Door Repair Brooklyn
Rolling Gate Brooklyn – Garage Door Service of Brooklyn can repair any broken garage door inBrooklyn, and the best part – we can do that any time 24 HR! Industrial overhead door, or home garage door, Brooklyn garage door repair the majority of garage door issues on the first visit, thanks to the fact that our technicians carry with them the parts which are required to complete the repair on the spot. And since we service all kinds of garage doors in Brooklyn, and due to the fact that can repair any of garage door problem (As long as we follow safety guidelines), we can repair or replace any broken garage door cable. If you are looking for a company who service garage door in Brooklyn, NY.
The impact of a wire that broke over garage door can be that the door will not open, will not close, the door will go out of balance (Or off tracks in some cases), and more. The symptoms are almost identical to the affect that a broken garage door spring has over the door. The steel wires, which are part of the garage door mechanism, make the connection between the garage door’s spring system and garage door itself, and since without the cables the tension of the spring get lost, and since the garage door cables carry the weight of the garage door; if the cable snap, the door is unsafe for use.
What If A Cable Snap?
Sometime the garage cable snap, but the door can still move. The garage doors is equipped with 2 cables. And since the door can partly operate, you might mistakenly assume that he can go on and use the door like that, but that will be a risky mistake. As we explained earlier in our post, the entire weight of the door will be on the remaining cable, and it can easily break as well, resulting a dangerous situation of a heavy garage door which connected to nothing.
*** Using automated garage door with a problem with the mechanism can result with a damage to the garage motor. If you own automated overhead door, do not use it if there is something wrong with the door, it is for your safety.
We wrote this article about garage door cable snap repair, but the warning to never use a broken garage door apply to any type of problem.
Why garage cables snap?
Usually, when you notice that the garage door cable snapped, you ask yourself few questions like: What is the reason that the cable snapped. It is impossible to give one general answer, since there are many possible explanations that can lead to a snapped garage cable. We would like to present few possible explanations to a broken steel cable, but again, this is only a partial list. And it is possible that the steel wire of the garage door you own snapped for a different reason.
Sometime the explanation is simply that the cable was installed far too many years ago, and got weakened over the years. But if the door is relatively new, and the explanation is within the garage door itself, you need a professional garage door technician who can locate the reason the cable snapped and address it as well.
Causes for broken garage door steel wire:
The broken garage door cable is over used, and wasn’t replaced for many years. Like other parts, such as the springs or the pulleys (In case it is extension spring system), the cables can break after different amount of years, and it depend on many variables. Replacing a home garage door cable shouldn’t be a complicated task for a qualified technician.
The garage door wasn’t lubricated and tuned as required. For residential doors in New York, we recommend maintaining the door once every 6 months. In case of industrial overhead door, they might require more often lubrication.
The overhead door itself, the mechanism of the door, or the metal cables weren’t installed properly, and over time the metal cable snapped. When the door wasn’t setup correctly to begin with, it can lead to problems in the future, and snapped cable is one of the possible problems. This is why we always recommend hiring a garage door specialist for the task.
The steel cable was rubbing constantly and slowly split open it completely broke.
The cable that was installed is from poor quality, and it is not as strong and resistible as the high quality steel cables are. We always say that quality is something worth investing in. And when you purchase high quality parts, from a reliable garage door service provider in New York, you get in return a garage door which is both safe for use, and that will not get stuck in the near future due to a repeating issue.
So, what should I do?
In most events of a broken wire, it usually happen when the garage gate is shut down, or while the door is movement. The explanation to why the garage gate steel wire snap when the door is close is usually since the pressure level on the wires is the highest when the overhead door is closed. When the steel wire snap, the door might seem out of balance, or might be impossible for you to open the garage gate. Trying to force the door to open up, or repeatedly trying to make the door working when obviously there is something wrong with it, can only lead to a greater damage, and can even end with injuries. The best thing for you to do will be to seize using the garage gate, let other people who might try to use the door know that the door is broken, and hire a nearby garage gate company in New YorkCity who will come and replace the broken wire.
Where to shop for garage door parts?
Before we explain about garage door parts, we would like to let you know that Rolling Gate Brooklyn do not sell garage door parts anymore! We only sell garage door parts as part of the service! When shopping for garage door steel cables, or any other garage door component for that matter, you must realize that there are many different types of garage doors, and there are several different components. The steel wire which will be the right metal cable for a heavy duty overhead door in Brooklyn, NY, might not be the perfect metal cable for home garage door in Brooklyn. The same goes for springs, tracks, hinges, rollers, panels, etc. Two springs, which are not the same, might look the same to you, since you did not see enough types of springs and garage doors, and you might mistakenly consider two different springs as the same set of springs. If you decided to buy a new metal cable, and replace the snapped metal cable by do it yourself garage door repairs, make sure that you are getting the right part for your door. If you are not sure, if you have questions, or want to learn more, get in touch with a local garage door contractor in Brooklyn to come and assist you.
How to replace garage cables?
In case you are planning to replace the garage cable by doing it yourself, and not to use a local garage door expert for the job, there are few things you need to know, and this can applied for any broken overhead door in New York City:
Replacing broken garage cable is not always an easy task. There are some home garage door repairs that can be perfumed by DIY, and there are garage repairs which should only be done by a local garage door expert. Replacing garage cable come someplace in the middle, and the answer to the question whether to DIY or hire an expert depend on many things.
You might think that the local handyman who did some gardening jobs for you, might be able to replace the cable for you, so you just need to purchase the cable. But the truth is that some cable replacement for some of the garage doors in Brooklyn, NY are more complicated than you might think, and require special tools and extensive knowledge. So do not assume that watching a DIY garage door cable replacement video made you an expert. Be careful, since broken doors are dangerous.
Rolling Gate Brooklyn Are Experts in Garage Door Repairs and Services
Rolling Gate Brooklyn, NYC service all kinds of overhead doors and gates. Whether you need a commercial overhead door cable replacement, or garage door spring repair, or a new garage door motor installation, we are the answer for all your garage doors needs in Brooklyn, NY. We carry parts for all types of garage doors in New York, and we can complete any garage repair on the first visit. We can replace snapped steel wires for industrial garage doors, or residential garage doors. If you are looking for nearby garage doors company who service New York City area, we welcome you to get in touch with us today for same day garage door repair service.