Garage Door Cable Repair La Puente
Garage Cable La Puente
The impact that snapped overhead door steel cable has over the door is the same as the affect that a broken spring has over the door. The steel cables, which is component of the garage door mechanism, is what connect the spring system and the door, and since this is the case, the garage door wires carry the weight of the garage door. When the steel cable snapped, it result with overhead door that should not be used, since the door is out of balance. Just as if the garage spring breaks, when the cable snap, the door is not being supported on one side and in many cases the door is not safe for use anymore.
Note: Sometime the wire snap, but the door still open up. But know that doing it is a mistake, which can lead to accidents. All the weight of the door will be on one side, and it can easily break as well. And one more thing: The garage opener can burn up as well, since it is not supposed to open the door when there is an issue with the mechanism of the door.
The best thing for you to do will be to get in touch with a nearby garage door company in La PuenteCalifornia, to come and fix the garage door for you by replacing the snapped cable.
Why the steel cable broke?
Many wonder what the reason that the overhead door steel cable snapped is. And it is impossible to give one answer, since there are many possible reasons that can lead to a broken cable. We would like to present few possible reasons, but again, this is just a componential list. It might be overhead door near Gardena, or broken overhead door in Los Angeles, the reasons that lead to a snapped garage cable are many.
Reasons why the garage steel wire snapped:
- The overhead door steel cable was overused, and wasn’t replaced for too many years. Like other components of the overhead door, they can break after different amount of years.
- The door wasn’t lubricated for a long period of time, or wasn’t maintain as often as required, like every rollup door in La Puente should be.
- The garage door, the mechanism, or the steel cables weren’t installed properly, and over time the steel cable broke.
- The steel cable was rubbing against components of the garage while the door was working.
- The torsion spring broke: Many times the steel cable snap at the same time as the torsion spring breaks.
What to do when the garage steel cable snap?
Most times, the cable snap when the garage door is closed (Down position), or while the door is movement. The reason that the cable snap when the door is close is usually since the pressure level on the cables is the highest when the garage door is closed. When the steel cable snap, the door might seem out of balance, or it can be impossible for you to open the door. Trying to force the door to work, or repeatedly trying to make the door wok can only lead to a greater damage, and can even end with injuries. The best thing for you to do will be to stop using the door, let other people who might try to use the door know that the door is broken, and call a local overhead door repairman in La Puente.
Where can I get a garage steel cable?
When shopping for overhead door steel cable, or any other overhead door component, you must realize that there are several different types of overhead doors, and there are several different components. The steel cable that will be the right steel cable for a single residential overhead door in La Puente CA, might not be the perfect steel cable for a commercial overhead door. The same goes for springs, tracks, hinges, rollers, panels, etc. Two springs, which are not the same, might look identical to you, since you are not experienced enough in fixing garage doors is Los Angeles. If you decided to buy a new steel cable, and replace the snapped steel cable by FIY overhead door repairs, make sure that you are getting the right component.
How to replace overhead door steel cable?
In case you plan to replace the broken steel cable by do it yourself, and not to use a qualified overhead door technician, who is experienced and qualified to service rolling doors in La Puente, there are few things you need to know:
Replacing broken steel cable can be a complexed task. There are some residential overhead door repairs that can be perfumed by DIY, and there are some repairs which should be perfumed by a qualified tach. And replacing a broken cable come someplace in the middle. It can be too complicated task for a handyman, that fixing garage doors is not experienced in garage doors repairs, and it might be relatively easy task. What important is to never break any safety law, and to never touch or remove something that you are not fully sure about. If any question rise, contact a local expert for help.
Do you sell overhead door components in La Puente?
There are few overhead doors service providers in La Puente California. Some suppliers offer components, and some offer the part and the repair service. Puente’s Garage Doors do not sell overhead door components anymore. We used to supply components, but the too many cases when the client couldn’t complete the repair by himself due to lack of knowledge, made us stop selling parts.
Garage steel cable replacement case study
We would like to share with you a story about overhead door repair do-it-yourself Case study, which will make it easier to explain why we avoid selling components such as overhead door steel cable. One Sunday evening we received a phone call from a client who couldn’t open the door to the garage, he told us that he is interested in purchasing set of garage steel cables, since the old steel cable snapped. We sold him set new garage steel cables, and told him that cable replacement for large overhead doors can be dangerous, and we recommend to use a qualified technician for the task. He refused, and told us that he can do that in less than 5 minutes.
The same day the same client call again, to inform us that our steel cables we sold him aren’t good. We asked what makes him say that, and he tell us that since he couldn’t make the door working again, he blame the steel cables we sold him.
We offered to send him one of our qualified overhead door technicians who will come and reinstall the same steel cable we sold him. If the door will not work, we will repair the door with no cost – free of charge. If the door will work, he only need to pay for the labor. He agreed and we sent him one of our garage doors experts. It took the technician 2 minutes to spot the broken torsion spring, and point it to the client. The client apologized many times, and asked us to replace the spring.
The conclusion from the case study we just presented is simple: Always hire a qualified technician to perform the repair. It can be a broken garage door in La Puente, or a busted roll down gate service, when you hire a pro, you make sure that the door will work again, and you will also make sure that the door will operate safely, which isn’t less important.
Garage Steel cable repair La Puente
Puente’s Garage Doors repair all kinds of roll up doors. We carry steel cables for all types of overhead door that can be found in La Puente CA, and we can complete any garage steel cable repair/replacement on the spot. We can replace snapped steel cable for commercial overhead doors, or residential overhead doors in La Puente. If you are looking for a local overhead door company in La Puente, call: 626-249-3072, and we will be there today. We will make your jammed overhead door working again today. Fixing overhead doors in La Puente is our job, and we try to provide the quickest and the most efficient service, maintain the reputation we built as one of the best garage doors companies in Los Angeles County.
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