The average lifespan of a garage door is about 30 years with the right maintenance. But individual circumstances vary — maybe your newly minted teenaged driver accidentally backed into the garage door, or maybe a windstorm flung debris at your door and damaged some panels.
Most garage doors come in two primary styles: sectional and carriage.
Steel garage doors are the most popular. They are maintenance free, durable and have the lowest cost. They are often available in many colors and styles with tons of window options and are available with many insulation options. Most garage doors sold today are steel.
If the garage door won’t open or close, begin with these garage door troubleshooting steps:
If your garage door won’t close all the way, it’s probably an issue with your sensors. Garage door openers have safety lasers mounted near the floor by the tracks. These sensors detect when small children, pets, or obstructions block the garage door’s path, helping to keep everyone safe.
Most experts would agree that galvanized steel garage doors are the strongest types of garage doors. These doors offer immense structure strength and minimal maintenance.
A rule of thumb with springs is that four quarter turns equals a full revolution and the spring needs to be tightened a full revolution for every foot of door height (e.g. 7-1/2 foot door = 7 revolutions +2 (30 quarter turns)