Fast Garage Door Cable Repair and Replacement in Lubbock

Why Did My Garage Door Cable Break?

Every time your overhead door opens, a cable moves over the cable drum, which is part of a pulley system for smoothly moving everything and lifts the garage door up. The lift cable does just that, it’s attached to your garage door and lifts it off the ground so you can safely open and close the door. Wear and tear on the lift cable is inevitable, but if you know what to look for, you can notice some signs of weakness before the cable breaks. Between the tension from being pulled tight by the spring system, plus rolling over the spool, friction will cause the wires of the cable to start to move off the spool or to fray.

How Can I Tell if My Garage Door Cable Came Off?

If you notice excessive noise and rattling from the cable-pulley system when you open your garage, most likely, the cables came off the pulley system. The reason is an uneven operation on the two sides of the door opener system. Now is the time to call in someone to deal with the garage door cable repair, before it turns into a bigger problem. If you notice that your garage door isn’t opening or is very slow and you have a cable or wire hanging next to the door, you should not try to open the door and call a repair company right away. The solution is probably simple cable replacement, but a broken cable can be dangerous and we don’t want anyone getting hurt trying to repair something that could be easily and safely fixed by someone else! Even if your cable just came off the roller, we still recommend you bring in a professional to fix this problem.

Garage Door Cable Came Off

Call the Cable Repair Experts in Lubbock for Help

Garage door cables are flexible and strong; however, over time, the amount of effort and heavy use can cause loose, bent, broken, or snapped cable. In case you experience one or more of the list below – call us, we take care of it.

  •   The door shakes or squeaks as it opens or closes
  •   The door moves very slowly when it opens or closes
  •   Cables dangling around pulleys and springs
  •   Fraying near ends
  •   The metal of the cable is rusting
  •   Abrupt stops when opening or closing

Call us now for a free consultation and to set up an appointment for a smooth-running garage door system that you’ won’t have to worry about for many years!

At A.K.R Garage Door, our technicians enjoy repairing your garage door and giving you the feeling that it is brand new. Not only will they put your garage door back in place, but they’ll also align the door system, check the spring tension, and do the maintenance required to keep it in the best possible condition, given the age of your door.

How Long Should Garage Door Cables Last?

Although garage door cables are typically made from steel or aluminum to prevent rusting, rust and fraying are among the most common causes of broken cables. Because the cables are constructed from twisting many wires together, if a few are frayed they can be repaired, but you should probably have a technician look to see if you need to preemptively have the cable replaced.

Your standard cable should last years, as long as it is properly maintained. Maintenance is essential when it comes to cables since proper maintenance can significantly extend your cables’ lives. Next time you have your garage door repaired or serviced, ask the technician to show you how to lubricate the different parts of your garage door, including the cables, to protect them and save you money.