Garage Door Cable Replacement in Richmond
All garage doors rely on heavy-duty springs to operate. These springs – both torsion springs and extension springs – rely on cables to help move your garage door smoothly.
On extension spring systems there are two cables, one on each side of your door, that distribute tension to keep your door balanced. If one cable breaks, the other will soon follow.
Broken cables impact your entire garage door system. A broken cable means the weight is unevenly distributed, which puts strain on your springs, tracks, rollers, and other components.
Are Your Garage Door Cables Broken?
Aside from visually seeing a broken cable, you may notice your door is louder, off-balance, and has difficulty opening.
Not sure your cables are the problem? No worries – we always perform a full 25-point inspection to pinpoint the issue before servicing your door.
Precision Garage Door stocks quality cables and our technicians are trained to evaluate and fix your broken garage door cables.
The cables we use are more flexible and quieter aircraft-grade cables with 19 wires per strand. Other companies use standard cables with only 7 wires per strand – these are less flexible, noisier, and don’t last as long.
Precision uses more flexible and quieter stainless steel aircraft grade cables with 19 wires per strand, which last longer than standard cables.
Other companies use standard cables that only utilize 7 wires per strand, and are less flexible and noisier.
Professional Cable Replacement
When you call Precision Garage Door, you can count on us for garage door cable replacement in three easy steps:
- Replacing both cables: Most garage doors are installed with two cables at the same time. If one of your garage door’s cables breaks, it’s likely that the other is nearing the end of its lifespan as well. After evaluating your garage door, if it is determined that a broken cable is the problem, our technicians will usually recommend replacing both cables.
- Using the right cables: Garage doors come in all styles, sizes, and weights, and Precision Garage Door’s qualified technicians are trained to install the correct cables for your individual door. After installation, our technicians will check to ensure the correct cables have been used by performing a balance test.
- Safety inspection: Precision Garage Door understands that your family’s safety is your top priority. After performing a garage door cable replacement, our technicians will provide a free safety inspection to ensure all the hardware and moving parts of your door are in proper working order.