Garage Door Cable Repair
Austin Overhead Doors is here to help you with all your garage door service needs including garage door cable repair. If your garage door is not working properly, give us a call today and we will send one of your certified technicians out to assist you.
The Purpose of Your Garage Door CableThe job of garage door cables is to open and close the doors on your garage. The cables on the door and springs work together so that the garage door opens and closes smoothly. When you close your garage door it causes the cables and springs to wind up and tighten so that the door stays closed. When the door is released they unwind.
Garage Door Cable ProblemsThe cables are another very important part of your garage door system. There are many reasons why your garage door cable may need repairs. Here are a few of the most common reasons:
- General use- Like anything else, over time the cables wear out with use. It is recommended to replace your garage door cables after several years to make sure your door runs correctly.
- Rusty Cables- Like other parts, if the cable starts to rust it will weaken the metal and the cable can fray. This can be very dangerous, therefore you should have it replaced.
- Cable Slips- Sometimes a cable may slip off a drum, this causes your door to stop working. If this happens it may be as simple as placing the cable back on the drum. If the cable got bent it must be replaced for your garage door to work right.