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What is the Lifespan of an Overhead Sectional Garage Door?

What is the Lifespan of an Overhead Sectional Garage Door?

November 1, 2019

The overhead sectional garage door is one of the most visible parts of a commercial or residential property. Typically the largest moving part of a building, the garage door is often the first thing people see and ironically the last thing people invest in maintaining. Maintaining your overhead sectional garage door is key to ensuring a long and useful life for the product.

Invest in Value: Maintain your Overhead Sectional Garage Door

Not all overhead sectional garage doors are made equally and each manufacturer will typically warranty their product for a set length of time. Warranties on garage doors typically range from 1 – 5 years on a lower-quality option. Higher quality overhead sectional garage doors like those manufactured by ArmRLite can carry warranties of 20 years on commercial applications and lifetime on residential applications depending on the model. Quality aside, one thing that is consistent across all manufacturers is the need to have the overhead sectional garage door assembly routinely maintained by a professional to get the most out of the product’s lifespan.

Maintenance is important regardless if the garage door is installed on a high profile commercial property in California or on a bungalow in Pennsylvania. Overhead sectional garage doors are made up of parts that can wear out over time and will need to be checked at least once a year by a door professional. Such parts include, but are not limited to, the spring system, weather seals, glass retainers, cables, and rollers. If the sectional door has an operator, it too should be checked out regularly to be sure the sensors are working properly both for function and safety.

ArmRLite highly recommends, at minimum, at least a once a year maintenance check by a door professional on all of our overhead sectional door products. In addition, projects in high corrosion areas, high traffic areas, with low headroom conditions and on assemblies that are exceptionally large or heavy should be maintained more frequently than the 1-year minimum.

Maintenance can be performed by a local door professional with experience in overhead sectional door assemblies. If you have an ArmRLite overhead sectional garage door and are in need of maintenance, please contact us and our sales team would be happy to point you in the right direction.

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