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Garage Door Cable Replacement

Garage door cables are crucial components to a well-functioning garage door. Their biggest responsibility is upholding the garage door’s weight. Cables can be found on either side of the garage door, running vertical to the track. They wrap around drums that sit on top of the door and attach to brackets near the ground. For cables to function properly, they must be well-maintained. Over time, they may become frayed or damaged, which can greatly harm their ability to function. If the damage is too great, your overhead garage door cables may snap. This quickly becomes dangerous, as the garage door’s operation is compromised. This is when you need to schedule garage door cable replacement.  

Garage door cables work closely with springs. They’re both working to transfer weight and allow the garage door to move safely. If springs or cables snap, it will place excess tension on the other. When this happens, the garage door becomes heavier and more difficult to lift. It’s important that you don’t attempt to use the garage door during this time. It will quickly burn out the opener, as it takes on the full weight of the garage door. If you hear a loud popping noise in the garage, it’s likely that a spring broke or both cables came off garage door. Schedule immediate garage door cable replacement with your local, family-owned garage door company Fairmount Door!

Garage door cables may snap after they’ve frayed too much. They’re also likely to break if a spring has broken and you continue to use the garage door. 

Garage door cables usually last anywhere from 8-15 years. You can extend this number with routine garage maintenance. 

Garage door cables loosen and tighten with garage door movement. Like springs, they take on the weight of the garage door, which means they become loose when the door is open. 

Garage door cable replacement is usually between $100 and $200. We work diligently to keep our rates affordable alongside excellent customer service. 

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Loose Garage Door Cables

It’s more common for garage door cables to become loose and fall out of their drums, rather than completely snap. This may happen if you close the garage door on something or the springs are damaged. In this scenario, the garage door cable needs to be reattached to the drum. We stress the importance of leaving any type of garage door cable replacement to the professionals, as cables hold tension just like springs. Even if you’re just attempting to reattach cables, it could snap and injure you. Through our training, our technicians can handle these repairs with no issues.

Broken Garage Door Cables

When garage door cables break, it’s important that they’re repaired as quickly as possible. Cables may break because they’ve been corroded or when a spring has broken. If this happens, our team will need to change garage door cables. Broken cables cannot be repaired, which is why we keep replacement garage door cables on hand. We’re ready to handle your garage door cable replacement, no matter what type of garage door you have. Through years of experience, we’re confident we’re the best team to handle garage door cable replacement near you.

When Do You Need Cable Replacement? 

If you’re experiencing severe issues with your garage door, it’s likely that there’s a problem with the springs or cables. You can inspect your cables to ensure they’ve not fallen out of their drums or snapped entirely. It’s also important to schedule garage door maintenance. If we notice fraying cables during a garage door tune up, we’ll recommend that they be replaced. 

Offering Garage Door Cable Replacement Near You

Overhead garage door cables are extremely important to the functionality of your garage door. When you experience issues with your cables, our team is ready to help! We’re well-experienced and can change garage door cables at any time. Contact us today to schedule an appointment! We proudly serve Hamilton County, Marion County, Noblesville IN, Lafayette IN, Fishers IN, Wabash IN, and more!

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We backed into our existing door.


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We backed into our existing door. They came right out to fix it. Also provided new door at a fair price. Top notch service.”

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