Malfunctioning garage door cables can cause problems for your entire system. It is important to maintain then often to prevent wear and tear that occurs naturally over the years. In the event your garage door cables break or malfunction from natural wear and tear our trained technicians will replace your damaged garage door cables quickly and efficiently.
It is impossible to give one general answer, since there are many possible explanations that can lead to a snapped garage cable.
Your garage door features different cables depending on what types of springs it uses.
Lift cables are found in garage doors with torsion springs. In this configuration, the cables are attached to the bottom corners of the door and routed to the torsion springs located above the door.
Retaining cables are found in garage doors with extension springs. In this scenario, the cables are located inside the springs, which run vertically along the left and right sides of the garage door. The purpose of retaining cables is to prevent the springs from flying across the room if they break.
Both are heavy-duty twisted cables consisting of several strands of galvanized wire. They usually operate for years without incident, but problems such as faulty bearings in a pulley, excessive moisture near the bottom of the garage door or poor track alignment may accelerate wear, rust and corrosion. With routine visual inspections, you may be able to prevent a fraying cable from snapping.
Sometime the garage cables snap, but the door can still move. Garage doors are equipped with cables and since the door can partly operate, you might mistakenly assume that he can go on and use the door like that, but that will be a risky mistake. As we explained earlier the entire weight of the door will be on the remaining cable, and it can easily break as well, resulting in a dangerous situation of a heavy garage door which is connected to nothing.
Another reason ,using an automatic garage door opener while there is a problem with the door can result with damage to the garage door motor.
We know that when your garage door breaks or stops working as it should, it can leave you exposed to weather and theft. That’s why we offer emergency garage door repairs for our customers throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. We have extensive industry experience, and our technicians are available to repair nearly any issue.