Garage Door Cable Repair

Garage Door Cable Repair

Think of garage door cables as an essential support system for your springs. Without them, your springs won’t function properly. The cables are found wrapped around the cable drums on the upper corners of the garage door. If you’re wondering how to tell if your cables need to be repaired or replaced, then look out for

  • The bearings that the cables travel through are in poor shape. 
  • You hear loud banging and scraping sounds coming from your garage door. 
  • The cables themselves appear to be snapped apart. 
  • The cables appear worn out. 
  • The garage door is stuck while in motion. 

If you notice even one of these things happening to your garage door, it’s worth taking a closer look at your garage door cables and think about a garage door cable repair. These kinds of issues can be caused by problems with garage door springs, issues with the cable drum, a lack of proper maintenance, or even the passage of time. 

Repairing Garage Door Cables

Now that you know what leads to problems with your garage door cables, take some time to learn how our technicians repair them. The repairs provided by our technicians can include rewinding or tightening the cables, replacing cable drums, and sometimes even replacing the cables. When it comes to replacing cables, leave this job to a technician, as attempting to replace them yourself can result in injury to yourself or property damage. 

Maintaining Garage Door Cables

While it’s always good to know when you need your garage door cables repaired, you also don’t want to make visits from a garage door technician a regular event. To avoid this, you can perform some critical maintenance tasks to keep your cables in shape. You can maintain your garage door cables by checking them once or twice a year. While cables require some form of lubrication, they should be applied lightly or rarely so they don’t accumulate debris. If you can keep up with maintaining your garage door cables, you should be able to get the most out of their ten to fifteen-year lifespan. 

Types Of Garage Door Cables 

Did you know that your garage actually uses three different types of cables? Take a closer look at what each of these cables does to ensure smooth operation for your garage door. 

Lifting Cables

The lifting cables are the ones that operate alongside your garage door springs, and they are the ones that require the most attention. In fact, most cable repairs tend to be directed at these cables because of their important work. 

Retaining Cables

The retaining cables are used in garage door opening systems with extension springs. When the extension springs fail, these cables act as a sort of backup system to keep your garage safe. 

Emergency Cables 

Finally, the emergency cable can be found in any kind of garage door opening system. These cables allow you to open and close your garage door as needed in case of a power failure. Contact us today for garage door cable repair!

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