Your garage door provides three functions for your home or business: security, convenience, and aesthetic. But it’s also a mechanical object that needs to function, and to ensure that happens you need a garage door opener that works. When the parts that make that appliance stop working, your garage door stops working entirely. Some of the most common issues people run into are problems related to broken and torn cables.
If your garage door won’t move, is stuck, or becomes crooked, our garage door company will investigate the cables first, because there’s no sense in fixing things for a higher price that aren’t broken. We prefer to find the cause of the problem, and fix that instead.
Cables are usually attached to the drum located at the top of the door, and their job is to support the weight as it goes upwards and downwards. Please don’t attempt to repair the cable yourself. Contact the garage repair professionals at Door Doctor.
For over 20 years, we’ve serviced hundreds of clients in Cape Coral. You can trust that we’ll repair or replace the cables quickly and correctly. If you have questions or to book service, contact us today.
Minimizing Risk of Broken Cables
If you’ve recently had a garage door cable break, you understand what a pain it can be. Keeping an eye out for trouble can go a long way towards minimizing those issues. We suggest setting a reminder to regularly go out and check each of the cables supporting your garage door. With the doors lowered so you can see most of the cable’s length, visually inspect each cable from one end to the other. You should keep an eye out for:
- Signs that the cable itself is fraying or coming undone
- Track misalignment and hardware in the cable’s path
- Rusting or corrosion — an especially common problem in humid climates like Southern Florida
Also, pay attention to your garage doors as they open and close. Look out for too-slow or shaky movements, and listen for squeaking or creaking sounds as these can be signs that your system is struggling. These are great ways to catch a cable issue before it actually snaps, which can make it easier to repair.
If your garage door is stuck, a cable has snapped, or something else has gone wrong, you don’t need to go it alone. Connect with the team here at Door Doctor to have your system inspected and get professional, expedient garage door repair. We serve Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and the surrounding areas, so call today to schedule!