Having to replace any part of an overall garage door or its individual mechanisms is never fun, but it does happen sometimes. This is especially true in garages that are older or have not been well-maintained. Improper installation and deficient original parts are also potential issues.
Door springs are parts in garages that sometimes need to get replaced more than others, since they are a critical component and used so often in the operation or opening and closure of a garage. Finding out garage door spring replacement cost is important for the homeowner.
Some homeowners will put off finding out the cost because they are worried about a huge repair estimate they can not afford. Others shy away a little while because while consultations and estimates from service technicians might be free, they do often come with a heavy sales pitch.
The thing is, as many homeowners discover when they actually look up a garage door spring replacement cost, that these particular parts often run a hundred bucks or less. In many cases, the actual repair and installation can be a do-it-yourself project.
Even those homeowners who are not comfortable doing the project on their own could consider ordering the part on their own and then having a professional service technician come out to put it in. While technicians will of course say they can order the part, they might have a huge markup on the part or just shipping and handling fees for getting it and bringing it.
Some technicians might balk and insist on only using their own parts, but most professionals will be open to doing any business they can get and install your part for you, even if you ordered it and provided it to them by yourself.