Broken garage door cables can be a tricky, difficult repair job for the average person. Garage door cables are under extreme pressure and because of this, at-home-repairs are not recommended. A knowledgeable professional can take care of a broken garage door cable, though. At Green T Garage Doors, our experts have the skills, tools, and know-how to properly repair a broken garage door cable.
Garage door cables, in combination with tension springs, help raise and lower your garage door. If the cable breaks, you may notice that your garage door slams shut without resistance. Aside from creating a loud crash, this can also cause damage to the garage door itself. In addition, this is incredibly dangerous, as there is nothing to prevent the garage door from slamming down on someone or something.
Most often, the garage door springs break first. This places a significant amount of tension on the cables and it’s only a matter of time before the cable breaks. When the garage door cable breaks, it will snap with incredible force and speed, much like a slingshot, and damage anything in its path. For these reasons, it is best to leave garage door cable repair to a professional.
When our Green T Garage Door expert arrives at your home to repair your broken garage door cable, he follows a meticulous process to ensure safety and minimize additional damage. First, he will lock the door with special clamps to prevent the garage door from slamming. Then he will remove and replace the required parts to adjust or remove the garage door cables. Finally, he will rethread the cables, adjust the tension, and adjust the springs. Throughout this process he will replace parts, as needed, and diagnose any additional problems.
You can count on Green T Garage Doors to repair garage door cables with ease. Call today for a free repair quote.