Having fit cables running your garage door lessens the possibility of getting garage accidents.
The garage door is run by a system of springs, cables, and other moving parts that guarantee a smooth performance.
You need to maintain the fit of all parts to make sure that no loose aspects are present.
It’s essential that you know how to adjust garage door cable tension.
A loose cable can lead to unleveled garage doors and damages to the garage door’s spring.
Take some regular schedule to check your garage.
Garage door cables are one of the most underrated parts of the garage door.
The function of the cables is to support other moving parts in the garage.
It also acts as an additional safety measure for the springs.
Don’t ignore any loose cables or fraying cables.
When it’s time to adjust the cables, you need to perform an adjustment.
When it’s time for a replacement, call us to help you take out the old cables.
Top Garage Doors can work around your cables for adjustments and new replacement installations.
We offer our professional garage door services in the area.
It’s a guarantee that you always have reliable service when loose cables result in an emergency.
Give us a call when you need emergency services.
Tension adjustment for garage door cables
Start your tension adjustment by having the right tools at hand.
Some equipment will help you handle the tension changes properly.
Don’t risk your safety during the tension adjustment.
Tools you need for the job
- Proper Protective Equipment (heavy-duty gloves, safety goggles, and overalls)
- C-clamps or locking pliers
Steps for cable tension adjustment
Follow these simple steps to perform the cable tension adjustment.
Be careful, and it’s best if you park your vehicles somewhere else first to avoid any emergencies or accidents in the garage.
1. Disconnect the garage door from the garage door opener.
Open the garage door manually and start adjusting the tension.
2. Release the tension from the springs that support your garage door.
Lift the garage door manually.
Use the c-clamps or locking pliers to lock the garage door up in the tracks.
You will have a loose garage door spring that doesn’t have stored force in its coils.
3. The cables have two ends hooked into different parts of the garage door.
One end is at the bottom bracket of the garage door.
Another end is on a bracket that holds onto the tracks or the frame.
The end with the bracket often becomes loose over time as a result of constant movement.
4. Loosen the cable from the bracket using the pliers and pull the cable length through the bracket until there isn’t any loose cable length.
If there’s no loose part in the bracket, adjust the bracket placement in the frame.
Reposition the bracket in the frame using the screwdriver to loosen the bracket and put it higher on the frame.
Repeat the same steps to the other side.
5. Check the results by reconnecting the garage door to the opener.
Open and close the door.
There shouldn’t be any unleveled garage door parts or saggy cable lengths.
Your garage door shouldn’t be making any noise as well.
DIY work or professional service: Which should you choose?
Tension adjustment is pretty straightforward, so you can try doing it by yourself.
However, some cables begin to show symptoms of damage and fraying during your adjustment.
Fraying cables is a big issue to the safety and assurance that the cable can fully support your garage door.
Call professionals when this happens.
Cable tension adjustments can spiral into urgent cable replacements, and we are present to help you with the problem.
Get professional service instead of attempting to unwind the garage doors with damaged wires.
Are your cables still loose after performing tension adjustment? Book your free schedule with us now!
Do you need help with loose cables or damaged cables?
We know how to adjust garage door cable tension, and we also offer professional cable service for garage doors.
It’s not uncommon for garage doors to gain damages over time.
The cables especially do most of the heavy legwork for your garage door.
They ought to be replaced once impairments are present.
Give us a call for urgent services to book your job with us!
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