When opening and closing your garage door, you probably rarely pay any attention to the door mechanics. This is true for most people and totally understandable since it’s such an automated action. We really only get acutely aware of the garage door mechanics when things don’t work.
The springs are involved in lowering and raising the door so you can comfortably relax while the garage door is doing the hard work. The springs do a lot of lifting over time, and they generally work well for about 10 years. The more you open the garage door, the shorter the life span will be. Although some homeowners enjoy more than a decade without any need for repairs, some door springs can break within a few years. If doors have been installed with very little knowledge of what spring size is required for a specific door weight, problems may arise even sooner.
Therefore, it is good practice to inspect your garage door springs on a yearly basis. Also, ensure you lubricate the door and its components to increase their longevity.