If you have a broken garage door spring, there are several reasons why this might have happened. Variances in temperature, a spring that has not been appropriately balanced or maintained, or simple wear and tear. Whatever the reason, when the spring breaks, you will know. Along with inability to move your garage door, when a spring breaks, it makes quite a commotion, and can be very dangerous to those present in the event that it might snap. For the most part, springs break while the garage door is down. In some cases, however, the springs may snap while the garage door is up or in motion. In the event that this takes place, the garage door will shut quickly and with much force. Please do not attempt to move or operate the garage door as this may cause you or a member of your family bodily harm. For your safety, please contact a specialist at Family Christian Doors, in Dallas at 972-292-7144 or Fort Worth at 817-224-2227, for assistance and a free assessment.