Broken Garage Door Cable Replacement

Broken Garage Door Cable Repair

We STRONGLY advise our customers NOT to attempt replacing a broken garage door cable without the proper skills and training. This is a very dangerous process  and should be performed by skilled professionals only. Garage door cables are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death. 

The cables are in important part of your garage door system. Typically, they attach to the bottom section of the door to the drums located just above the door on either side. The cables help hold the weight of the door while the springs assist in lifting and lowering the garage door. When a cable snaps or breaks, the door will become inoperable and should not be used. Continuing to use the door with a broken cable can cause additional damage to your entire garage door system.

In some cases, the cables may not break, but instead come off of the drum or bottom section. In this case, we still advise our customers to not use the door until these have been reattached to the door properly by a trained professional to avoid further damage. This is a common issue when your garage door spring breaks. When a spring breaks, tension is lost in the cables and they could come off of the drum.

If your dealing with a broken garage door cable, call us today for same day service.

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Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Serving Washington DC & Suburban Maryland
6841 Distribution Drive
Beltsville, MD 20705
(301) 937-1800

Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Southern MD Branch
151 Schooner Lane, Suite 27
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
(301) 937-1800

Overhead Door Company of Washington, DC
Northern VA Branch
8641 Virginia Meadows Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
(703) 334-4050

Overhead Door Company of Central Virginia
Serving the greater Richmond VA area
10391 Leadbetter Road
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 550-1300

Overhead Door Company of Harrisburg-York
Serving the greater metropolitan Harrisburg PA area
576 Grandview Drive
Lewisberry, PA 17339
(717) 938-6101

Overhead Door Company of Harrisburg-York
Serving the greater Hanover-York PA area
23 Amy Way
Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 633-5776