Many times we get asked, how long does a garage door spring last? There are many factors that cause garage door springs to break.
Lets start with a perfectly balanced garage door with all parts moving in sync and in new condition. A standard spring built for 10,000 cycles should last about 13 years if used at 2 cycles per day. Most people use there door more than two cycles a day, especially if you park your car in there. So let's say if you run 4 cycles a day you are down to about 6-7 years.
Now lets say if you have an older door with some other parts that may not be worn out but are a few years old at the time your replace your springs.. A garage door part, like cables for instance, that are not at their 100% functioning ability put a bit more strain on the springs to pick up their work. That is also a factor when determining how long springs should last.
We always tell customers expect about 7-10 years. If you want more time out of your springs and use your garage door more than 2 cycles a day, look for higher cycle springs if applicable.
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