The lifespan of garage door springs can vary depending on several factors, including the type of springs, the quality of the springs, the frequency of usage, and the maintenance they receive. Here are some general guidelines for the expected lifespan of garage door springs:

  1. Torsion Springs: On average, torsion springs have a lifespan of about 7 to 12 years or 10,000 to 15,000 cycles. A cycle refers to one full opening and closing of the garage door. However, with regular maintenance and proper care, torsion springs can last longer.
  2. Extension Springs: Extension springs typically have a slightly shorter lifespan compared to torsion springs. They generally last between 5 to 7 years or around 10,000 cycles. Similarly, proper maintenance can help extend their lifespan.

It’s important to note that these are approximate estimations, and individual circumstances may vary. Factors such as the quality of the springs, the weight of the garage door, climate conditions, and usage patterns can influence the lifespan of garage door springs.

Regular maintenance and inspections can help identify issues early on and extend the lifespan of the springs. Lubricating the springs periodically, ensuring proper tension, and addressing any signs of wear or damage promptly can contribute to their longevity.