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How Long Will My Garage Door System Last?

A garage door system, whether we realize it or not, is something that we employ every day. Because of this, it’s important to secure a quality system and to keep it serviced on a regular basis. Even with these things, however, you may be wondering just how long your garage door system will last. 

Average Lifespan of a Garage Door

Because it has many moving pieces and parts, there are several factors that can affect the lifespan of your door. Some say it can last up to 30 years, while others are more modest in saying 10-15 years. Below are just some of the factors affecting the lifespan of a garage door.

Frequency of Use

One of the first factors affecting the lifespan of a system is how many times you are using it. The more use it gets, the faster it will wear down and require maintenance or a new door altogether.

Type of Garage Door Opener Drive

Another major factor in the lifespan of your garage door system is what type of garage door opener drive you have. Garage doors typically either have chain drives, belt drives, or screw drives. While none of these are bad options, the belt drives have been known to outlast the others.

Performing Routine Maintenance

Lastly, the longevity of your garage door may depend on how often you are getting it serviced. While this may seem superfluous, having your door serviced can catch potential issues before they are major problems. Additionally, it will give attention and servicing to parts that are regularly used, like lubricating rollers and tightening nuts and bolts. 

Increasing the Lifespan of Your Garage Door

So now that you know the factors affecting the lifespan of your system, what are some ways that you can actually increase it? Below are just a few areas homeowners can be proactive in preserving their garage door:

  • Pay Attention to Your Springs –  springs have a set number of cycles in which they will work. Note when your springs were installed or replaced and anticipate when they will need that again.
  • Keep up with the Exterior – Research how to care for the panels of your specific door and make sure you are doing so regularly.
  • Make the Repairs – Have small repairs performed immediately to ensure your door stays in proper working condition. 
  • Read Your Warranty – Not only will this clue you into the lifespan of your system, but you will know when your warranty expires to be diligent with regular servicing.

Call for Servicing Today!

Have you started to notice a decline in the function of your system and need to have it serviced? Then call our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair and make your appointment today. Our team can be at your home and have your garage door working like new in no time.

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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