What is the average life expectancy of a garage door opener?
Saturday, June 20, 2020
You can expect a garage door opener to last 10 to 15+ years, with an average of 12 years. Factors that affect lifespan are level of usage, along with maintenace and lubrication of track and springs. The garage door itself can last 20 to 35 years, with a 30 year average.
Also, see our blog posts Can the a garage door header bracket and torsion springs be mounted through drywall? and Why is the garage door track a white tube? and Is the wood anchor pad for a garage door rail and torsion spring supposed to be nailed or bolted to the wall? and Is a ceiling receptacle outlet for a garage door opener required to be GFCI protected?
Go to our blog post What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to a collection of some of our blog posts about GARAGES AND CARPORTS:
• What are the common problems when a homeowner converts a garage to conditioned living space, such as a family room?
• What are the code requirements for fire separation between an attached garage and the house?
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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