Garage Door Spring Longevity
TYPES OF GARAGE DOOR SPRINGS
Since, as stated above, most garage door spring’s longevity is categorized in cycles, you can estimate that the average house opens and closes the garage at least 4 times a day. So when working with a 10,000 cycle garage door spring, this usage would translate to a spring that lasts around 7 years – so higher cycle springs can last anywhere from 13-20 years!
CAUSES OF GARAGE DOOR SPRING EARLY DEGRADATION
EXTENDING GARAGE DOOR SPRING LONGEVITY
Make sure to spray springs with a silicone coating every 3 months to prevent rust. Don’t use WD-40 – a lubricant, NOT silicone coating spray – especially if your car is parked in your garage. WD-40 is corrosive to paint. In cold weather, try to warm up the garage if possible before opening it using a space heater. Then, as you open the garage, listen carefully for any creaking sounds – if you hear it, quickly shut the garage and contact a licensed garage door spring repair expert as soon as possible.