One of the questions that we often get asked as garage door experts is if it is possible to open a garage door that has a broken spring. Now before we get into it, it is essential to understand that a garage door with a broken spring has nothing supporting its weight. So, depending on the size and weight of the door, lifting it manually may or may not be possible.
Many people assume that a garage door will last for as long as the homeowner wants, which is not the case. Like everything from consumer electronics to appliances and vehicles, garage doors have an age, and how well they age depends on a number of factors. On average, manufacturers claim that a garage door will last for up to 15 years; some may even claim up to 30 years.
Garage doors are a huge part of our home’s security. However, when the garage door is damaged, it leaves the home vulnerable to the elements and criminals. The question we often get asked by homeowners is if their garage doors are covered by insurance and if they are, then which policy should they get?