While there is no exact number of years you can guarantee your garage door will last, you can generally expect it to work well for anywhere between 15 and 30 years. There are many factors which can influence the longevity of your garage door, including how frequently it is used, the construction, durability and even the weather and environment in which you live. There are things that you can do to protect and extend the life of your garage door. Here are some tips to help the longevity of your garage doors:
1. Regular maintenance: The longevity of your garage door largely depends on how well your springs are working. Your springs can be lubricated and checked each year and replaced before they break to keep your door working well. Regular maintenance can also include checking for potential problems with sensors, cables, wire rope, alignment and lights.
2. Garage Door opener: You may panic when you push your garage door opener and nothing happens. You may even jump to the conclusion that your entire door is not working. But your garage door opener may be the problem. The lifespan of a garage door opening system is about 10 years, so consider that when you are thinking about potential issues.
3. Check the basics: Sometimes your garage door stops working for a very simple reason. Something inside or outside of your door could be blocking your sensor or you could need to replace batteries in your keypads and/or remote opener.
Garage Door Repair Or Replacement
Deciding whether you should repair or replace your garage door is another decision you will be faced with if your garage is having problems and is more than 10-15 years old. A new garage door can add value to your home and improve its overall curb appeal. The team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors can provide a comprehensive assessment of any issues with your current garage door and outline clearly a plan for repairing the problems. If we believe that a full garage door replacement is a necessary next step, we will explain our reasoning behind that determination and provide you with options for a new door. We can provide you with the pros and cons of repairing versus replacing so that you have the information that you need to make a sound decision. For more information about our garage door repair and replacement services in Minnesota, give us a call at 612-886-9606.