Waking up to a broken garage door is a nightmare for anyone with a busy schedule. Everything gets put on hold. Opening the door yourself can be dangerous and cause damage to the door, the garage itself, or your back! A common problem for garage owners is a broken garage door spring. This is not an easy fix. You will need a professional with the right tools who can help you get back on track.
There are a number of factors that determine how long your garage door springs will last. The most obvious is the spring itself. Springs range from 10K-30K uses depending on their size and the weight of the door. If you open your garage door 3 times a day, that’s about 1,000 times in a year, which means your average spring is going to last about 9 years. If your spring is lifting a very heavy door, those numbers might change. The climate in your area needs to be accounted for too, humidity and extreme heat or cold can affect the lifespan of your garage door springs.
Replacing garage door springs is a very dangerous job and not one you should do yourself. It is important to find a professional with the right tools to keep your garage door working safely.
The best way to avoid garage door problems is to practice proper garage door maintenance. It is recommended that you oil the garage door spring, rollers and hinges at least twice every year. You can find good quality garage door lubricants at your local hardware store. If you need help with garage maintenance or repair, visit our website or contact one of our professionals. We have offered fast repairs and free estimates since 1982; we are committed to providing exceptional quality at affordable rates for all types of doors and openers.