June is National Garage Door Safety month! This means the Sonoma County Hanson Overhead Team is excited to share some fun facts about your garage door. Here are some things you may not have considered regarding your garage door and garage door opener:
- Did you know your garage door is the largest moving object in your home? There is no other larger door or object that moves within your home. The average weight of a garage door ranges from 150-350 pounds, depending on the door structure.
- Do you know how many times you open your garage door each year? The average garage door is opened around 1,500 times per year, but increases dramatically with multi-vehicle homes. Only bathroom and refrigerator doors are used more frequently.
- What is the average lifespan of a garage door and garage door opener? With regular maintenance a garage door, not the parts and accessories, should last up to 30-years. Springs, rollers and tracks will need to be replaced more frequently. A garage door opener has a 12-year average lifespan. The higher the quality of the product the longer the lifespan. This is definitely a case of, you get what you pay for.
- How often should my garage door be serviced? Your garage door should be serviced every year. Our garage door technicians will perform a detailed inspection and recommend part replacement or repair. During our Signature 44-point Garage Door Tune-Up our technician will re-align, lubricate, calibrate and tighten your garage door and opener to ensure they are in proper working order.