house, spring like this
($32/pair on amazon).
We purchased one spring at a local home improvement store and replaced it ourselves in about 10 min. Less than $25. Now if you have the extra cash pay someone to do it, or if it's not a simple spring like this type.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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A 16 foot door should absolutely have 2 springs. Torsion springs are NOT something to be done by the typical DIY-er. You really need to know what you're doing because you can get hurt pretty bad with those things.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Had ours done a few years ago. I think it was right around $100. We used a place called the Garage Doctor. They came right out and had it fixed in no time.
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