King Garage Door Cable Repair, Schaumburg, IL

Your garage doors operate with the use of cables. These cables keep the spring in place, which allows your garage door to lift itself. However, through wear and tear, these garage door cables can break. When you have snapped garage door cables, the only solution to this problem is a replacement. If you leave the cables broken, the door gets stuck in place. You also risk damaging the cable on the other side due to the imbalance of weight; this results in a misaligned door. Since it leaves you at risk of serious injury, should the door fall down, you need to replace the cables right away.

King Garage Door Repair offers you garage door cable replacement in case yours breaks down. We put a strong focus on structural integrity with our line of work so that you can expect both commitment and dedication. Give us a call, and we can replace your cables in no time.

Garage Door Cable Issues

There are several reasons why your garage door cable has issues. First and foremost, old cables. Over time, rust starts to build on the metal cables, which causes them to break. You can also get jammed cables when the wire comes off the pulley. In that case, it requires the unwound cables to be pulled out and properly put back in place.

If you have broken garage door cables, there are ways you can tell. Your garage door may start to shake during operation, resulting from a misalignment of the door. The lift system may also make loud noises when the door opens and closes.

Keep in mind cable replacement requires extensive knowledge, professional experience, and the right tools for the job. King Garage Door Repair has you covered. We use certified technicians with years of training. If your cable has any issues, we work to solve the problems.

Garage Door Rusted Cables

Rusted Cables

Over time, rust starts to build on the metal cables as a result of moister building up on the cables, which causes them to break.

Frayed garage door cables

Frayed Cables

Every time the garage door moves, so do the cables. This means that over time, the cables will start rubbing against other parts of the garage door, like the tracks and panels. The friction created will eventually take a toll on the garage door cables and they will start to fray, weakening them substantially. If you see cables like the one in this picture, don't wait, call us and we'll replace the cables in no time.

Jammed Cables

A jammed cable system is less common but it does happen. If you notice the door having a hard time opening, check out your garage door cables and check if maybe they're jammed and/or unwound. This issue may look simple to fix, but it's not. Let a professional take care of it.

Types of Cables and Uses

Each garage door uses different types of cables, depending on the situation. There are two in particular – lift and retaining cables. Each of them has other functions depending on the spring they use. With lift cables, they use torsion springs, while retaining cables use extension springs.

Lift Cables

A lift cable is what opens the garage door for you. These cables are attached to the garage door torsion springs, which is what operates the lift system. In comparison to retaining cables, this type is more likely to break since it lacks durability and resilience.

Broken lift cables are easy to spot since it causes the door to move out of place. We can replace these types of cables with a brand new one. Our technicians can also replace the torsion springs should they break down. For safety concerns, we tend to replace both sides of the cables and springs, just to make sure.

Retaining Cable

A retaining cable tends to be more secure than the lift variation. Instead of torsion springs, retaining cables use garage door extension springs. The cables are also known as safety cables since they provide a failsafe in case the spring breaks. Should the spring break, you should see the cables get wrapped around the pulley. We do offer repair services to replace the extension springs with new ones.

If problems arise with retaining cables, it might also be due to the longer cable wires becoming jammed. The good thing is the extension spring has safety cables that can prevent damage to the garage door. All we have to do is pull the cable out of the pulley, untangle the wires, then put it back in place.