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Garage Door Cable Replacement

Alpha Overhead Door is the first name in doors, but we don’t call ourselves that for no reason. We’re a top-rated company that does top-quality work. Our team of certified technicians is adept to handle everything from residential repair services to commercial garage door installations, and that includes garage door cable replacement. 

What is a Garage Door Cable?

Before we discuss garage door cable replacement, we must first understand what a garage door cable is and how it works in tandem to promote the overall efficiency of your garage door system. A garage door cable is essentially a sturdy metal cord that is wound over a pulley system called a drum. The cable drum attaches to your garage door springs to help lift and lower your garage door. Garage door cables do this by transferring the built-up energy from the garage door springs in order to pull your door in either direction. The cable winds back and forth on itself around the drum to do this. There are typically two garage door cables that carry out this task and they are positioned at either side of your garage door to distribute the weight and tension evenly. 

The Importance of Garage Door Cable Replacement

Garage door cable replacement is a service we provide to ensure that your garage door continues to distribute its weight evenly as it ascends and descends into place. If one of your garage door cables should break, for instance, you may notice that your garage door will likely become misaligned and open unevenly. If this happens, contact a technician right away! 

A broken garage door cable leaves its partner cable, and corresponding garage door springs,  overcompensating when trying to counterbalance the weight of your door. Tragically, this can lead to your garage door falling down completely. 

It’s important to call a technician for garage door cable replacement if you notice any of these signs:

  • Your garage door is opening unevenly
  • You notice one side of your garage door cable hanging out of the drum
  • Your garage door is making strange noises
  • Your garage door is struggling to open and close
  • Your garage door is opening extremely slowly




Conducting Garage Door Cable Replacement

Repairing your garage door cables involves replacing them with a new pair. Your cables are made of woven steel which activate each time your garage door is engaged. Like all other parts of your garage, they have a set lifespan that can unfortunately be made shorter without proper maintenance and care. Aside from that, they also produce friction from winding over themselves onto the drum and are exposed to all manner of inclement weather. These factors, plus their daily task of lifting hundreds of pounds of weight, equals necessary replacement. 

Replacement Done Right!

Think you need garage door cable replacement? Simply call or text us for any of your garage door needs near Billings MT, Butte MT, and neighboring service areas. We keep in mind that not all garage door equipment is the same. That’s why our service team is equipped with various sizes of garage door cables and adjoining hardware to ensure that you have everything you need for your garage door cable replacement service. Contact us today for a FREE estimate on repairs near you! 


We do not recommend performing any garage door repair services without a skilled professional attending. Serious injuries may occur due to the amount of stored tension inside of your garage door cables and adjoining hardware.

The reason your garage door opens so slowly can be attributed to a few factors. One of them of course is an issue with your garage door cable. If you suspect this to be the case, call us immediately! A snapped or broken garage door cable is incredibly dangerous with continued use.

Call us! We provide around-the-clock garage door services and repairs to several service areas. Our locations span as far as the Wyoming and Canada borders!

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