for July 2024


It’s very dangerous attempting to replacing a garage door springs unless you have experienced. This normally requires special equipment. A garage spring when it breaks give off a very loud bang. If you hear a loud bang when opening or closing the garage door, it’s probably a BROKEN GARAGE DOOR SPRING. If the garage door opener is straining to open the garage door, it may be a BROKEN SPRING. If the door cocks to one side when you try to open it, it may be a BROKEN DOOR SPRING. Even if your garage door opens your placing great amount of strain on the garage door opener and if you continue to use the garage door opener you may damage parts on the opener.

Most garage door spring last between 6 to 12 years on average. Sometimes garage door springs can last up to 20 to 25 years. The more often you use your garage door the less often garage door springs normally break. People that use their garages primarily for storage and open their garage doors once a month normally will have more broken springs then someone that uses their garage door every day. The average two car garage door is opened 6 to 10 times per day. Garage doors, garage door openers are made to be used. We carry the largest selection of torsion springs and Holmes one-piece garage door springs such as Holmes p9x28, p7x28, 5x28, 3x28, SL7x28 garage door springs on our trucks compare to any other garage door company. Call now for fast and professional service.


We sell the best GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS for wood and metal one-piece and sectional garage doors. Sectional garage door springs, on average last 8 to 12 years. BROKEN GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS are caused by a verity of factors. When pouring the steel to make the wire for the springs if all air bubbles don’t escape it can cause the garage door spring wire to fault at a later date under pressure. When the springs are being heat treating if the wire doesn’t cool evenly, any inconsistence in its cooling can cause a fault under pressure over time. Garage door springs when they break if they’re older the 5 years of age you should replace all of them. Why? Because it is cheaper and more cost effective to replace the other nonbroken springs then to pay for a second service call within a short period of time of the next spring breaking.

Broken Sectional garage door springs on average take between 45 minutes and 90 minutes depending on if there is one spring or two springs the repair costs of broken sectional torsion garage door springs with labor are between $ 145.00 to $ 335.00 on average. Broken one-piece garage door springs will range in price including labor $ 105.00 to 275.00 on up for standard garage door springs. We offer same day service in most cases of garage door spring repair. Please call us for all your garage door spring needs.

Check the Garage Door Opener Sensors
Garage door openers rely on safety sensors when closing. For the Genie, Liftmaster and Chamberlain model garage door openers in 2024, the sensors are the small black boxes located on the sides of the garage door opening at the bottom, sometimes with a small red or green light.

You’ll know if the sensors aren’t properly aligned or have gone bad if your door refuses to close. Even if the photocells are bad the garage door will always open but once again the door won’t close. It’s a good idea to check them every now and then for dust, leaves or spider webs.

Visual Inspection
Look over your garage door and its working parts each month if possible. It doesn’t take a professional garage door installer, but a quick once over lets you if you see broken or worn out parts you need to call a garage door company. Increase your familiarity with the springs, cables, pulleys, bolts, and rollers with a visual monthly inspection, and in the meantime, it doesn’t hurt to view our videos on YouTube

Signs of wear and tear should be addressed as soon as possible, but don’t try to fix anything yourself, that’s when a professional steps in. Attempting to involve yourself with the tension springs and various cables can result in serious injury, which is why garage door accidents steadily remained high.

The springs or cables could snap, and you don’t want to be anywhere near them when they do!

Test the Reverse Function at least one a year
The reverse function is often viewed as the saving grace on automatic garage door openers. 2024 model garage door opener manufacturers install reversing functions on every garage door opener. However, as research has shown us, even with the reverse function on all new garage door openers, accidents still happen.

Periodically checking the reverse function of your automatic garage door could save you from having an accident later take two seconds to do so. You can test this function by sticking an object in the pathway of the photocells, then pressing the button to close the garage door. The object can be a roll of paper towels standing upright or a box you may have lying around. If the garage door opener photocells don’t recognize that there is an obstruction in its way, then you need to replace them.

Keep your hand and fingers away from the garage doors
There won’t be a definitive report as to how many homeowners in 2024 experience pinched fingers from a garage door, it’s safe to assume that the number is large.

Getting your fingers caught in the garage door is a trip to the hospital, which leads to this very important rule of watch your hand and fingers! Refrain from trying to repair the garage door because it’s better left to the professionals compared to someone getting hurt.

Keep the Garage Code Secret
It’s best to keep your garage door code a secret. Don’t let your kids or family member give it out. By neglecting to do so, you could be compromising the safety of your home, and this is especially true if you have a door that leads from the garage to inside of the house.

Criminals go to great lengths to get into your home the garage is and easy place to start. It’s importance to keep the garage code to yourself.

New Genie Garage Door Openers WiFi
Most new garage door openers have wifi which is more convenient than the old-fashioned door openers. For many of these smart door apps let you see if you’ve left the door open accidentally, an oversight that all of us are frequently guilty of. You can also open or close your garage doors from out of town. So, if your getting a package delivered or your kids lose their house keys you can open the garage door from work where you don’t need to run home to let them in.

Learn How to Manually Operate Your Garage Door
Earthquakes, power outages, storms or malfunctions are all capable of dismantling your garage door opener, rendering it useless. In the state of California, the new law mandates all new garage door openers have a battery backup. Having a battery backup will be very helpful in power outages. If you don’t have a battery backup by taking the time to learn how to operate the garage door without power, you can save yourself time in the event power goes out and ensure your home’s security.

Your owner’s manual is an excellent source of information, not only on how to operate the garage door without power but all of the other parts that make up the door and opener.

Don’t Take Garage Door Safety Lightly
Don’t underestimate your garage door and be part of the statistics of yearly accidents caused by them. Garage doors are the heaviest door in the house, weighing 200 to 500 pounds. That’s why the garage door should be treated with respect, caution for safety.

Call us a professional when your garage door or opener isn’t working the way it should. By oiling and inspecting the garage door each month yourself, you’ll be able to stay ahead of the curve before an accident happens.
Thank You
Joseph Lucey
Owner of New Garage Door Springs for 43 years.