Garage Door Springs

Garage Door Springs

Single Garage Door Spring with Nylon Bearing

Starting at $99.00

Double Garage Door- Springs with Nylon-Bearing

Double Garage Door Springs with Nylon Bearing

Starting at $179.00

Garage Door Springs

Springs by Door Weight

Starting at $119.00

How to measure your residential Torsion Springs:

Myth: Torsion Springs are dangerous.

Reality: I am here to tell you that with the right tools and a little know-how, you can easily change your Garage Doors Springs yourself! This can easily save you hundreds of dollars in labour costs and help you get your door back up and running in no time at all!!

The biggest issue folks run into is their door not balancing (The definition of not balancing would be that your door is very heavy at the bottom and fast at the top when opening or vice versa).

if your door worked great before your spring broke all we need is a few easy measurements. Let us show you how to measure your springs correctly. If your door did not work well before the spring broke, then perhaps it did not have the correct spring size. Check out our video on how to weigh your door to determine the correct spring size.

Step 1

Let’s loosen the set screws on the broken spring and push it back together, so there is no gap where the spring broke. Measure the total length of the spring without the aluminum cones – see the picture below for reference.

** Do not include cones in your measurement.

Spring Length

Step 2

Now it is time to see what size spring you are dealing with. We are going to measure 20 coils starting in the middle (the middle tends to be the tightest area to give accurate measurements). Please see the picture below for reference.

Mesuring The Coils

Step 3

Breathe, you are halfway there!

Step 4

Time to measure the inside diameter. Most residential springs are 1.75” or 2”. The inside diameter is determined by measuring from the middle of the coil of one side to the other side. Please see the picture below for reference.

** In some cases, you may see the measurement written on the aluminum cone – see the example picture below.


Step 5

HORRAY!! Last Step!!  This is the easiest of all!

From the inside of your garage, looking out towards your driveway, you will need to see what side your broken spring is on; this will determine the wind of the spring.

If the spring is on the left side from the center, it is a right-hand wind (RHW). If it is on the right-hand side from the center, it is a left-hand wind (LHW).  See the reference picture below.

On a 2-spring system, it is always recommended to replace both springs at the same time. You can gamble… You gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run ... oh wait ... off track …  and replace just one. but the other one will break, whether it is minutes, hours, weeks etc, so save yourself money and time with no additional shipping and downtime and order a pair today.

Determining Spring wind direction


Okay Okay… all jokes set aside…Time to get serious for a moment.

WARNING: Garage door hardware and springs can cause serious injury or death if not handled with care and installed properly. Installation by a professional should be considered.

In order to attempt to install springs and/or hardware yourself, you NEED the following: Proper winding bars (this is no time to skimp out and use large Phillips screwdrivers or socket extensions from your rachet set or anything else than professional winding bars – by not using the proper tools your story can become a tragedy and a warning to others), mechanical aptitude and be physical able – always read the instructions before you begin (yes this is for you stubborn men and women out there) working.

** Remember to remove tension from torsion springs and extension springs as well as bottom brackets before you begin to do any work