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Garage Door Replacement: Average Lifespan of a Garage Panel


How Long Does a Garage Door Panel LastWhen investing in a new garage door, it’s normal to wonder how long it might actually last you. The good news is that the average garage door lifespan is fairly long – often between 10 to 30 years.

However, how long your garage panel will last depend on numerous factors including:

  • The type of material
  • How well you take care of it
  • Weather
  • Manufacturer
  • Build quality

Garage Door Lifespan for Homes

If you bought a lower quality door, then there’s a good chance it will rust early or not last as long as you want it to. No matter what type of garage door you have, it’s important to keep it clean and protected from the outside elements. For example, wood garage doors should have a sealant applied to help protect the wood.

If you noticed your panel is starting to look worn down, then you might want to consider buying a new garage door. A new panel does have certain advantages with it, besides aesthetics. A new panel often provides superior insulation which can help keep not only your garage temperature cool but your home as well. This means a reduced heating and cooling cost. Furthermore, a new panel can significantly increase your home’s curb appeal and the value of your home as well.

Simple DIY Garage Door Repair Tasks

There are many simple repairs you can do to your garage door yourself that will keep it working more efficiently. About every six months, you should inspect the rollers and tracks. Look for any missing, worn or broken rollers. You should also go over them with a coat of garage door lubricant. If any rollers are stuck, soak them in kerosene. Use an old toothbrush to work the kerosene into the cracks. Steel wool does wonders at getting out the rust. You should also lubricate the pulleys on extension-spring openers and probably your torsion-spring bearings as well as the torsion-springs themselves.