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After we listed our home for sale, I could tell that things really needed to change, and fast. Our real estate agent mentioned that there were a few issues with the exterior of our home, so we took her suggestions to heart. She mentioned that our garage door desperately needed to be updated, so we worked hard to take care of the issue. We completely repainted the door, and then we worked on adding hardware and handles that gave it a little visual interest. This website is here to help people to update their home's exterior in a productive, convenient way. Check it out!


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Things That Can Impact The Lifespan Of Your Garage Door's Springs

Alice Rhodes

Are you a homeowner with a garage? If so, at some point, you will probably need a garage door repair. Proper maintenance can aid in reducing the need for emergency repairs. Some components of your door will need to be routinely replaced to promote functionality. The springs in your garage door are an example of a component that may need replacing every few years. Unfortunately, some homeowners do not recognize the importance of garage door inspections, which can help identify failing parts. This can lead to extensive repairs when their doors malfunction.  The following points will help you understand things that can cause premature spring damages.


Excessive cold can impact springs. Cold weather may also lead to some materials corroding or developing rust. This can make the springs vulnerable to breaking and your garage door inoperable.  Temperature can also cause an issue with the springs freezing. Forcing the door open could cause spring damage. In this case, you would need to call a professional for repairs.

Failure to Lubricate

This is an important step that every homeowner needs to know how to complete. Some property owners assume that their garage door techs apply enough lubricant to last between service calls. This is possible depending on how regularly you have the garage door maintenance performed. It is ideal to routinely inspect the garage door springs and lubricate accordingly. A technician can explain to you what to look for and when to apply the lubricant if you do not know how. 

Impact with Objects

Sometimes garages are the areas of homes where items besides vehicles are stored. You might even make the mistake of parking your vehicle incorrectly and the garage door making contact with the bumper or trunk. These types of high-impact situations can damage the springs in your door. If the springs get damaged, maintaining them properly from here on out won't reverse the damage. You will need to contact a garage door repair company like J & R Garage Door Company Inc.

Heavy Usage

Using your garage door frequently can impact the lifespan of your springs. Therefore, you may want to leave the door up at times if you are home and need to leave back out again is a short time frame. Another option is to leave the door down and park outside the garage if there are valuables stored inside.

A garage door technician is a good resource to use to learn more about preserving the life of your springs. They can also advise you regarding the ideal replacement schedule based on factors such as the type of door, its design, and its age. If there are factors that are causing your springs to fail prematurely, they can determine the issue. They may recommend a garage door upgrade to correct the issues.