How Long Should a Garage Door Last?

In the modern era, we assume a lot of things should just work, but everything has an expiration date; including garage doors. In Wisconsin though, this can be a problem. We need a functioning well-insulated overhead door to stave off the cold and a working overhead door opener to keep us out of the snow. How long then do we have before our overhead door needs to be replaced?

The average garage door will last a minimum of 15 years but usually needs to be replaced or fixed after 30 years. Each overhead door is different and it depends mostly on the door quality and usage when they need to be replaced. However, the spring of the door will probably need to be replaced before the whole door needs to be replaced. Each spring has about 10,000 cycles of opening and closing before it needs to be replaced. If the door is opened two times daily, that equates to about 13-14 years whereas four times daily is about 6-7 years, so depending on the usage you should have some time before a replacement is needed. 

Other signs to look out for when wondering if you need to replace your garage door are:

  • Cracks, chips, or otherwise damaged door
  • Too many unsightly dents
  • Is difficult to open and close
  • The door sags
  • Or just for visual appeal!

It is worth it to make sure your overhead door is working, especially in Wisconsin weather. Visual appeal is important as well though since garage doors are usually one of the first things that people see when they are visiting your home. Choose a garage door that will last and look stunning, choose Modern Overhead Door.

Modern Overhead Door has been installing overhead doors and overhead door openers since 1984. Contact us at call (920) 354-6887 for a free quote on how to add technology to your garage doors for your home or business around these Wisconsin cities and their surrounding areas: Appleton, Neenah, Oshkosh, Ripon, Kaukauna, or Fond du Lac. For years, we have been serving the Fox Valley area with garage door replacements, garage door installation, garage door openers, and all of your overhead door needs.