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Garage door Cable Repair

Contact the garage door professionals at AG Smart Garage today for all your garage door cable needs.

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Garage Door Cable Repair

In general, as a homeowner, you should not attempt to fix broken garage door cable by yourself, even if you consider yourself to have some handyman blood in your system. Why? Because most of the time, garage door cables are under an incredible amount of tension. Should anything go wrong while you’re trying to navigate the learning curve, serious damage to you or your property could occur. 

Instead, call AG Smart Garage at 224-306-2985 and let us do the hard work for you. We’ll inspect your cables and perform essential safety repairs quicker than you can snap your fingers so that your garage door system is back to giving you all of the convenience you want and deserve.

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  • Equipped with the best tools
  • Safety inspection with any spring repair
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The Two Types of Cables

There are two types of cables found in a garage door system. The first is called a retaining cable, also known as a safety cable. This cable serves an interesting purpose: it prevents the other, more dangerous cable from flying across the room in event of failure.

The dangerous cable is called the lift cable. This is the cable that does all of the hard work as it relates to your garage door opening. The tension it generates makes it possible to lift an entire wall of a room (in other words, a garage door) off of the ground.

Now you can see why we don’t recommend trying to repair any sort of garage cable by yourself. With that amount of tension, the cables have serious power behind them, should they decide to fly across the room unexpectedly.

Wear and Tear vs. Necessary Repair

Like every other part of your garage door system, your garage door cables will erode over time. This process can be accelerated by other parts of your garage door, such as rusted metal (the rusted metal will slowly eat away at the outer fibers of the cable). When we come to your home or business to fix your garage door cables, we’ll be sure to check for these other parts that may be causing unnecessary wear and tear.

However, there is a big difference between wear and tear and necessary repair. The moment you see any visual damage to your garage door cables, be sure to contact us immediately by calling (855) 556-4433 or clicking here. Cable repair is simply too important to put off, considering the potential damage a snapped cable can cause.

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