Can You Fix a Garage Door Spring Yourself?

Homeowners are often thrown into a panic when they’re unable to close their garage door all the way and it becomes stuck, leaving them with two options; to drive over it or pay someone hundreds of dollars, sometimes thousands, to come out and fix it. But this doesn’t have to be your first choice in terms of what you’re willing to do. Fixing and replacing garage door springs can be dangerous. You risk serious injury if you are not familiar with the proper way to fix or replace springs.


Before you attempt to repair or adjust a garage door spring, make sure your garage door is disconnected from its power source. Garage door spring repair Hampton VA can be easy to fix but it all depends on your level of expertise, and also the type of garage door spring that you have. If you have a broken torsion spring, it is quite simple to replace it, as long as you know how to do it.

Torsion springs are the most common type of springs used in residential garage doors. These springs are twisted around a horizontal axis and attached to the header. On top of the door, they are attached to a drum or spool by a winding cone. The winding cone allows you to adjust the tension of the spring so you can open and close your garage door properly.

The springs play an important role in keeping your door in place when it is being opened or closed. They are made of steel wire with a protective covering, meaning they can last for years if they are properly maintained and looked after.

Here’s what you will need:

  • A hole saw with a 1-inch diameter bit
  • Drill and driver for your hole saw (a drill will not work)

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