could have killed someone..
I heard this horrid crash at 1am this morning. It took me a while but I finally determined a gargage door spring broke. There are two of these huge suckers on the door one broke end evidently sling shot itself across the garage, off a wall and under my wife's car....no car damage luckily. This spring must weight 2 - 3 pounds (?) and likely could have killed somebody! There was a cable through the center of the spring that I would have thought would 'catch' it but that cable snapped too. The home is 20 years old and we have lived here for 3 years. I have no idea hod old the springs are but I have my local OHGD company coming out to replace all 4 springs on my two doors. Is there some sort of regular maintenance schedule to follow or do you just wait until a spring break? They said the springs likle cost $20 - $25 per spring and there is an $80 service call. I asked if they would check everything else out because the other door sort of makes a funny noise---I think its out of balance. I am hoping my bill will be under $200.