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.
8/23/2022 06:09:06 pm
I found this blog interesting. It is very informative and helpful to all the readers. Thank you for sharing this blog.
12/12/2022 02:44:12 am
It's great that you mentioned how a garage door's springs could have limited cycles of about 10,000 and last for about 13 years. My father recently told me that the garage door at his home with my mom has been closing too fast recently, and it worries him because he wants to ensure my mom won't get hurt. I should find broken garage door spring repair services near his area so that he can deal with it.
12/31/2022 03:09:40 pm
1/5/2023 10:41:00 am
It really helped when you talked about understanding how long your garage door could last without replacement. I believe that my parent's garage door needs to be inspected since the last time I was there, I noticed that the door made weird noises when opening and closing, so I'll call them to ask about their door's age. Thank you for explaining that you'd replace your door's springs eventually.
1/11/2023 04:10:42 pm
Thanks so much for talking about the life expectancy of garage springs so you know when to replace them. My cousin has been talking about how his garage door is making awful noises when it opens and he's worried that something is broken or worn. We've been looking into hiring some professionals to come to take a look at and repair the thing so he can start using is again.
2/21/2023 10:05:05 am
My garage door has been having issues with opening, and I'm not sure what to do about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a garage door specialist to help me out with this. That seems like a good way to ensure that I put things together properly.
Leave a Reply.
Helpful Garage Door DIY repairs and FAQs
Mia is the customer service coordinator. She answers all questions regarding accounts, products, services, and the blog.
Call for professional garage door repair!