Garage Door Cables – Braddock Heights, Maryland

Garage Door Cables - Braddock Heights, MarylandDo you have a broken garage door cable in Braddock Heights, Maryland? Buy quality made replacement cables online with same day shipping to FREDERICK county, MD if ordered before 11am EST.

Garage door cable repair is usually looked at as a difficult task. At DIY Garage Door Parts we provide affordable replacement parts, helpful information and how to videos to make the task easy. With our help you’ll have your parts fast and your door fixed in no time!

Garage door cables serve an important role in the function of the garage door system. They reduce pressure from the spring, therefore extending its life. The cables serve as a catch for the door if a spring should break and also help the door work more smoothly and quietly.

There are three types of cables used on garage doors in Braddock Heights, Maryland: torsion spring cables, extension spring cables and safety cables. They come in various lengths, thicknesses and strand counts.

A well maintained and properly functioning garage door makes the difference between a safe or dangerous environment. One should always keep an eye on the condition of their system to make sure all the working parts are in good condition. Factory cables will rub together while the door opens and closes, over time this will cause the cables to wear and break. It’s smart to catch this before it happens. We recommend replacing the factory 1/8 inch cables with new 3/32 inch cables. These cables will not rub like the factory cables and will have a much longer life.

We want to help you, by saving money on parts and not having to pay someone to fix your garage door! Our helpful step by step How To videos will guide you through the process of fixing your broken garage door. Before you know it you’ll have it up and running with plenty left in your wallet! Make sure to browse our video library, there you will find many product videos that will help you decide what parts you might need in the future.

Garage Door Cables – Torsion Spring

The standard torsion spring cable in FREDERICK county is 7×7 strand 1/8-inch thickness. This means there are seven strands in a bundle, and those seven bundles are twisted together to form cable with a diameter of 1/8 inch. These cables have a strong weight capacity of 1,650 pounds. However, they aren’t very flexible and can cause noise by rubbing as they wind around the cable drum when the door approaches a fully open position.

A 7×19 strand 1/8-inch thickness cable represents an upgrade due to a greater number of thinner cable strands. This garage door cable has a much stronger weight capacity – 1,950 pounds – and is much more flexible than the 7×7 strand 1/8-inch torsion spring cable.

3/32-inch torsion spring cables are more flexible than the 1/8-inch cables and have a weight capacity of 950 pounds. This is much lower than the previous two cables but still more than enough for the average garage door. The main advantage is the thinner diameter of the cable, which results in quieter operation by reducing the likelihood of rubbing against the cable drum as the door is opening.

DIY Garage Door Parts Bonus Tip: Use 3/32-inch torsion spring cables with Torque Force 400-144 drums to create more separation for your cable and make them virtually silent. We offer fast shpping on torsion cables to the following MD areacodes: 301/240

Garage Door Cables – Extension Spring

Extension Spring Cables for sale - Braddock Heights, Maryland3/32-inch cables are standard for garage doors that use extension springs. They have plenty of weight capacity at 950 pounds, but because an extension spring setup has more moving parts than a torsion spring setup, there’s a greater risk of frayed cables.

A 7×19 strand 1/8-inch extension spring cable is an upgrade over a 3/32-inch, thanks to a higher number of thinner cable strands, greater flexibility, and more than twice as much weight capacity at 1,950 pounds.

 

Safety Cables

Garage Door safety cables are used to restrain the extension spring when the cable or extension spring breaks. They are ran through the center of the extension spring and tied off at both ends. If you have extension springs on your garage door, safety cables can prevent costly damage to your car and serious injury to you and your family. With extension springs and cables, it’s not a matter of if they’ll break. It’s a matter of when they’ll break. Keep your home safe in Braddock Heights, Maryland 21714 in FREDERICK county, by installing safety cables to your garage door system.

Safety cables come in 3/32-inch and 1/8-inch diameters and 108 inches for a seven-foot door, and 120 inches for an eight foot door.

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Remember that routine maintenance of your garage door system is crucial to the extension of the life of your replacement parts. Make sure to lubricate your garage door rollers and hinges and keep a check on your garage door system for any wear and tear of your moving parts. Regular use of a garage door lubricant will greatly extend the life of your garage door parts and give the door a much more smoother and quieter function. Our Pro 44 Spray Lube works great!

Watch our videos about how to replace garage door torsion cables and garage door torsion cable replacement, and call us at 1-866-813-7899 if you have any questions about choosing the right cable for your garage door.

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