Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last and How to Tell When They Need Replacing

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In our experience of maintaining and replacing garage door springs in Northglenn, Boulder and the surrounding area, good quality springs can be expected to last for around 7-9 years or so before they will need replacing. However, the exact length of time will depend on a number of factors: poor quality springs could wear out in as little as a year, and springs on garage doors that are opened and closed far more frequently than normal will also wear out or fail considerably sooner. There are a couple of tests that can be performed to determine whether your garage door springs need replacing but before we get into that, let’s look at the two main types of springs that are commonly used in garage door opening mechanisms.

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Why Is Your Garage Door Opening by Itself?

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Of all the garage door problems that may be encountered by homeowners across the world, the mysterious self-opening door is certainly one of the more perplexing. Your door may have functioned normally for many years and then one day, out of the blue, it suddenly starts to open of its own accord. Without a button on the remote opener being pressed, it starts to move as if it has a mind of its own, and doesn’t stop until it is fully open.

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Aesthetic Considerations When Installing a New Garage Door

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When you are choosing a new garage door, it is important to consider how durable it is likely to be, whether it is well insulated and how much it will cost but aside from these practical considerations there is the matter of aesthetics: what will your new door look like once it has been installed? Will it complement your home or will it stick out like a sore thumb? Is it in keeping with the aesthetics of your neighborhood or will it make your home look like it doesn’t quite belong? To make sure that you do not make a big mistake when ordering a new door, consider the guidelines in the following sections. As experienced garage door installers, we have helped many local homeowners to pick the perfect doors for their properties.

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