For the garage, sectional doors are practically indispensable. They can close the opening of any shape and size, keep heat well, and are easy to use. Thanks to the relatively low weight, the design is easy to open/close. In addition, some versions of the gate are equipped with an electric drive: you can open the garage without even leaving the car, which is very convenient.
Movement of the leaf in lift-sectional gates are made by winding the cable to the drums. The cord is attached to one side of the bottom edge of the door leaf and the second upper end is secured in a special groove on the drum. The cord is coiled strictly along the guide lamellas of the drum. If the tension cable is adjusted incorrectly or the cord is stretched, the gate leaf tilts when it is lifted. The wire falls off the drums and becomes entangled or torn. A timely garage door cable repair in a pull-up sectional door may prevent the door from falling a weight of 100 kg onto a person or a car with disastrous consequences. Do not operate the door if the wires are tangled or if the wire breaks. Secure the door leaf at the top and call an emergency crew to fix garage door cable. A broken garage door cable may need a replacement or repair to prevent such an accident.
An indispensable element of a sectional door is a cable. When you open the door it is gradually wound on special drums. If it becomes deformed or breaks, the normal functioning of the construction becomes impossible, so you may need a garage door cable replacement. Our contractors in Florida can easily help you with this task.
The cable needs to be replaced when:
- The gate has stopped lifting/lowering;
- The leaf tilts to one side;
- The leaf does not close the opening completely (the panels do not reach the floor).
Failures are caused by incorrectly installed cables, improper use of the gate, or natural wear and tear. Do not wait too long to do garage door wire repair. It can lead to torsion cable or spring breakage, gearbox breakage, or complete failure of the sectional door.
Cables for sectional garage doors are designed to lift the door leaf in the balancing (balancing) system with torsion springs and extension springs. Often the material is steel. There are different manufacturers, as well as the diameter of the cable can be different, from 3mm and thicker.
Steel cables by design are divided into three types:
- Single-twist ropes consist of a single strand of wire of the same diameter and are twisted in one or more layers (up to four) in a spiral around a single wire.
- A double-twist rope is called a wire rope. It is made by winding several strands in one or two layers around a single metal, mineral, or organic core.
Triple strand ropes are made of several strands which are called strands in this case. The strands of triple and double-strand ropes consist of wires which may have the same or different diameters.
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Signs of cord breakage
- Sectional gate can no longer be raised or lowered;
- Sectional door is lifted with misalignment on one side;
- The up-and-over sectional door does not fully lift up;
- Up-and-over sectional door does not fully lower.
Breakage of the right and left wires, or keeper and opener of the doors leads to the release of springs of the torsion mechanism and the fall off track. The cost of repairing the wires is doubled and added to the cost of setting the torsion springs. Timely and accurate maintenance with our experts can help you avoid garage door wire replacement and save your money.
When You May Need Repair and Replace Garage Door Cables?
Cables are responsible for the smooth operation of the garage door. Over time, wear and tear can lead to issues that require attention. If you notice any of the following signs, it might be time to consider garage cable replacement or repair:
- Visible Damage: If you see frayed or visibly damaged cables, it’s a clear indication that they need immediate attention.
- Uneven Opening or Closing: An uneven movement of your garage door could signal an issue with the cables.
- Slack or Sagging: Cables that appear loose or sagging can affect the proper functioning of your door.
- Stuck Door: If your garage door gets stuck while opening or closing, it could be due to cable problems.
- Unusual Noises: Strange noises during operation might be a sign of cable issues causing friction.
Why Is It Better to Turn to Professionals?
When dealing with garage cable repair or replacement, relying on professionals offers several advantages:
- Expertise: Our skilled technicians are trained to handle garage cable issues safely and effectively.
- Safety: Garage door cables are under high tension and can be dangerous to work with. Professionals have the tools and knowledge to ensure a safe repair.
- Correct Diagnosis: Professionals can accurately diagnose the root cause of problems, preventing unnecessary replacements and saving you money.
- Quality Materials: We use high-quality replacement cables to ensure long-lasting performance and reliability.
- Comprehensive Service: Beyond cables, professionals can identify and address related issues to ensure your entire garage door system functions optimally.
If you’re experiencing any issues with your garage door cables, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our experienced team is ready to provide reliable garage cable repair and replacement services. Contact us today for prompt assistance and a solution that gets your garage door back on track.
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- What should I do if my garage door cable is broken?If your garage door cable is broken, it's important to avoid using the door and immediately seek professional assistance for garage door cable repair. Continuing to operate a door with a broken cable can be unsafe and may cause further damage.
- How do I know if my garage door cable needs repair?Look for signs such as visible fraying, slack or sagging cables, uneven opening or closing, or unusual noises during operation. If you observe any of these issues, it's advisable to contact a garage door professional for an inspection and potential repair.
- Is garage door cable repair a DIY job?Garage door cable repair is not recommended as a DIY project. The cables are under high tension and mishandling them can lead to accidents or injuries. It's best to rely on trained professionals who have the expertise and tools to safely perform cable repairs.
- How much does garage cable repair cost?The cost of garage cable repair can vary based on factors such as the extent of damage, the type of cables used, and the complexity of the repair. It's best to contact a local garage door repair service for a quote. We offer competitive pricing for our garage door cable repair services.
- Are there garage door cable repair services near me?Yes, we provide professional garage door cable repair services in your area. Our skilled technicians are ready to address your cable issues promptly and efficiently. Contact us to schedule a repair and get your garage door functioning properly again.