Garage door cables Repair Calgary

Garage door cables run from the bracket at the bottom of either side of your garage door to a notch on the cable drums, on the garage door shaft. The cables themselves, aided by the garage door torsion springs, help hoist your garage door open and closed. 

If you suspect your garage door cables are damaged or broken, which usually presents as a prominently tilted door or the cables themselves being off the drums, rusted and/or frayed, please give us a call to take care of this problem as promptly as possible and prevent further damage!

When should I change my garage door cables?

At Advantage Garage Doors, when it comes to garage door cables, we believe that prevention is better than cure. Garage door cables should be replaced at the first sign of damage, that is, if you noticed that your cable is frayed or in visibly bad condition, or if your bottom hinge and cable exhibit signs of rust. 

A garage door cable in poor condition can snap, becoming a danger to you and your belongings. If your cable snaps, it can also cause extensive damage to the whole garage door system.

If your cables aren’t taut or fall off of the drums, do not attempt to reposition them. There are many possible reasons for this, and as the cables are under a lot of tension, this repair is potentially dangerous and should only be performed by a trained professional. We perform same day and emergency garage door cable replacement and associated repairs.

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Preventative maintenance is key

In the case of garage door cables, it is much easier (and noticeably cheaper) to replace cables when the onset of the damage sets in, before they snap and potentially cause damage to other parts of your garage door or to the personal belongings you stow in your garage, such as your vehicle!

Periodical inspection of the cables, as well as ensuring the level of moisture in their surroundings remains low, are critical steps to ensure ideal cable longevity.