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ASAP Garage Door Service

Garage Door Cable Repair

Garage Door Cable Repair

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Garage Door Cables

Garage door cables are made of metal designed to withhold and lift heavy garage doors. Like all garage door components, garage door cables can suffer from wear and tear and can get frayed as time passes on. To avoid costly garage door cable replacement, you should regularly maintain your garage door cables. If these problems go undetected or unaddressed, garage door cables may snap or come off the garage door drum. 

Garage door repair experts from ASAP Garage Door can diagnose the issue quickly and provide feasible and affordable solutions. With our excellent customer service, our professionals will get the job done on time and have your garage door operating safely and correctly in no time. If you do not get your garage door repaired as soon as possible, an excessive strain may cause your garage door to malfunction and cause extra stress on your garage door opener.

COMMON GARAGE DOOR CABLE PROBLEMS

Garage door cables are always under high tension. Therefore, it is always advisable to get professional repairs and replacements for your garage door cables. There are many different diagnoses our technicians may find.

BUSTED TORSION SPRING

If the torsion spring for your garage door has been damaged or snapped, the garage door cables will lose their tension and become loose immediately. This issue is likely to arise when you are opening your garage door. It is always advisable to opt for a garage door with two torsion springs instead of one because if one spring malfunctions, the other spring can hold the door in place until repairs are scheduled.

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UNFITTING DRUMS AND CABLES

Bigger garage doors require the installation of longer cables with larger drums to accommodate their entire length. Smaller cables used with larger doors can cause extra strain and quicker fraying of the cables. Therefore, it is crucial to have a reliable professional install your house’s garage door so that the drums and cables in use are compatible with your garage door.

ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE

If your garage door has hit an obstruction while closing, it may cause damage to the lower section of your garage door panel and cause cables from a single side to become damaged.

INCORRECT INSTALLATION

If an inexperienced installation worker installed your garage door, improperly installed garage door springs or garage door cables may cause the cables to get off the drum or unwind from it, all according to the tension in the cables.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a garage door open if I have a broken cable?

It is possible you can still open your garage door if you have a broken cable, but you will have to do so manually. We would advise not attempting to open your garage door with a broken cable for the risk of injury. 

How often should garage door cables be replaced?

8-15 years. 

How much does garage door cable replacement cost?

You should only need to pay about $100 for cable replacement.