Garage Door Cables Don’t Last Forever
The garage door cable performs one of the most critical functions for your garage — it carries the door’s weight, and it holds constant tension. The constant pressure can lead to natural wear and tear, so your garage door cable has a lifespan of only a few years. If one side frays or snaps, that side will stay in place when you hit the opener, while the other side begins to rise like normal.
You should stop using your garage door if the cable breaks or is damaged. You could risk serious injury or damage to your vehicle by continuing to use the door. If the other side’s cable snaps, the weight of the door will come crashing down.
Regular maintenance can reduce the chances of a garage door cable malfunction, but sooner or later, you will need to replace the cable. Checking it regularly ensures that you know when to take action.
How Do You Know if Your Garage Door Cable Is Broken?
Signs that you need garage door cable repair service include:
- Your garage door tilting to one side.
- Your garage door won’t open.
- Your garage door falling suddenly.