Broken Garage Door Springs

Garage doors are designed with springs that allow easy opening. During proper operation, much of the weight of the door is supported by these springs. When a spring breaks, the door is no longer properly supported and will become difficult or impossible to move. If the door opener is working but the door only moves a distance of 6 to 36 inches, the chances are good that a broken spring is to blame. Springs should always be replaced in pairs to ensure the weight of the door remains evenly distributed. Replacing a broken spring is an extremely dangerous job and should always be left to the experts.