Garage Doors for Every Taste

August 9, 2011

What is the Life Expectancy of My Garage Door Springs?

How long a garage door spring will last depends on how often the door is used and the cycle rating of the springs. In todays' modern garage doors Torsion springs provide over 90% of the lift needed to raise a garage door so they are critical to your doors' operation and broken springs are one of the most common garage door repairs needed.

Most garage doors open and close 3-5 times a day, 300+ days a year. Multiply that by by 10 years. The reason they use 10 years is because that’s the average life of a garage door. The standard non-coated springs are rated at 10,000 cycles meaning they should last between 7 and 10 years.

Precision Garage Door Springs are heavy-duty, powder-coated to resist rust, and rated at a minimum 33,000 cycles to ensure a longer life expectancy for the entire garage door system. That means they will last two to three times as long before you'll need to worry about them.


  1. Wow! I'm pretty shocked then. If ten years is the average life expectancy of your garage door, then I find it pretty cool that I've had no problems with my garage door in Phoenix, AZ. I've had it for 12 years without any problems before I sold the house. I sure hope the new people who moved in don't have any issues with their garage door. Thanks for the info.

    1. Fred - to be clear... Life expectancy of the Springs....
      Springs take most of the wear and tear.. and are the most common failure these days!... Doors, unless damaged last and last. :-)