Auberta Tempeste Garage Door November 18, 2017 13:10:37
The spring is perhaps the most undervalued part of a garage door initially but makes its value known very quickly. Low-cost doors tend to use extension springs. Make sure an internal safety containment cable is included in case of breakage. Springs tend to be the first part of the garage door to need service or replacement. Many springs are tested to operate between 5,000 to 10,000 cycles while some manufacturers make a spring that will last up to 30,000 cycles or more. That s a wide difference in longevity and value when you add it up. Most homeowners use their garage doors up to 3,000 times per-year so a 10,000-cycle spring could break within 3-4 years. Replacement usually costs $150 - $250. Check the manufacturer s warranty on the spring. Never buy a door with only a one-year warranty on the spring.
The Bigger the Better - In the 70s a large number of American homes had one-car garages. After three decades the trend shifted making room for two-car garages. Now garages keep getting bigger to accommodate larger vehicles like SUVs pickups and RVs. Garages that are large enough for four to five vehicles seem to be the minimal standard in high-end villages. Even real estate agents will affirm that big garages are great assets with good selling point.