Life Span of a Garage Door Spring

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Every garage door has a system of springs that help keep the door in balance. They are responsible for most of the heavy lifting for opening and closing the garage door.


Garage door springs are rated in something that is called cycles. A cycle is classified as the garage door going up once and back down once. Most spring systems are rated (or will last) for around 10,000 cycles. For most people, this will last around 7 to 10 years, but it really depends on how often your garage door is used.


At some point all springs will break – it is inevitable. When a spring breaks, your garage door will not go up, so don’t wait until the springs have already broken to replace them, this will end up causing more damage.


The biggest reason springs break is the simple reason of wear and tear. Another common culprit of broken springs is rust. By spraying it down with WD-40 three or four times a year, you can prevent dust buildup.


Replacing garage door springs can be extremely dangerous. Accidents, injuries and deaths can occur if you do not know what you are doing. If you think you need to have garage door spring replacement, seek out a professional garage door repair service.

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