Garage door parts are rated by a cycle count.
Each time your door goes up and down equals one cycle with the industry standard for garage door parts considered to be 10,000 cycles. Upgrading your parts to a higher cycle count means you can expect a longer lifespan from those parts. Some higher cycle parts will even improve the operation of your door and can help the door function smoother and quieter.
This chart provides a quick overview of the most common cycle counts available, expected lifespan, and the typical warranty that comes with those parts.
What Is the Warranty on a New Garage Door?
There are three types of garage door warranties available with each varying in length and coverage.
This warranty is offered through your garage door installation company and lasts an average of 3–6 months after installation. It covers the cost associated with improper installation and any defective parts during the warranty period.
This is by far the most important warranty that comes with your new garage door. It covers all of the mechanical parts that allow your door to operate and typically coincides with the quality of parts that come with your door. Warranties on different packages can range from one year to a lifetime.
This warranty refers to the paint system or finish of the garage door and ranges from three years to a lifetime. It protects against fading and rusting of the paint system.
How Long Will It Take to Install My New Garage Door?
Should I Replace My Garage Door Motor & Door at the Same Time?
A garage door and a garage door motor have a similar lifespan. So, if you’re replacing one, it’s a good idea to replace both. Often, garage door dealers will offer bundle
discounts when a door and motor are purchased together.
How Long Will It Take to Get My New Garage Door?
When it comes to garage doors, we have three categories of doors in relation to lead times: stock doors, special order doors, and custom doors. Lead times can vary by product, material availability, time of year and other outside factors.