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.
Garage Door Maintenance
It is crucial to get your garage door serviced often to avoid major repairs and catch any potential problems ahead of time. Common issues like broken cables and springs are examples of common problems when it comes to costly repairs.
It is recommended that you lubricate all moving parts of your garage door 3-5 times a year. The springs can break or rust due to intense temperature changes. The technicians at Trusty Garage Doors can help you schedule this ahead of time to avoid costly repairs.
Ensuring your door is not heady and the springs are doing their job correctly is a great way to also avoid putting strain on the garage door motor.
Garage Door Off Track
The situation can go from bad to worse very quickly – we strongly advise that you call a trusted professional so you can avoid having to purchase a new door. In some instances, we can help you salvage the door before a replacement is needed.
It is crucial that you do not touch or cut the cables, or use the door while it is off its tracks as this can only further increase the risk of injury and damage. Some doors are still salvageable when they are off track which is why it is important to call as soon as you notice an issue.
Garage Door Installation
Although the installation time can vary, it typically takes about 2-4 hours on a day of your choosing. When you purchase a new garage door, it is very important to ensure that the measurements are correct to avoid any delays in the installation process. (It is important to note that custom-ordered doors will typically have longer wait times than standard doors.)
Your new garage door will come with all of the hardware needed for installation, but the motor is not considered hardware and will need to be purchased separately. However, if you have an existing motor, our technicians can connect it to your new door to save you money.
Garage Door Repair at an Affordable rate
As we battle hyperinflation, we do our best to try to stay below fair market value to ensure long-term relationships with our customers. We offer many discounts for AARP members, the military, police, firemen, and teachers. We do our best to keep our prices competitive and unbeatable.
We keep overhead low without sacrificing the quality in parts so that we can ensure you’re getting the most competitive market price.
We pride ourselves on ensuring we build long-lasting relationships. We offer premium work at a unbeatable price. We do our best to match prices and stand behind our work and expertise.
We tell our customers to be careful with what companies they work with, as there are companies with no insurance or warranties to stand behind their work and parts.
How Often Should i get my Garage Door Maintenance
It’s easy to ignore our garage doors and their maintenance, but this allows issues and problems to build up over time, causing expensive repairs. Garage door maintenance is an integral part of keeping the door operating smoothly and efficiently.
We recommend you service your door every 3-6 months with garage door lubricant to ensure that the moving metal parts are lubricated and have no friction as this causes major stress. You can either do this task yourself we can put you on our premium maintenance schedule so you can be worry free. Call us now and as for a maintenance lube offer.