Most overhead garage door springs are designed for about 10,000 – 12,000 cycles and usually last for about seven years. A compete cycle is an opening and closing of the garage door. The exact number of cycles that a spring will provide depends on the size and weight of the garage door. Additional garage door features such as glass, added insulation, or even multiple coats of paint will add weight to the garage door thereby reducing the lifespan of the springs. Regions that tend to have harsher weather conditions such as extreme heat, humidity, or cold can also add stress to the springs.
How To Tell if You Need New Garage Door Springs
Due to the fact that garage door spring provide the lifting force to open your door, the most common sign that your springs need to be replaced is a door that does not open or close. Springs are mounted horizontally above the top edge of your door. You should regularly examine your springs to make sure they are in good working order. If you notice a gap or a crack in the springs, then you need to get them replaced. The best thing to do in this situation is to contact a service professional who specializes in overhead door service and repairs.
Bill’s Doors Garage Door Spring Services
Bill’s Doors is a leading NJ contractor specializing in garage door spring repair. We provide professional expertise, exceptional customer service and quality construction! If you are experiencing garage door spring troubles, call us today at: (908) 369-0447 or (732) 968-8183 to receive a free estimate on spring replacement or to schedule a service call!