Our Garage Door Torsion Springs vs the Competition
The industry standard for garage door torsion springs is 10,000 cycles.
There are some companies, like the national franchise "Precision Garage Doors", that take pride in their springs and say:
The Last Spring Repair You'll Ever Pay For
Just like car tires are rated by miles, garage door springs are rated by an estimated number of cycles (1 cycle = your garage door going up AND down 1 time).
The springs used by our competition range anywhere from 5,000-10,000 cycles, whereas we use a high-grade steel spring rated for 25,000-50,000 cycles!
This is why we can put Lifetime Guarantee on our springs for as long as you live in your home!
Tell Me More About The Warranty
When a company tells you they're providing you a warranty of only 1-3 years, it means they could be using cheap hardware.
We can provide a lifetime warranty on the hardware we use because it's superior to a traditional garage door company's hardware in a number of ways.
We're so confident that our springs won't need replacing, if by chance one DOES break, our name is on the springs to remind you to call us to replace it for free!
How Much Does Spring Repair Cost?
The most common question we get over the phone is, "Okay, so how much does it cost to replace garage door springs?"
To give you an exact price quote, we would need to know the size of the door, weight, and type of garage door springs needed (torsion or extension).
Since we carry over 30 different types of springs to account for all the different types of garage doors, we recommend that a certified technician takes the proper measurements himself before giving you an exact price quote.
If the company is only giving a 1-3 year warranty the springs are probably 10,000 to 15,000 cycle springs.
Though as far as I know it's illegal to supply torsion springs of less than 10,000 cycles.
Be sure to ask if the warranty covers the service which often is over $200 for replacing springs.
(I warranty not just the springs but the service, tax, labor, transportation and everything else so you pay nothing if the springs ever break in the warranty period.)
So lets look at the springs often found in the wild and be sure to look at springs with the name "precision" on them.
So here is a picture of a Precision torsion spring.
The dimensions printed on the precision spring says 218 x 31.
The one dimension missing is the inside diameter.
In this case I measured it as a standard 1.75" inside diameter.
With these dimensions we use the top half of the table above for 1.75" inside diameter springs.
Then pick the column for .218 thick springs.
Follow it down until we get to the 31" length springs
This leads to a couple of cells containing 37 and 87.
The 37 is short for 37,000 cycles and the 87 stands for 87 lbs of lift when wound enough for a 7' spring.
37,000 is certainly between the 25,000-50,000 cycles Precision states their springs are good for.
We use 2 inch inside diameter springs.
So using the bottom half of the above table look for a hi-lited cell closest to 87 lbs.
We get an exact match with spring dimensions of 225x32 giving 57,000 cycle springs.
So our "standard" springs are rated for 19,000 more cycles than Precision's "lifetime" springs.
I charge $219 for two springs, labor, tax, and everything else.
Regardless of the 16x7 door.
Some doors are super heavy, some are light, but I quote $219 regardless and use better springs.
All my springs are rated for more than 50,000 cycles, not for 25,000-50,000.
And if you want true lifetime springs then my prices would probably still be less and you get springs rated for about 150,000-180,000 cycles.
Most of the time I have no idea who sold the springs that have broken.
I merely get there and measure the springs and replace them for $219 with much much better springs.
Here are the typical springs I come across on a daily basis.
They both lift about 100 lbs.
One spring has dimensions of 207x21x1.75 and the other is 207x19x2.
If you go down the 207 column you see they both are meant to break at 10,000 cycles.
These are the industry standard springs that come with new doors and are used by 90% of the industry.
Surprisingly companies often charge over $300 while using these springs and our $219 easily beats them in price and quality.
Measure the springs you have and determine how many cycles they are rated for using the table above.
I'll beat anybody in Menifee in terms of cycles per dollar.
Or if you don't care about cycles per dollar I'll beat whatever your bottom-of-the-line price is.
I specialize in springs and want to be the one replacing all broken torsion springs in Menifee!