Broken Garage Door Cable

The garage door cables work with the garage door springs in your garage door. Both are responsible to lift the garage door panels by pulling them up and by counterbalancing their weight. When the garage door cables snap or get tangled, you can no longer open the garage door. Having a garage door cable issue is an emergency that needs to be taken care of immediately. Our professional technicians work 7 days a week to ensure you will receive same-day service.

We know that a broken garage door cable can cause lots of problems with your garage door and garage door parts. The cables break due to many reasons and it’s a very easy repair, but if you’re inexperienced in this field, it can be very dangerous since they are held under a lot of tension. Trust in King Garage Door Repair Services. Let us replace your garage door cables and ensure your garage door works smoothly and safely again.


Garage Door Cable Problems

The garage door cables on the door play an important role in its operation. The cables are what lift the heavy garage door as it opens, and they also help to keep the garage door balanced. There are usually two garage door cables on each side of the door, running from the bottom roller brackets up to the drums at the top. Whenever your garage door cables have been broken, you should contact King Garage Door Repair immediately. We can replace your garage door cables to ensure that your garage door operates properly and that you can use it safely.

What Happens If a Garage Door Cable Breaks?

If you have a broken cable, the garage door will no longer be able to open or close. This is why it’s important to check the cables periodically for wear and tear and to have them replaced if necessary. When it comes to broken torsion and extension springs, the door won’t be able to close properly either. So if your spring breaks or your cable snaps, make sure to contact a garage door repair professional for a garage door spring replacement or cable replacement. If any of these parts stops working properly, it is essential to get garage door repairs done.


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Most Common 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 garage 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 work with certified garage door technicians with years of training. If your garage door cable has any issues, give us a call for a garage door cable replacement and we will deal with the issue before it can cause any additional damage like serious injuries, a broken garage door opener, etc. Avoid expensive repairs and have your broken garage door cables fixed by a trained professional at King Garage Door Repair. 


Frayed Garage Door Cables

Due to the tension the lift cables need to handle on a daily basis, wear and tear problems are inevitable. If your garage door cables look similar to the ones in this picture you should reach a professional as soon as possible, because this type of replacement is way simpler and cost-effective than having snapped cables.

Rusted Garage Door 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. If you notice that your garage door cables have this appearance, please give us a call as soon as possible, and we will promptly replace them for new cables.

Jammed Garage Door Cables

A jammed cable 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 can be very dangerous. we recommend you to contact a professional to take care of it.

Types of Garage Door Cables and Uses

Each garage door uses different types of garage door cables, depending on the type of garage door system. Most garage doors come with the following types of cables:

- Garage Door Lift Cables

A lift cable is what opens the garage door for you. These cables connect the spring system to the garage door. Broken lift cables are easy to spot since it causes the garage door to move out of place. We can replace these types of cables with a brand new one if they snapped, or repair the one you have if they just got tangled.

- Garage Door Retaining Cables

If you have an extension spring system, you must have retaining cables for your own safety. These cables work as a safety mechanism that prevents the extension springs from scattering if they break.

- Emergency Release Cable

This garage door cable allows homeowners to manually control the garage door without relying on the garage door spring mechanism.

- Garage Door Safety Cable

An extension garage door spring is made up of an extension spring, a safety or retaining cable, and a locking mechanism. This component acts as a backup by ensuring that the garage door spring does not slide down when the main garage door cable breaks.

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Professional Garage Door Company

We at King Garage Door Repair have more than a decade of experience in repairing and replacing garage door cables. We would always recommend the option that is more suitable for your situation, and we will do our best to repair any issue you may have as quickly as possible. Our team of professional technicians work 7-days a week to ensure we can provide you same-day service for any garage issue you may encounter. So call us today to receive same-day visit from one of our expert techs.

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