How Long Do Garage Door Parts Last?
Ignoring the necessary maintenance of your garage door can have more dire consequences than one might think. Aging parts, especially when exposed to the elements of heat and time, may cause them to weaken or become worn out – leading to an eventual breakdown in functionality if left unchecked. A regular inspection schedule should be put into place for the optimal performance of all system components related to your garage door!
The largest parts on your garage door will typically last anywhere from 5-15 years. This includes your garage door springs, the door itself, and the motor.
However, smaller parts likely won’t last as long. From our experience, garage door hardware has an average life shelf of about 3-8 years, while the rollers and weather stripping can go bad every 2-4 years.
Some Things You May Notice With Aged Parts
- Rollers may bend or stop spinning which will make it harder for the garage door to open and close. This will cause unnecessary noise and friction and will put the door at risk of coming off track.
- Rusted springs (especially with a super heavy door) will often cause more wear and tear on the motor as they can no longer lift the door due to tension issues.