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Most Common Garage Door Repair Costs

When your garage door fails to operate properly, it shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg to get it going again. (Photo by Summer Galyan)


Garage door repairs can sneak up on you.

If your garage door won’t open, don’t panic. There are a number of repairs that might fix the problem and you can avoid buying an entirely new garage door.

There are two main parts to a garage door system: the garage door and the garage door opener, which controls the door's movement. And most homeowners trust that both will work together harmoniously — until they don’t. Review this list of the most common garage door repairs and costs.

Avoid DIY Garage Door Installation

Installing a garage door without the proper training, experience or equipment can lead to a serious injury or costly repairs.

A broken garage door spring

One of the most common repairs is a broken garage door spring.

“Every spring on every garage door will break,” says Jim Rice, owner of Broad Ripple Overhead Doors & Openers in Indianapolis. “After so many thousand times up and down, it gets metal fatigue and snaps. At least once a year, you should disconnect the garage door springs and lift the door up manually to see how well it’s balanced. Unless you hear metal screeching or something breaks, you don’t need us.”

Garage door springs can range in cost between $50 and $100 each. Some doors require one spring, while others require two. After the cost of materials and labor, the average cost to replace a garage door spring is between $200 and $300.

How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Garage Door Spring?

A broken garage door spring is something that should be repaired immediately.

Broken garage door cable

If you notice that your garage door cable is frayed or even broken, you’ll need to replace it. While the cable may seem a simple thing, it can keep the garage door from slamming shut on you or your car should the spring break.

The cable itself isn’t very expensive, but the installation can take some time. Hiring a professional to replace a broken garage door cable can cost anywhere from $150 to $200.