Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

The Benefits of Insulating Your Garage Door

Closeup of Exposed Insulation in Wall of Home

One of the first things a visitor will notice about your home is the garage door, which not only drives curb appeal but also is the largest entrance into your house. Because of its size, garage door installers will tell you a garage door is a huge source of energy and heat loss in your home. Thanks to a faulty garage door, you may experience colder rooms in the winter, humid and hot rooms during the summer, and money unnecessarily wasted on heating and cooling expenses.

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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 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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