Get the Answers to Important Garage Door Questions
Welcome to our FAQ page designed to help you learn more about your automatic garage door. Here we provide more than answers; you will find important details, thorough explanations, and practical advice. Get started now!
Can I have a sectional door instead of a one piece door?
Our technicians are often asked a variety of questions regarding the replacement of one door type with another. There really shouldn't be any problem, as long as you make sure to get all of the system replaced, and not just the panels. That means the track, the springs, and potentially the opener as well. Contact our experts in case you're unsure.
What is the average lifespan of a garage door spring?
On average, the lifespan of a spring is 10,000 cycles. One cycle is completed when your door opens all the way and then closes all the way. Your spring's lifespan will vary depending on various factors, such as how often it gets used on a daily basis, but generally speaking, a spring that gets used twice a day and undergoes routine maintenance should last you for about eight to twelve years.
Should I have both my springs replaced when only one of them breaks?
Yes, our experts suggest that you should always get both springs replaced at the same time, regardless if only one has snapped. Aside from balance issues that can result from replacing only one spring, chances are that the second spring will soon follow suit, and therefore by replacing it as well, you are preventing further damage and danger.