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It’s always risky to work with garage door cables.
Random snaps with the cable can bid you goodbye to a lot of things inside the garage.
It would be best if you prepared your garage doors first before dealing with the cable.
Consider it a safety precaution, so your garage doors are safe while you work on the cables in the garage.
If you need more assistance in doing the job, experts are always in the area to help you.
As such, professional installation services are always present to give you the support you need.
You don’t need to risk your safety and your garage safety to get new cables regularly.
There are garage door specialists and repair technicians who have enough experience for the job.
You don’t need to look anywhere else.
Top Garage Doors are always present to give you the help you need to keep the cables in perfect condition.
Let this guide help you in how to install garage door cables.
If you have minor problems with your cable, you can run a check, and if you decide that you need our help, all you need to do is call us.
Installing new garage door cables
Before you embark on the installation, there are a few tools you need.
Prepare yourself before doing the job, so you don’t need to compromise situations during the installation.
Ensure the tools are nearby, and you’re just going to grab them, so you don’t need to let go of any crucial garage door part.
Tools for cable installation
- C-clamps or locking pliers
- Winding bars
- Replacement cables
- Protective equipment (heavy-duty gloves, safety goggles and, overalls)
Steps for cable installation
You need to manually open or close the garage door for the installation to work.
2. Open the garage door and use the locking pliers or c-clamps to hold the door in place within the garage door tracks.
Lock the garage door into a secure hold, so it doesn’t move up or down.
3. Take care of the spring tension.
Step up the ladder and carefully release the springs from the force.
Slowly release the garage door spring from tension using the wrench.
Unwind all the tension, so you don’t have a fully loaded spring ready to bounce anywhere in the garage.
4. Go to the cable drum and remove the wound-up cables.
Trace it toward the bottom that hooks the cable near the lower part of the garage door.
Remove the old cable from the pulleys and the drums, so it’s out of the mechanism.
5. Get the replacement cable so you can install them properly.
Start with the bottom part of the garage door and trace it back toward the cable drums of the garage door.
Make sure to loop the cable seamlessly to avoid any jam and loose parts in the cable length.
6. Put the cable drum back in place in the garage door spring rod.
Tighten the cable drums around the rod.
7. Do it to both sides of the frame.
It’s best to get a replacement for both sides, so you have brand new cable around the garage door.
8. When you’re done, carefully lower the garage door to the ground.
Reconnect it to the garage door opener.
Test the garage door cable replacement during the process by opening the garage door using the remote controls or wall switch.
DIY installation or professional installation service: Which one is the best for your cables?
Cable replacement looks simple enough for a DIY.
You can do it by yourself.
However, a professional service still guarantees that all things run smoothly after.
New cable placements may start to fray before use if you don’t handle it well.
Also, a garage door is heavy for a one-person job.
You need all the help you can get to set up the cables around the system.
You need tight cables around all the drums and the hooks, so it doesn’t snap off fast.
For all the cable works you need, our team is available. Schedule an appointment with us.
Cable installations are sensitive matters in a garage door.
Since you’re dealing with lengths of cable lines, any accidental slip up or entanglements can send your garage door downwards.
Let the experts take care of your cable works.
Our team of garage door technicians knows how to install garage door cables.
We are Top Garage Doors, and we can give you cable replacements and new cable installations any time of the day.
All you need to do is book an appointment.