Garage Door Spring Replacement

Does your garage door spring need replacement? Our garage door experts can replace your garage door spring to bring it back in working condition. Our office is located in Pittwater, Dee Why and we service all areas in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. 

Garage Door Spring Replacement


Signs of Broken Garage Door Spring 

There are a few signs that can indicate a broken garage door torsion spring. Here are some common indicators to look out for: 

  1. Difficulty in Opening: If you notice that your garage door is suddenly heavier and requires more effort to open manually or if the automatic opener struggles to lift the door, it could be due to a broken torsion spring. 
  2. Uneven Movement: A broken torsion spring can cause the garage door to move unevenly or appear lopsided when opening or closing. One side may rise or lower faster than the other. 
  3. Loud Noise: A loud banging or snapping noise coming from the garage door when you attempt to open or close it could be a sign of a broken torsion spring. 
  4. Visible Gap or Separation: Inspect the torsion spring visually. If you see a noticeable gap or separation in the spring, it is likely broken and needs replacement. 
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Garage Door Torsion Spring Replacement Process 

The garage door spring replacement process typically involves the following steps: 

Safety Precautions: Prior to starting any work, it’s crucial to take safety precautions. This includes disconnecting the power to the garage door opener and ensuring that the door is secured in the open position using clamps or other reliable supports. 

  1. Assessment: Our professional technician will assess the type of springs used in your garage door system. There are two main types: torsion springs, which are located above the door, and extension springs, which are positioned alongside the horizontal tracks. They will determine the size, weight, and number of springs needed for your specific door. 
  2. Spring Removal: The technician will carefully remove the broken or worn-out springs, paying attention to safety procedures. This typically involves releasing the tension on torsion springs and disconnecting extension springs from the door track. 
  3. Spring Installation: The new springs, either torsion or extension, will be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. The technician will ensure proper alignment and secure them tightly, taking into account the specific requirements of your garage door. 
  4. Balancing and Testing: Once the new springs are installed, the technician will carefully balance the door to ensure smooth and even operation. This may involve adjusting the tension or making other adjustments as needed. They will then test the door multiple times to ensure it opens and closes properly. 
  5. Safety Inspection: A thorough safety inspection will be conducted to check the overall functionality of the garage door. The technician will examine other components, such as cables, rollers, and hinges, to ensure they are in good condition. If any additional repairs or adjustments are required, they will be discussed with you. 

Cost To Replace Garage Door Spring 

If you have a standard residential door with low to medium usage, the spring replacement cost can be anywhere from $300 to $900. 

Commercial garage doors and doors with high usage require high cycle springs, costing around $900 to $1600. 

These approximate costs may change depending on your garage door and usage. 

Garage Door Spring Replacement – Risks Involved 

Replacing a garage door spring can be dangerous and should typically be handled by a trained professional or someone with experience in garage door repairs. Garage door springs are under high tension and can cause severe injury or even death if mishandled. 

The springs in a garage door system are responsible for counterbalancing the door’s weight, making it easier to open and close. These springs are tightly wound and store a significant amount of energy. If they are not adequately released or secured during the replacement process, they can snap or unwind with tremendous force, leading to severe injuries. 

Professional garage door technicians are trained to handle these springs safely. They have the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to properly release the tension in the springs, remove and replace them, and ensure that the garage door is functioning correctly. 

If you need to replace a garage door spring and you are not experienced or trained in garage door repairs, it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to do the job. It’s better to prioritize your safety and leave this task to the experts. 

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Word of Caution 

It is not safe to use a garage door if it has a broken spring. The springs are crucial in supporting the door’s weight and providing the necessary balance for smooth operation. When a spring breaks, the door may become imbalanced, making it difficult to open or close properly. 

Attempting to use a garage door with a broken spring can put excessive strain on other components of the door, such as the opener, cables, and tracks. This can lead to further damage and potentially cause the door to become misaligned or even come crashing down unexpectedly, posing a serious safety hazard. 

If you have a broken garage door spring, it is best to refrain from using the door until the spring is replaced. Contact a professional garage door repair service to assess the situation and safely replace the broken spring. They will ensure that your garage door is functioning properly and restore it to a safe operating condition.

You may call Pittwater Garage Doors on (02) 9971 1111 or contact us using the contact form.


Yes, garage door springs can snap under tension. This is a common occurrence and can be dangerous if not handled properly.

No, a garage door with a broken spring will not function properly. The spring plays a crucial role in counterbalancing the door’s weight, and without a functioning spring, the door may become difficult to open or close.

The lifespan of a garage door spring varies depending on its quality, usage frequency, and maintenance. On average, a torsion spring typically lasts around 7 to 9 years, while an extension spring may last around 4 to 6 years.

Replacing a garage door spring can be dangerous and is best left to professionals. The high tension and weight involved in the process pose safety risks. Hiring a trained technician with the necessary knowledge and tools for a safe and proper replacement is recommended.

No, garage door springs come in different sizes and types. The size and type of spring required for a particular garage door depend on factors such as the door’s weight, height, and track configuration. Choosing the correct size and type of spring for optimal performance is essential.


A few signs indicate a garage door spring may need replacement. These include difficulty opening or closing the door, visible gaps or separation in the spring, excessive noise during operation, or an imbalanced or slanted door. If you notice any of these signs, it is advisable to consult a professional for an inspection and potential replacement.

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John Smith
John Smith
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Tim Reeves
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Couldn't have been happier with the service from Pittwater Garage Doors!! Price was very reasonable and given up front, before I booked the job. They communicated with me well, arrived bang on time, had the door fixed and adjusted efficiently and were friendly as they did it. It was the first time I have used them, but will not be the last!

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Suite 4128, B/834,
Pittwater Rd, Dee Why,
NSW 2099

(02) 9971 1111

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