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Garage door repair

My garage door opener broke down yesterday. A friend looked at it and said that the spring has broken and will need to be replaced.

I'm going to have someone come in and replace it. But, I don't want to get ripped off, so just wondering what's a reasonable price to pay for a garage door spring replacement (parts + labor). Has anyone had experience with this and know what a fair price would be?

Also, if you have recommendations for a reliable person to do this in the GTA-area, please let me know. Thanks everyone!
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rpw_1 wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 9:43 pm
My garage door opener broke down yesterday. A friend looked at it and said that the spring has broken and will need to be replaced.

I'm going to have someone come in and replace it. But, I don't want to get ripped off, so just wondering what's a reasonable price to pay for a garage door spring replacement (parts + labor). Has anyone had experience with this and know what a fair price would be?

Also, if you have recommendations for a reliable person to do this in the GTA-area, please let me know. Thanks everyone!
I was quoted $200 for a single spring change. I ended up replacing both myself for $75. Easy to do as long as you follow proper safety guidelines. Hardest part was finding the springs. Nobody wanted to sell one because they want to charge $200+ for 30min of work and a $20 spring (their cost).
http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instructi ... prings.php
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engineered wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 10:18 pm
I was quoted $200 for a single spring change. I ended up replacing both myself for $75. Easy to do as long as you follow proper safety guidelines. Hardest part was finding the springs. Nobody wanted to sell one because they want to charge $200+ for 30min of work and a $20 spring.
http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instructi ... prings.php
Great, thank you! That's helpful to know.
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We bought a new door and the springs came with spring winders you could use a socket with. Best thing ever.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Jerico wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 1:13 am
We bought a new door and the springs came with spring winders you could use a socket with. Best thing ever.
Ah nice. I'm guessing that would make it really easy to replace.
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There are several threads on this if you do a search on RFD.

I ended up using Open Sesame, believe they charged $250 for both springs last year. I only had 1 broken but decided to change both. After watching these 2 guys install them, I'm certainly glad I didn't attempt DIY! Even lubricated and adjusted the pulleys so the garage door worked more smoothly.

https://homestars.com/companies/218898-open-sesame

Also saw quite a few good RFD reviews on this guy:
http://www.mogagaragedoors.com/
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engineered wrote:
Mar 19th, 2017 10:18 pm
I was quoted $200 for a single spring change. I ended up replacing both myself for $75. Easy to do as long as you follow proper safety guidelines. Hardest part was finding the springs. Nobody wanted to sell one because they want to charge $200+ for 30min of work and a $20 spring.
http://ddmgaragedoors.com/diy-instructi ... prings.php
Ok now tell everyone where they got a garage door spring for $20???
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DIrty-D wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 5:40 pm
Ok now tell everyone where they got a garage door spring for $20???
I said I spent $75 on the springs. $20 is referring to what the installer pays for the spring. It's probably even less than than that.
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No one will come to your house for less than $150
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.

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