At 365 Garage Doors, we offer cable repair services. There are two different types of cables that you can find in your garage door system. Both of these cables need to be in working order for your garage door to function correctly. When one of these cables stops working, not only can it affect the functionality of your garage door, but it can create safety hazards that can result in serious damage. It would be best if you had your garage door cables inspected at least once per year for damages, rust, or fraying.

It’s hard to notice if the cables are damaged, and often you don’t realize that something is wrong until it’s too late. You can always call us for a routine inspection, to make sure everything is ok. The most common type of damage that occurs to cables is fraying. Fraying is impossible to notice unless you look for it, so make sure you inspect your cables on a somewhat regular basis. If you don’t, those frayed cables are going to snap. When that happens, your garage door is going to stop functioning, altogether.

Garage door cable installation is a simple process and doesn’t take too long, so don’t worry about the inconvenience it’s going to cost.


There are a few different issues that your garage door cables can run into. Some of these problems are more severe than others, but all of them should be fixed as soon as humanly possible. It might just be a case that your cables are old and losing some integrity. Even if there’s no noticeable damage, you should replace old cables as a safety precaution.

Rusted Garage Door Cables

Rusted Garage Door Cables

This is caused by a buildup of moisture and should be repaired immediately. Cables that are rusted are very prone to snapping, which can give you a dangerous and nasty surprise one day.

Frayed Garage Door Cable

Frayed Garage Door Cables

Cables can become worn and frayed over time, due to the cable rubbing against the tracks or something else, or they can start to unwind. Again, this is an issue that should be resolved as soon as possible.

Jammed Garage Door Cable

Jammed Garage Door Cables

Jammed cables are a less common issue, but one that still exists. If your garage door is struggling to open or close, the cables being jammed can be the cause. Don’t forget that your cables are under an immense amount of tension, so make sure you let a professional attempt to unjam them rather than touching them yourself. .

Types of Garage door Cables and Uses

Lift Garage Door Cables

Lift cables are fairly self-explanatory. These cables are required in order to actually lift your garage door in the first place.

Garage door lift cables hold the garage door torsion springs in place. These springs act as counterweights to the garage door, thus making it possible to open it.

These springs are under an extreme amount of tension so make sure you have a professional look at them if you think something is wrong.
The most common type of issue that plagues lift cables is fraying from wear and tear. As well as wearing down, naturally, over time, there are a lot of other issues that can accelerate the deterioration, including a moisture buildup or faulty ball bearings.

You can easily identify when this becomes a problem with your lift cable. The cable itself is going to look frayed and worn.
These cables can also jam, in which case the door is going to struggle opening at all.

Retaining Garage Door Cable​

Retaining cables, rather than lifting your garage door, is there almost exclusively as a safety precaution.

This cable holds the garage door extension springs. This spring is constantly under an immense amount of tension and stress. If this spring ends up

coming off of the retaining cable, it’s going to fly off like a bullet. Not only can this damage your property or your car, but it can also severely injure someone if they’re in the way.

Retaining cables prevent this from happening, making them incredibly vital to your garage door system.

Like your lift cable, you can notice if something is wrong with your retaining cable simply by observing it. If the cable looks frayed and worn, or if your garage door struggles to open, then you have a problem

Why Trust Us as Your Professional Garage Door Repair Company?

Garage door cables need to be installed professionally to comply with safety regulations. These regulations exist for a reason and help to keep you and your family safe. Don’t cut corners with this area of your garage door system.
All of our technicians are expertly trained and can easily install new cables that all comply with the strictest of safety regulations.
Every single maintenance specialist on our team is licensed, certified, and extremely professional, so don’t worry about substandard work being done to your garage door.

Using us is going to save you a lot of money in the long run. Letting a non-professional fix your garage door is going to cost you more in long-term repair costs. Using our team doesn’t.