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Stop Water From Getting Through Your Garage Door

Traffic Sign Partially Submerged by Floodwater

Is there a worse feeling than coming home to discover water damage to your personal property? Probably not, and one of the most notorious spots where water damage originates is inside your garage, often due to its exposure to the exterior of your home.

Consequently, keeping water from entering through the garage door and working with a garage door installation company to protect your belongings seems like a good option. Even small leaks – the kind where you say “Oh, I’ll get to that before it rains the next time …” – can lead to bigger problems. Water damage isn’t a given.

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

Man preparing to replace garage door's broken torsion springs by cleaning wrench with white cloth

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?

Black and white image of a man hiding his face behind a question mark sign, showing confusion about his garage door issue

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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