Steps to Replace Garage Door Springs by Yourself

Wednesday, July 16th 2014. | Doors

Garage door springs are quite easy to break down. The maintenance may require a lot of money. In order to fix the garage door spring by yourself, you can follow the steps below.

Garage door springs

Garage door springs

The Preparation of Replacing Garage Door Springs
Before you start replacing the springs of your garage door, you need to do some preparations. First, you need to move out the things you have in the garage, such as your car, bicycle, shelves, and more. Moving out the things you save in the garage will ease your way to replace the door springs. Second, after moving out the things, for example your car, bicycle, motorcycle, and more from the garage, you need to identity the springs on the garage door. Identifying the springs can help you to buy the new springs. When identifying the springs, you are required to be very careful. If it is necessary, you can take some pictures of your garage door springs as authentic references. Afterward, you can go to such furniture store to purchase proper door springs like the one running in your garage door. Just make sure that you purchase the right springs which come in the same size, series, and type of application or installation.

Closeup garage door torsion spring

Closeup garage door torsion spring

Torsion spring installation

Torsion spring installation

Garage door extension springs

Garage door extension springs

Garage door extension spring

Garage door extension spring

Garage door torsion spring

Garage door torsion spring

Garage door springs adjustment

Garage door springs adjustment

How to Replace Garage Door Springs
After purchasing the right springs, then you can start replacing the old one with the new one. To install new springs on your garage door, you need to uninstall the old one first. You should be careful because it is quite difficult to do. All you need to bring along with you are the professional tools and equipments which are designed to uninstall and install door springs. The process may need long time to finish. You can just do it carefully. After you have uninstalled the garage door and uninstalled the springs, you can start installing the new one. Do not forget to always focus on the position of the springs unless they will not work properly. You can ask one or two of your family members to help you dealing with door spring installation. Besides, you also need to make sure that the bolts of garage door springs and the door are installed properly afterwards.

Here are some Garage door springs images (click for larger version):

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