Garage door springs are rated at 10,000 cycles and are prone to fatigue, which eventually causes them to break. Frequent garage door use will cause your springs to break faster. Springs are under a tremendous amount of tension when the door is in the down position. If you happen to be near the spring when it breaks you will hear a loud noise similar to a gun shot.
Because of the extreme garage door springs are under, only an experienced technician should attempt repairs. If you suspect you have a broken spring contact us immediately. Never attempt to fix the springs yourself. Let our experienced repairmen get your door fixed today. Here are the two main types of garage door springs.