How Long Does A Garage Door Last?Garage door warranties vary, but manufacturers typically cover their products for about three years. Estimates on longevity are based around usage, but most experts believe the average garage door should last between 15–30 years, depending on construction quality, maintenance, and local climate conditions. Automatic garage door openers normally provide 10–15 years of reliable service.

Spring Mechanism

One of the most important components in a garage door assembly is the spring mechanism, which includes the torsion springs and tension springs. A standard garage door spring has a design life of 20,000 cycles while tension springs should last between 5,000 to 10,000 cycles. A cycle represents opening and closing the door one time. Obviously, the more the door is used, the sooner the springs will break down. Life expectancy of a 10,000-cycle spring determined by daily use:

● 2 times daily = about 14 years
● 4 times daily = about 7 years
● 6 times daily = about 5 years
● 8 times daily = about 3 years

Garage Door Maintenance

You can extend the natural lifecycle of your garage door and the related components by adhering to a simple garage door maintenance plan. A garage door that is well-maintained will last longer and require fewer costly repairs. Most garage door installers provide regular maintenance services for customers that are uncomfortable or unfamiliar with garage door operation. Maximizing garage door longevity includes regularly cleaning and lubricating critical parts.
Garage Doors – should be cleaned at least semi-annually with a mixture of mild detergent and water. Waxed steel doors are more resistant to the effects of severe weather. Wooden doors that are repainted at the first sign of peeling or chipping will last much longer than unprotected doors.
Door sensors – play a critical role in safety and proper operation. They keep the door from opening if there is an obstruction in the pathway. Keep the area around the sensor free of cobwebs, and the sensor eye should be cleaned regularly with a dry cloth.
Springs, hinges, and rollers – apply a light coat of lubricant every 3-6 months. A common penetrating oil or spray graphite compound will work well, but heavy oils tend to accumulate more dirt and grime.

Professional Garage Door Services In The Twin Cities

If you need a repair work or new garage door installed on your property, contact Rise & Shine Garage Doors at (612) 886-9606 anytime, 24/7. We offer competitive pricing and a 5% discount for AAA Members, Military and seniors and will give you excellent customer service and always complete the highest quality work.

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

Recent news about COVID-19 is unfortunate for many of our customers and our local businesses. As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start the Pause phase of the recent Executive Order, our team at Rise & Shine Garage Doors would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Rise & Shine Garage Doors has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. We continue to follow the plan we set in place in March when this pandemic began and will continue to do so. These are the changes we have made to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations will be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher and Alex Johantgen

Rise & Shine Garage Doors Team

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