Looking to replace your garage door but unsure if it’s time? Below you’ll find out if your garage door is ready to be retired.
How long do garage doors last?
Most garage doors last between 15-30 years. The weather will have an effect on the longevity of your garage door as well as how much you use it. Wooden garage doors should last as long as a steel or aluminum door with proper maintenance.
When to replace your garage door
You should replace your garage door when you have the following issues:
- Your aluminum garage door is dented or bent beyond repair
- The door doesn’t function properly
- The panels are damaged from wear and tear
- Your garage door is looking a bit yellow from age
- Any time you turn around you need to do another repair on your garage door
- You want to insulate your garage with an insulated garage door
- Your garage door makes a ton of noise
Factoring in the spring
Depending on the type of spring system your garage door has, it can also be a point of failure.
Extension springs are quoted to last around 7-9 years while torsion springs last approximately 10,000 cycles. If your garage door springs break, you may want to consider replacing your garage door as well if your door is showing wear and tear.
You don’t want to end up fixing the springs only to have the door give out in a year or two!
Having to replace a garage door can be pricy, but you should try fixing a broken garage door yourself before paying for a replacement.