Garage Door Cable Repair
Your garage door cables are an important part of the overall garage door system. When your cables break, it can end up leaving your entire garage door unusable.
The cables work with the springs to help your door open and close smoothly. The cables also act as a safety precaution in the event that a garage door spring breaks. When this happens, there’s a risk of your door slamming shut, damaging or injuring anything that is below it. Your cables prevent that and stop the spring from flying out of its place.
Therefore, not only are your garage cables important to keep your door functional but for the sake of your safety, as well.
There are a few different things that can go wrong with garage door cables, and when that happens, it’s important that you replace them ASAP. A-Team Garage Door Repair is ready to serve all garage owners in Cherry Hill, so give us a call if your cables need fixing.
Garage Door Cable Issues
There are countless things that can go wrong with your garage door cables. However, we do see some issues more than others here at A-Team Garage Door Repair.
• Old Cables
In case you didn’t know, your garage cables aren’t just one singular cable. There are lots of smaller cables wound around each other that make up the cable. This allows it to hold much more weight than it could otherwise. However, this also means that your cables are prone to fraying. This typically happens over time as a result of regular wear and tear. It’s easy to notice when your cables have worn down and need replacement, but don’t ignore it just because nothing has gone wrong yet. These cables are significantly weaker than new cables, so don’t take that risk.
Metal garage door cables are pretty common these days. It’s a stronger material that lasts longer and can hold more weight. However, metal cables are also prone to rust. Cherry Hill can be particularly humid depending on the season, so you might experience this issue for yourself. It’s only a matter of time before metal cables snap from rust, so check them often and give us a call if you notice something wrong.
• Jammed Cables
If your garage door cables get jammed, you’re going to know all about it. The system is just going to cease being operational, the garage door panels won’t go up or down and the rollers will probably get stuck. There are a lot of things that can go wrong with a pulley or cable to cause jamming, but all of them are severe. If this happens to you, don’t try to unjam the cables, this could lead to serious bodily damages. You could end up releasing the tension and bringing the garage door down on top of you. Give us a call and explain the situation instead. We’re going to be able to get out to you ASAP.
• Unwound Cables
Your cables coming unwound from your pulley is also something that is pretty hard to miss. It renders your garage door inoperable and makes the cables useless. Winding the cables back up is a difficult task even for a specialist, so give us a call and have us take a look at the problem.
Types of Garage Door Cables
There are actually a few different types of cables running throughout your garage door system. We’re going to cover the two most important ones.
• Lift Cables
Your lift cable acts as the go-between for the heavy garage door and the spring that acts as a counterweight. It holds that spring tension to enable the door to be lifted by the system.
Your lift cables are an important part of your system despite often being overlooked. When it breaks, neither you nor your system is going to be able to lift the garage door.
By carrying out regular visual inspections on your garage door springs, you should be able to identify any issues before a major problem occurs. Look for signs of breakage, fraying, or general wear and tear.
Make sure you don’t attempt a manual fix or to lift the door by hand. You’re dealing with a tremendous amount of tension and weight. One wrong move can leave you very injured. Give us a call and let our professional team take care of the problem for you.
• Retaining Cables
Retaining cables are also known as safety cables. As the name implies, it’s imperative that these are working for the sake of your and your family’s safety.
These cables effectively act as a fail-safe in the event that the springs on your garage door fail. The retaining cables run through the extension springs on your garage door, ensuring that if the spring fails that it stays where it is.
Without retaining cables, a broken extension spring is going to fly off like a bullet. Your garage door springs are tightly wound and have a tremendous amount of power in them, so don’t underestimate the damage that could be caused by your retaining cable failing.
Again, look for signs of wear and tear, and if you notice something is wrong, don’t waste time, call us.
Why Choose A-Team Garage Door Repair?
It’s important that your garage door cables are installed by a professional. There are strict regulations that must be followed, which says all you need to know about how dangerous amateur work can be. All of our technicians are fully trained and up to scratch on all modern regulation requirements, meaning you’re getting market leading quality every time we come out.
This is one of the many reasons why you should avoid any DIY repair jobs. You’re working with tension and weight that could seriously injure you, so you’re better off leaving it up to the professionals for your own sake.
We offer same-day seven days a week service for all of those emergency repair jobs, so don’t worry about having to wait for us to arrive. Using A-Team is going to save you money on additional repairs, in the long run, so get in touch with us today.