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What’s the Lifespan of a New Garage Door Installation?


The Estimated Lifespan of a Garage Door

How Long Do Garage Doors LastThe average lifespan of a garage door can vary depending on many factors. The quality of material, how often you take care of it, and how often it’s used all play a part in determining its life expectancy. On average, a good quality garage door should last 15 to 30 years.

Check with your garage door repair company or door manufacturer for information on a warranty. New doors usually come with a warranty that provides coverage against problems like rust and structural defects. In some situations, you may even be able to purchase an extended warranty.

Automatic openers are usually rated for 10 to 15 years and may need replacing before your panel does. A garage door spring is rated in cycles. One cycle equals the door opening and closing a single time. The average spring usually lasts 10,000 cycles, which translate to about 14 years if you use it twice a day.

To get the most out of your door, be sure to purchase high-quality parts and perform frequent tune-ups and maintenance checks throughout the year.

How to Troubleshoot a Garage Door That Won’t Open

Is your garage door no longer opening? There are a lot of parts on a garage door, so it’s not always easy to figure out what’s causing the problem. And many homeowners will spend money trying to replace parts they think are broken. One of the simplest things to check for is if your garage door spring broke. There are usually one or two springs above the door. Be careful not to tamper with them as they are dangerous. You can visually inspect them and look for signs of damage. If they’re split clean in two, then it’s time for replacements.