Garage Door Cable Repair & Replacement in Houston, TX
Garage door cables are always supposed to be in good shape because they have the tough task of bearing the weight of an entire garage door. The cables remain under a lot of tension and therefore, if handled by an untrained person, things could get messy. It is important to let professionals, with the required expertise, handle garage door cables and be entrusted with the task of garage door cable repair.
Types of cables handled during repair work
A trained technician will first of all identify the type of cable that is installed in your garage door so that they know what they have to work on.
There are two different types of cables
- Safety cables: These are used, together with the extension spring systems, whereby there is a safety cable at the end of end of every extension cable and it also runs through it. It is the duty of the safety cable to prevent the pieces of spring from flying all over if they do break off. We do quality garage door cable repair in Houston to ensure that your safety cables are in place and that you are safe.
- Torsion cables: These are cables that have a loop in their ends and they are attached to the bottom of a garage door. These cables should be uniform in the way they are attached to a garage door. They come in different lengths depending on the height of a garage door.
If the springs in your garage door are on the sides of the track, then extension spring door cable will have to be used.
Maintenance and inspection
The first thing to do is inspection of the garage door cables that are attached to the springs on both sides. It has to be checked if the cable has worn out or frayed, or if the hardware for mounting has become loose. There are always symptoms that warn us of something serious and if you are not sure that you can check everything, you should have a trained technician from Houston Home Garage Doors do the garage door repair job for you.
If your garage door has a system that allows it to open automatically, then you need to shut this system down and try to lift the door manually. This should happen smoothly but if the door becomes difficult to open or does not open at all, then it is possible that your door might be out of balance and will require servicing by a technician. Of course, a technician should be around when the door is being lifted.
Benefits of installation services
There are many benefits when you hire a technician from Houston Home Garage Doors for replacing your garage door cables. First of all, you will be able to have the right door parts installed on your garage door. This is because most people are not aware of all the required parts while our certified technicians certainly are.
We are well acquainted with the building codes that the authorities demand in your area. This aspect is influenced by the weather conditions that are prevalent generally and Houston Home Garage Doors know the right thing to do in every case.