Were you surprised by a loud bang from your garage? Was it similar to a firecracker or gunshot? After racing to see what made such a racket, you notice that the spring above your garage door is in two pieces. You assume it’s probably not too hard to repair, so you put it on your to-do list for the weekend.
But in reality, it’s dangerous to repair a broken garage door spring. It’s important to note, right from the beginning, that a garage door’s entire weight is passed onto its spring system. The weight can fluctuate between 125 and 300 lbs. (or 57 and 136 kg), which includes the weight of any windows. Here’s why it may not be a good idea to tackle this job yourself.