Real Lifetime Torsion Springs
So how much does it cost to replace torsion springs with my lifetime springs?
Assuming you have a normal 7 or 8 foot high garage door with space for ladders behind the door from one corner to the other I charge $365.
Our competition says they can't tell you how much it will cost unless they visit because they need to know the door size, weight, and the type of garage door springs needed.
I suspect they have another reason for getting their foot in the door before giving you a price.
Here is what the competition says:
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.
I warranty my springs for the life of your house.
Houses are suppose to last 80 years.
These springs are suppose to last over 150 years.
Probably none of us will be alive in 80 or 150 years from now.
So what's the point?
Well the springs are only $365...
Considering these springs go for less than many garage door companies sell 10,000 cycle springs ask yourself a question.
Why not buy these springs?!
If you are a perfectionist and want the best that can be supplied then this is it.
Example of normal springs, competition's lifetime springs, and my lifetime springs
This picture shows three springs all of which handle the same door weight.
Their dimensions are different.
The dimensions determine their rated cycles.
That is how many times they can open and close the door before they break.
For instance the spring at the bottom of the picture is one of my "lifetime springs" from my lifetime spring inventory.
(I keep a set of lifetime springs for every weight of door.)
If I replace your broken springs with a pair of these I charge a total of $365 and warranty them for the life of your house.
My lifetime spring shown here is rated for 166,000 cycles.
Theoretically that is 166 years of use for the average person.
This spring's exact measurements are .283 inch thickness x 2 5/8 inch inside diameter x 51 inches long.
You get 454 cycles per dollar with these springs.
(166,000 cycles divided by $365.)
The spring in the middle of the picture was sold by another company for $700 as one of a pair of "lifetime springs".
The spring is only rated for 30,000 cycles which is more than 25,000 allowing them to be called "lifetime springs".
The company, part of a large franchise, states on their website:
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!
Well first off, I am their competition, and my springs are rated from 150,000-190,000 cycles.
Not 5,000-10,000 cycles.
Their spring's exact measurements are .250 x 1 3/4 x 39 which gives exactly 30,000 cycles as is the case for all of their springs I've seen.
Much smaller in all three dimensions than the other two springs in the picture.
The customer got 43 cycles per dollar with these springs.
(30,000 cycles divided by $700.)
I had to replace this spring because it did not match the weight of the door.
I'm guessing my competition either did not measure the weight of the door or did not have the right springs in stock.
Instead of making things right the company turned the force settings on the motor to max to hide the fact the wrong springs were installed.
Over time the opener started causing the door to flex and bend in the middle.
Luckily before the door broke the opener gave out.)
This company charged the customer over 10 times per cycle for their lifetime springs than what I charge, used the wrong springs, and nearly ended up costing the customer a new door and opener!
Furthermore, if the springs were to have broken under warranty the customer is often (always?) charged over $300 for labor, taxes, and driving to handle the warranty!
The top spring in the picture is one from my normal set of springs.
The spring handles the same weight of door as the other two.
It is rated for 71,000 cycles and a pair installed costs $219 total.
(I usually say my standard springs are all rated for over 50,000 cycles for simplicity purposes.)
This springs exact measurements are .262 x 2 x 46.
Doing the math (71,000 cycles / $219) gets you 324 cycles per dollar.
I give customers a 15 or 20 year warranty using these springs.
However my warranty covers everything, labor, taxes, driving, etc, so it costs the customer nothing if a spring breaks under warranty.