How to Extend the Lifespan of Your Garage Door

Like anything in our homes, garage doors wear out. There are many different moving parts including torsion springs, rollers, and the track. All of these are under pressure with each use. Over time, they can start to wear out. The life expectancy of common torsion springs is around 10,000 cycles. Then, there is the door itself. The tempered and hardened steel has to experience a lot of tremendous force each and every time the garage door opens and closes. So, how do you extend the lifespan of your garage door? Do Regular Inspections Like anything mechanical, things don’t fail suddenly. This may sound odd because you have had things like your car experience major breakdowns. But, if you know what to look for then there are warning signs. This is what we mean by they don’t fail suddenly. Doing a regular inspection of your garage door can clue you into potential problems. You want to inspect the door itself. You want to make sure there are no bends, cracks, or signs of excessive wear. You want to inspect the track. Is there any bending or cracks there. You want to look for the same things on the torsion springs and rollers. There is the Sound You probably don’t notice the sound that your garage door makes as it opens and closes. But, sound is a great indicator that something may be wrong. You want to listen a few times so you know what the door sounds like normally. If you notice any change in these sounds then it can signal that a part is wearing out. You Aren’t Alone...