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How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?

How Long Do Garage Door Springs Last?

Usually garage door springs lifespan is measured in the number of cycles they can preform before they break. While basic manufacturer springs typically last 5,000 cycles, oil tempered springs perform better and can last up to 10,000 cycles. However, Friendly Garage Door spring manufacturer has developed their Super Life springs which are rated for 80,000 cycles 16 times longer than standard manufacturer grade springs.

Calculating Lifespan

To calculate the lifespan of a garage door spring needs to consider how many times it opens and closes each day and other factors such as family vacations and time away from home. For example if a family of four were to open and close their garage door 10 times per day for 350 days a year, this would equate to 3,500 cycles annually.

With these calculations in mind:

Standard manufacturer springs will last approximately 4 years.

Oil-tempered springs will last around 6 years.

Friendly Garage Door Super-Life springs will last over 10 years.

Warranties and Service

Most garage door springs come with 2 years warranties every few years needs to have someone replace the springs. With Super Life springs from Friendly Garage Door Service they come with a 3 years warranty and the technicians replace both springs, saving hundreds of dollars in labor costs throughout the super life springs.

Choosing The Right Springs

When selecting the right spring for a garage door it is important to consider its IPPT (inch-pounds-per-turn) wire size, wire length and whether it is left or right hand wound. Since most garage doors weigh more than 100 pounds it is best to have a professional complete calculations about the weight of your specific door in order to determine the correct size spring needed, sometimes one may be enough while other times two may be required.

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