A garage door lift cable is like a tendon in your muscle. It does all the work. But like your knees, age will take its toll. Fortunately replacing the garage door cable is much easier. But this is a repair that will require the expertise of a garage door professional. Save your DIY hutzpah for starting your garden. This repair should be left to those who know what they are doing.
But it’s still a good idea to understand this repair before you hire a company. This way you can be sure they know what they are doing and are not just some CraigsList hack.
Essential Equipment to Repair Garage Door Cable
The cord will need replacing but this requires specialized tools and knowledge. How much cord will you need? How do you safely replace the cord without it snapping and potentially causing serious injury? We strongly suggest you proceed with caution.
The right amount of cable will depend on the size of the door. Essential equipment includes a winding bar, eyewear, grips, gloves, sockets of various fittings, wrenches of different sizes, and the essential material, the right size of replacement cable.