Garage door cables are essential to the operation of your garage door. They hold the spring tension to counterbalance the weight of the door to lift and drop it smoothly. They also hold extension springs in place so that if a spring breaks it will not come flying off creating a hazard. These cables normally fail due to wear and tear from frequent usage over the years. They can also sometimes break if the bearings in the pulley are faulty or from rust and corrosion. In many cases you can catch failing cables by doing a simple visual inspection before they snap.
If you have a broken cable, the extra tension will transfer to the other cable which will create an immense amount of excess strain. You may have a broken cable if you notice the garage door lifting unevenly. Broken cables will cause struggling, shaking and squeaking to occur.
It is never a good idea to fix a broken cable by yourself if you have no experience with garage door cable repair. The cables carry a very large amount of tension which can make replacing them dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing. Never risk your safety, call the professionals. ONC Garage Door Services have highly experienced technicians that will get the job done quickly, safely, and professionally! Our technicians will be able to do an inspection and determine the cause of the broken cable to ensure you don’t encounter the same problem again any time soon. Our technicians are licensed, insured, and ready to do same day repairs 24/7!