Automatic garage doors provide easy access to your parking, storage, and living spaces. Most people use their garage door often enough that they become familiar with the sounds the door makes while opening and closing. If you notice a change in these sounds, pay attention.
New noises while opening and closing could indicate that your garage door is in need of service or repair. Here are three possible reasons why your garage door is making new noises, and some easy ways you can address these problems in the future.
A garage door is a great investment—and although it's frequently used, it's still one of the things that many people overlook when it comes to repairs. Usually, the door will show signs of wear more quickly than the other doors in your house because of its frequent use. Unfortunately, some people will not take the right measures when their garage doors show signs of failure. In fact, some will even try to fix the issues themselves, not knowing it's a more dangerous approach.
Your garage door springs are tightly wound, and they are responsible for holding the heavy weight of your garage door. Garage door springs are designed to last about 10,000 cycles of opening and closing. How often you use your garage door in a day will directly impact how long it lasts. If you use the door four times a day, this means your garage door springs will need to be replaced at about the seven-year mark.