Garage door cables play an integral part in your garage door assembly. These cables work together with the springs to lift the garage doors up and down. While the springs winding or extension provide the force to open the garage doors, cables on the other hand provide the lift to slide the doors up and down. Applying enough amount of tension from the springs to the cables lifts the doors as the cables rolls over the pulleys and winds into a cable drum.
Garage door cables are made of heavy duty galvanized steel strands which are twisted together to make a durable cable. This cable is also commonly referred to as ‘Aircraft Cable’. Garage door cables are specifically used under tension making them prone to wear and tear over time. Plus, a faulty bearing on the pulley or the use of a wrong size of springs can accelerate the wearing of cables. In turn, a worn out cable can put additional strain to the garage door opener. Even worse, worn out cables can snap and cause the door to get stuck. That is why periodic maintenance check and replacement of these parts is highly recommended if not required.
Because cables and springs are under tension, replacing them by someone with little to no knowledge or experience can cause a lot of bigger problems, a dent to your parked vehicle at the least and serious injury at the worst. It is best to leave the maintenance and repair to the experts.
Rocky Mountain Garage Doors specializes in the installation and repair of garage doors and parts including garage door cable repair Denver. We have been providing excellent repair services all around Denver for over a decade now. Our pool of competent technicians are highly equipped with the knowledge, tools and experience to fix all your garage door problems.
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