My Garage Door Spring Needs Replaced, Can I Do-It-Myself?



phoenix DIY garage door spring replacement

So the typical case goes something like this…

Its movie night. You and the family are relaxing watching the latest Pixar flick, and BANG. You’re sure the noise didn’t come from your home theater; so you get up, look around and find nothing. It’s not till Monday morning, you’re leaving the house (already late of course) and you discover that the additional sound affect during movie night was nothing more than a broken garage door spring….Great right.

No Worries

It’s not really as bad as it may seem. Broken garage door springs are the most common of all garage door repairs. Garage door springs hold the entire weight of the garage door. They also open and close the garage door. The average door is about 300 lbs; so it’s not much of a surprise that eventually your garage door spring, or springs, will break.


Now comes the question…

Q: Should I Fix My Garage Door Spring Myself?

A: Don’t be a hero. I know it’s great entry to add to your Man-Card; better yet, tooting your own horn over dinner as you explain to your wife how you fixed it yourself, in spite of everything you read online that said not to try it.  However, unless you’re, at the least a handyman by trade, it is advised that you pass on this one. After all, why would you do it yourself when you could call A&R Garage Door 🙂 and we’ll take care of it for less than $200.00? Alternatively, if you don’t live in the Phoenix, AZ area, or still wish to make a run at it see below for a complete DIY garage door spring replacement walk-though.

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How bad could it be?

  1. It’s fairly dangerous; the energy stored in a spring is certainly enough to injury break things.
  2. It’s an involved process and can prove to be more challenging when you don’t have the right tools.
  3. Finding the right parts can be difficult and we all know what it’s like to go to the parts store, have our work space ready to go only to find out you have the wrong part.

Now, I totally get it.You may be like me, needing to give your home improvement project the old college try, before calling some stranger to come into your home to take your hard earned dollar — Tim Taylor would be proud, Oooh! Aaah!


DIY Garage Door Spring Replacement

The link below is a great DIY garage door spring replacement walk-through. The spring replacement walk-through below is put together very well and is created by a reputable company that knows their stuff. It’s also a great way to get an overview of what goes into replacing your broken garage door spring in case your curious. Additionally, it includes step-by-step pictures and video to take you through each part of the DIY garage door spring replacement home project.


diy GARAGE door spring replacement


Be sure if you decided to do this yourself that you take the outlined precautions. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call me. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


We Repair Broken Springs for Less than $200…

If you’re not sure that this is a job for you, no shame in possibly saving a day or two of your time and hiring us, or a local garage door repair company. We typically charge less than $200 for a spring replacement repair; it may very well be the best $200 you’ll spend all year.

I have literally over 20 years experience in replacing garage door springs and garage doors. In less than a few hours, from the time you pick up the phone and call, I can have your garage door spring replaced and back in business.

Thank you for visiting our website and feel free to check out our monthly specials, we normally have a Spring Replacement Special. For all your garage door needs:

  • Broken spring replacement
  • Garage door & opener repair
  • New garage door & opener installation
  • Do-it-Yourself springs and parts
  • Section Replacements
  • Broken Cable Replacements
  • Garage door off track

A&R Garage Door Repair 
Family Owned & Operated
Ronald Cruse | Owner
P: 602-427-7808
Glendale, AZ 85302

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Just mention this article and I’ll be happy to waive any emergency garage door service call fees!

Full service and repair garage door company. Specializing in spring repair and replacement. We have the right spring for your garage door. We are among the lowest cost and most affordable garage door repair company in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Glendale, Surprise, Tempe and Mesa AZ.