HOW DID MY GARAGE DOOR CABLE BREAK?
Many people will never have an issue with their garage door cable snapping or breaking, but there are a number of reasons why it might happen eventually. Everything has a lifespan for use, and with regular opening and closing of your door, eventually, a cable can begin to wear. Due to the fact it is made of metal, there is also the risk of corrosion if your door faces a lot of exposure to moisture. If your door falls out of alignment, this can also add increased strain to one cable over another, so don’t be surprised if, left unchecked, one cable eventually gives way.
Undertaking regular maintenance of your garage door is always advised to keep all parts in the best possible condition. Some light cleaning and lubrication of your rollers and cables can help to increase the longevity of your garage door cables.
What caused the break in your garage door cable was most likely normal wear and tear that occurs over time. When the cables move, they are routed through a system of pulleys, or are otherwise wound on a cable drum. The condition of the components that move the cable can also affect the lifespan of your cables. If you notice any corrosion, rust, fraying of the cable or any other signs of excessive wear, your cable may be in danger of breaking, if it hasn’t already.
Your garage door’s cables are another important component that helps your door operate smoothly. They act in concert with the torsion springs. You’ll see the cables in cable drums at both ends of the axle on which the springs reside. They run from the roller brackets on the bottom corners of the door to the cable drums. When you raise a garage door, the springs unwind and the energy (tension) that is stored helps to lift the door. At this time the cables wrap around grooves in the cable drum. When you lower the door, these cables unwind from the cable drum and rewind the springs to their full tension.
Broken cables can put a damper on your day. After all, if your garage door won’t open, your garage becomes a glorified storage shed – with poor access! Because of the danger in working with high-torsion springs and the cables, we recommend that you call a professional garage door repair service instead of undertaking the task by yourself. Avoid the risk and headache by calling us! We offer same-day service, great warranties, and the kind of service you remember for years past.
With service like that, you won’t be left out in the cold (or rain, or heat, or anywhere) very long. Our technicians are industry experts in replacing broken or work garage door cables, and we do so quickly, safely, and responsibly. We’ll get you up and running quickly.
Remember, garage doors are very heavy and can be difficult or impossible to operate when the cables are broken. Don’t leave your door in less than perfect working order. Instead, call us to come and repair it. Or, if you’d like, we can install a new garage door, too. Either way, we’ll keep you out of the cold and rain with good access to your garage.
Trust us to repair your broken garage door cables. With our unmatched warranties, local connections, and expert technicians, you know the job will be done right, the first time.