Garage Door Cable Replacement
One of the most common faults that occurs on canopy up and over garage doors is broken cables.
If both the cables break the door will slam down and will be very heavy to open as these cables are attached to a spring that runs at the top of the door. This spring is under great tension and can cause injury if repairs are attempted by non qualified people.
If just one of the cables breaks it will cause the door to jam in the half open position with one side much lower than the other.
Please see the picture above for example.
Some people think that when this happens that a new door is required. This is not true we can safely replace both the cables with galvanised, high quality steel replacements, retension the spring unit and service the garage door.
Please note that some of the cables offered on the market today (especially on the internet) are made from very low grade mild steel cable. These cables will corrode and break after a very short period of use.
If one of the cables has broken please do not attempt to get the door closed by cutting the remaining cable as this can cause serious injury.
Another fault that often occurs to the garage doors that have cables as part of the lifting mechanism is that they can become tangled around the drum / cone at the top of the door.
This is usually caused by the door being brought down onto an obstruction or by the spring assembly not having sufficient tension on it and allowing the cables to become loose.
Special tools are required to safely tension these springs and it is never recommended to try to replace these cables if you are not qualified.
Some of the larger garage doors have thicker diameter cable than others. Our vans are fully equipped with all grades and sizes of this cable to ensure that your garage door is repaired to the manufacturers required standard.
Please be very careful when comparing other quotes as inferior cables are dangerous
WHY SHOULD YOU TRY US FIRST?
Because we offer a free, no obligation site survey (by a garage door fitter not a salesperson) to provide you with a quotation and give you advice on the best option to repair your garage door.
We only charge for work that we carry out.
We do not have a call out charge.
All of our fitters are fully qualified garage door engineers who specialise only in garage doors.
All our repairs carry a full 2 year guarantee