Garage Door Cable Repair

If you need a garage door cable replaced, then there are some things that you definitely need to keep in mind. Replacing a garage door cable is not as easy as it seems. In fact, replacing your garage door cable is something that should only be attempted by the professionals. We been in business since 2015, and our combined decades of experience held by our staff means that you should make us your number one choice for garage door repair and installation in the Worcester, Massachusetts area. But before we get into exactly what a garage or cable repair entails, you first need to understand what the garage door cable does.

The garage or cable is essentially a safety measure. It seems like a really small part of your garage door, but the truth is it is an essential safety mechanism that you cannot do without. If your cable snaps and you need a new one, you should avoid using your garage through that door until you get a new cable. Garage door springs undergo a great deal of stress, and alternating forces can weaken the springs over time. Without the garage door cable, the door could recoil they could cause damage to your vehicle or even kill someone.

The main thing the need to keep in mind is that you are going to be working with extremely high tension springs in order to affect this repair. That’s something you want to think carefully about, because most people are not equipped or trained to deal with high tension springs, and installing the cable the wrong way or making a mistake during installation can have very serious consequences.

The first thing you have to do is release the tension before you can replace your garage door cable. That means opening the garage door fully and placing C clamps on the track just below the lowest wheel of the door. From there, when the doors open and secure, you should be able to unlock the springs and replace the cable. You will need to hook this brings up again when you are done. Do not attempt to remove the springs unless you have completely removed all of the tension from them. It is the extreme pressure in the springs that results in injury when people try to repair their garage doors themselves.

Although it is entirely possible for you to repair your own garage store, it is a much better idea to call in the professionals for this particular repair. There are other minor repairs that may be done by the homeowner, but this is not one of them. You want to make sure that the installation is done correctly and that you are nearby family members are not injured as a result of attempting the repair. We have tons of experience doing exactly the east types of repairs and we work in Worcester and all through the surrounding area. Give us a call and find out just how reasonable our rates are for cable repair or replacement.

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