Your home’s garage door can have a variety of issues that may cause it to malfunction, making it difficult or impossible for you to open or close it. We suggest you examine your garage door every few months to determine if it needs to be serviced. One of the most important things for you to look at is your garage door cables.
What a Garage Door Cable Does
Your garage door’s cable is an essential part of the process of raising and lowering your garage door – it is threaded through the torsion spring and physically lifts the door when activated. It can also protect you and your family from being injured if your garage door’s spring ever breaks. It’s absolutely essential that you make sure your garage door cable is in good shape and is aligned properly.
Why Garage Door Cables Break
There are a number of different reasons why your garage door’s cable might break and/or come off its track. Sometimes the tension between your cable and spring isn’t right, which can cause your cable to break or be misaligned.
Another common problem is that some cables will have an issue winding around the drum, which can weaken them over time and cause your door to raise and lower unevenly, or even get stuck.
Another issue to be aware of is the age of your cable – as your cables get older, they will get weaker, which can cause them to snap.
How to Fix a Garage Door Cable
Although you might be tempted to try and replace a broken cable yourself, we urge you to call in the experts. There are a lot of things to consider when replacing or fixing garage door cables, and safety is at the top of the list. It’s best to hire a reputable garage door technician any time you have issues with your garage door or its parts.
Call in the Experts at Metro Garage Door
Contact the garage door experts at Metro Garage Doors. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its cables. Give us a call today to book an appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician.