Garage Door springs are rated in Life Cycles. Door Manufacturers typically install 10,000 cycle springs. This may seems like a lot; however, if you do the math, it’s not. You cycle your garage door 4 times per day x 365 days=1460 cycles. 10,000 cycles divided by 1460 = 6.85 years. But if you are like most consumers you cycle your garage door 10 or more times a day requiring spring replacement every 2-3 years, this becomes expensive.
We recommend you consider High Life Cycle Torsion Springs, a pair of high life cycle springs can triple or more the life of your springs for a small charge of $20 per spring. Remember to replace both springs; it will save you time, money, and aggravation later. Have the technician show you that the door is properly balanced and operates the garage door manually without the opener for proper function after spring installation..
Be aware of upselling and hidden costs and for additional charges for parts that are still good and don’t need to be replaced.
Remember to replace frayed cables, bottom bracket that are torn or rusted because they are dangerous and can cause serious damage.
A word about rollers, it’s not unusual to replace black nylon or 7 Ball Bearing steel rollers since they support the weight of the garage door and they wear out quickly. Their wear may not be visibly evident, but if the roller stops rolling smoothly and freely and you feel resistance during manual cycling, they may need to be replaced. Bad rollers prematurely causes your garage door opener to fail since it’s working harder during each cycle.
The 11 Bearing white Rollers are preferred for smoothly and quieter operation.
Important: If you see a loose center bearing plate or spring pad, DO NOT touch it. Call a qualified garage door technician.