A few months ago I had someone from the garage door service company come out and replace broken rollers on our garage door. He told me that those roller wheels ear out and need to be replaced every ~5 years or so, and the house is ~5 years old. I asked him what the next thing to go would be, he told me it would be the big spring above the door (in the next 5 years), “and when it goes, you’ll need 3 or 4 guys to help you get it open.”
Last night after I got back from playing volleyball and hit the button to close the garage door, I heard a loud BANG! Sure enough, the spring broke and there is no way I can raise that door on my own.
At least I knew it was coming…
Gah, I hate when that happens. Our spring breaks every couple of years (always in the winter…), and we end up having to raise it ourselves to get our cars out.
That almost reminds me of a radio commercial where the plummer shows up to fix some broken pipes. The guy at the house says there aren’t any broken pipes, so the plumber calls into the dispatcher and finds out the pipes aren’t going to break until the next day. I want to say it’s an insurance commercial… HM….I must be working too hard. 😉
[…] Over the last couple years, we’ve had some issues with our garage door and opener opener. One of the remotes will only last a week on a new battery, the remote keypad stopped working and the service company speculated that the logic board in the overhead unit was likely going bad. Getting someone to come out and look at the thing was going to cost more than a brand new opener, so I opted for the new one. […]