How Much Does It Cost to Fix a Garage Door Spring?

A broken garage door spring is something that should be repaired immediately. While the garage door itself may last decades, the springs do not. Replacing garage door springs is one of the most common garage door repairs homeowners will face. How long do garage door springs last? The torsion springs are centrally located above the garage door and act as a counterbalance to the weight of the door itself. Essentially, the springs do all the heavy lifting. “Springs get a lot of wear and tear because they handle the weight of the door,” says John Wood, owner of A Plus Garage Doors in Palmdale, California. “The type of spring you have depends on the type of door you have — the heavier the door, the more heavy duty the spring. They’re full of tension and made of metal, so after so many cycles, they just snap and break.” While replacing …

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Garage Door Panel Repair or Replace?

Your sectional roll-up garage door is composed of at least three hinged panels (usually steel, although some are wooden). Occasionally one of the panels may be damaged by a vehicle — crrrrunnnch!!! Or weather, wind, and age may take their toll. If a panel or two of your home’s garage door ends up looking less than its best, what should you do? Is it preferable to opt for a repair, or just replace the whole thing? Age of Your Door Your decision will depend in part on the age of your door. The typical garage door life expectancy is 20-25 years. If yours is only, say, 10 years old, you may lean toward simply repairing the panel. However, unless you find a used piece for sale, you might have a hard time purchasing a single panel for an older door, since it must be similar in terms of weight and size as well …

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What You Need to Know About Replacing Your Garage Door

This quick and relatively affordable home improvement adds value, beauty and utility to the exterior of your home. Your garage door may be one of your home’s most prominent, visible elements, depending upon the garage’s size and orientation. Because of this, the garage door has an opportunity to boost your home’s style and beauty or, if it’s in shoddy shape, significantly detract from the house’s appearance. If your home’s garage door has seen better days, consider replacing it. Few home improvements can increase a home’s curb appeal as quickly and affordably as a new garage door. Garage Door Materials Garage doors have come a long way in recent years. Taking advantage of modern technologies, today’s doors are built of materials that look great and withstand the elements for many years with little maintenance. Garage doors are manufactured from steel, fiberglass composites, wood and aluminum. A door’s main material and construction determine its durability …

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DIY Garage Door Repair: What to Know

With technology and knowledge becoming more available to the average homeowner, the desire to tackle home repairs and do-it-yourself projects has become much more desirable and achievable. A fairly common repair or are that may need attention is the garage door. With it’s many moving parts, garage doors may need some repair or maintenance from time to time, and you may want to tackle some of these repairs on your own.

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