Everything You Need to Know About Garage Door Spring Repair and Installation

As garage door springs wear out, they need to be replaced. Replacing garage door springs is a challenging job even for experienced garage door repair technicians.

If you want to replace your garage door spring(s) yourself, it is important that you follow the instructions carefully and use the replacement parts correctly; otherwise, you could end up injuring yourself or damaging your garage door.


It is essential to use the garage door springs in exact pairs when replacing them. If you are not sure what garage door springs are causing problems, you can replace all of the garage door springs with new ones. This way, if one particular garage spring was causing most of the problem, then only one garage door spring would need to be replaced. If you replace garage door springs that are working correctly, you might just end up with garage door springs that aren’t operating well and will need to be replaced in a few months.

The garage door springs should be replaced by the same size and type of garage door springs if they were not broken due to impact with the garage door. If garage door springs are broken, you need to replace them with garage door springs of the same capacity and dimensions.

Please remember that garage door springs are under tension; they will spring out if not handled carefully.

Once you’ve confirmed that it does not interfere with garage door operation (for example, the garage door opens and closes smoothly), you can replace garage door springs yourself. If you don’t like the idea of fixing it yourself, you may consider hiring a garage door spring repair Portsmouth VA expert.

Garage Door Spring Repair Instructions

You need to remove the garage door spring covers. If they are not present, you will have to remove them by removing garage door panel screws placed at discrete locations along the perimeter of garage doors. Make sure that the garage door is properly supported when garage door panels are removed.

Then, you need to disconnect garage door cables from garage door rollers and remove the pin or cup-shaped fasteners, which secure garage door spring(s) to the garage door header bracket. Remove garage door springs from garage overhead tracks. To remove garage door roller brackets from garage door header track, you need to insert the garage door roller removal bar into the garage door roller brackets slot. You can then remove garage door rollers from garage door header track.