Garage Door Cable Brooklyn

Garage Door Cable Brooklyn NY

The affect that a snapped cable has on the overhead door is the same as the affect that a broken spring has. Since the steel cable is what hold the door, and in a way connect the door to the spring system, when the cable snap, the tension of the spring that “run through” the cable get lost. When the cable break, it result with overhead door which is not operable and definitely unsafe for use, and sometime when the garage cable snap the door can’t even be opened up, since the tension of the spring system and that run through the cables get lost. If you own overhead door in Brooklyn, and the cable is broke, you can either choose replace the cable by do-it-yourself (Not recommended and dangerous for most doors in New York), or to get in touch a local garage doors company in Brooklyn to replace the cable (Or both in many cases), and who will make sure the door is safe for use again.

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Why did the garage cable broke?

If you wonder what the reason that the overhead door cable snapped is, know that there is no such thing as one answer to the question: why did the garage cable snapped. We can give you few common reasons, but it will be only a partial list. It can be overhead door in Bay Ridge, or broken overhead door in Williamsburg New York, the reasons are many.

Reasons why the garage cable broke:

  • The overhead door cable was overused, and the cable replaced for many years. Like other parts of the overhead door, they can break after different amount of years. Do not wait until the cable completely break, and if you see that it start to get lose, replace it on time.
  • The door wasn’t maintained and lubricated for a long time, or wasn’t maintain as often as required, like every garage door in Brooklyn should be. Make sure to lubricate the door on time.
  • The door, the mechanism, or the cables weren’t installed properly, and over time the cable broke. It can be overhead door in Brooklyn, roll up gate in Manhattan, or commercial rolling gate in Queens, if they weren’t installed properly, it is just matter of time before they will get busted.
  • The cable was “rubbing against” parts of the garage while the door was working. The constant use of the door eventually lead to a broken cable.
  • The spring snapped: Many times the cable snap at the same time as the spring breaks. The springs of the garage are under a lot of tension, and when the spring break, it can easily break the cable which is connected to it.

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What to do when the garage cable snap?

Like any other garage door problem, when it occur, the door become dangerous. Before anything else, first, you need to understand that when the overhead door is closed, the tension on the overhead door cables is enormous, and this is the point when most cables (As well as the springs) snapped. When the cable break, the door might seem out of balance, or it can be impossible for you to open the door since the tension of the springs system that usually make it easy to open the door is not there anymore. Trying to force the door to work, or repeatedly attempting to make the door work again and again can only lead to a greater damage, and can even end with injuries (Overhead doors can weight hundreds of pounds, and include parts which are under a tremendous tension). The best thing for you to in case the cable broke 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 specialist in NYC.
Replacing a broken overhead door cable is not a complicated task, and can be performed by every qualified overhead door technician in Brooklyn. And if the technician is one of the technicians of Brooklyn Garage Doors & Gates, he should be able to replace the cable on the spot, since we carry the parts with us.

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Where can I buy garage door cables?

When it comes to buying anew overhead door cable, or any other overhead door part for that matter, you must realize that there are many different types of overhead doors in New York, and there are many different parts. The cable that will be the right cable for a single home overhead door in Brooklyn, might not be the right cable for a commercial garage door in the Bronx, and vice versa. The same goes for extension and torsion springs, garage openers, hinges, rollers, etc. Two different springs, that might look identical for someone who isn’t experienced with overhead doors services. If you decided to buy a new cable, and replace the broken cable by doing it yourself, make sure that you are getting the right part.

How to replace overhead door cable?

If you decided to replace the broken cable by “doing it yourself” kind of repair, and not to use a local overhead door technician, who is experienced and qualified to service garage doors in Brooklyn, there are few things you must keep in mind:

  • Replacing garage door cable can be a complicated task. There are some home overhead door repairs that can be perfumed by do it yourself, and there are some repairs which need to done by a licensed technician.

In general, we are not big fans of do-it-yourself overhead door repairs. In the majority of cases it just doesn’t go smoothly, and the attempt ends with a bigger damage. We used to sell parts for garage doors in Brooklyn and in New York, but we do not do that anymore. The reasons we stopped can be found in the next paragraph.

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Do you sell overhead door parts in Brooklyn?

There are many overhead doors suppliers in Brooklyn. Some of them offer parts, and some offer the repair. We do not sell overhead door parts in Brooklyn any more. We used to supply parts, but the cases when the client couldn’t complete the repair by himself due to lack of knowledge were too many. So we decided to stop selling parts. If you insist on buying the parts and do the job by DIY, you can find many online garage stores that sell parts, or you can even find parts in the local home depot in Brooklyn.

Garage 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 parts such as overhead door cable:
As a company that offer same day service, we once received a phone call from a customer with a broken garage door who needed garage door repairs near Coney Island who told us that he is interested in purchasing cables, since the old cable snapped. We sold him set of 2 new garage cables. The same day that customer call again and tell us that our cables aren’t good, and that he want a refund. We asked what makes him say that, and he tell us that since he couldn’t make the door working again, he blame the cables. The cables that we sold to him.
We offered to send one of our garage doors experts who will come and install the same cable we sold him. If the door will not work after our expert install the cables, we will repair the door for free – yes, our expert will not be able to fix the door using the same cables, we will fix the door for free. If it will work, he only need to pay for the labor. He agreed. It took our technician 1 minute to spot the broken spring (which was the actual problem), and point to the customer. The customer apologized many times, and asked us to replace the spring.
This is just one of many cases of broken garage doors where a client purchased overhead door part, planning to repair the door by himself, and found that it is not as simple as he anticipated. We decided to stop supplying parts, unless we will also repair the door, since this is the only wat to make sure the door will work and will also be safe for use.

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Replacing broken garage door cables is part of our garage doors services in Brooklyn. Since we know garage doors in Brooklyn, and we have been servicing garage doors and fix roll down gates in Brooklyn, we know which parts are the most likely to break, and which parts we need to carry with us in order to complete the repair on the first visit, and allow the customer to get back to using a perfectly operating garage door or gate. For same day garage door service, and for same day garage door cable replacement, call Brooklyn Garage Doors and Gates, and one of our experts will be on the way to replace the broken cable.


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