Garage door springs are an important feature of your garage door system. The springs carry the weight of the door. Over time each part of the garage door system can fail but if the springs fail, the weight of the door loses its support. If you’re in the market for new springs for your door you’ll want to ask your garage door representative this important question:
- What is the typical life cycle of the springs you are recommending for my door?
It’s commonly said that the average cycle life of springs is 10,000 cycles which could fall anywhere between 7 to 12 years. The reality is some springs break sooner and many last longer than 10,000 cycles.
According to IDC Spring↗, the life cycle of torsion springs and extension springs vary and will depend on:
- Wire size and length
- How much use the door gets
Why do garage door springs matter?
The function of the garage door spring is to provide support to the garage door opener system. As garage door springs wear out they provide less support to the door opener causing it to work harder to lift the weight of the door. More strain on the garage door opener can cause damage to the unit. Choosing quality garage door springs will ensure you get the most and best use out of your garage door system.