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Some things you should consider or know while shopping for a new garage door.
You have heard the saying “They just don’t make things like they used to. In garage doors this also holds true. THE PRICE OF STEEL has constantly been on the rise over the last ten years. The garage door manufactures under economic stress and competitive pressure has had to find ways to lower the cost.
What they have done is design garage doors with less material using lighter gauge steel, less bracing, thinner parts, plastic rollers, and smaller springs. By doing this they have been able to lower the initial cost of the door to your local dealer.
The average American home owner uses their garage door 8 times a day. This adds up to between 2500 and 3000 times a year. Door and access systems manufacturers association (DASMA) has set a minimum standard at 10,000 cycles. What that means is shortly after the third year of use it could begin to fail. Point is that if you check the manufactures web site to find out that their entry level garage door only carries a warranty of 1-3 years on the operation hardware. So why would they offer a 10-15 year warranty on the garage door sections but only 1-3 years on all the moving parts. That’s easy because they know without a doubt the moving parts will begin to fail sometime after the 3rd year.