How Do I Know if My Springs Have Broken?
- The garage door won’t open
- The garage door feels heavy
- You heard a loud snap or pop while the door was in motion
- The garage door appears crooked (this can also be an issue with the cables)
- There is a visible separation in the door spring
- The door unexpectedly stops during operation
How Long Should Garage Door Springs Last?
The average garage door extension springs last roughly 7-9 years, assuming you open and close your garage door twice a day, on average. However, if your garage door is being used as the front door by multiple members of your family, increasing the daily cycles, the springs may only last 4-6 years.
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When you have to replace one spring because it is broken or worn out, it’s highly recommended to replace both springs. This will help maintain even tension on both sides of the garage door, prevent uneven weight from damaging your garage door cables, and causing them to wear out faster. It will also make your life easier, as you won’t have to remember which spring was replaced and when.