Broken and Worn Garage Door Cables If your garage door cable just broke, you’re probably wondering “What went wrong?” “How do I get this fixed?” “Is my garage door dangerous with a broken cable?” That’s where we step in. Affordable Garage Doors LLC is here to make this difficult time, less difficult. There are a few different types of garage door cables depending on the spring system you have. If you have Torsion springs in your garage, then these cables have to be secured and wound in a particular way to prevent recoiling and injury. Some garages have extension springs that run along either side of your garage door. These springs also require particular extension spring cables. Garage Doors also have safety cables. These are used with extension springs and run through the center of the spring to prevent any damage or injury. Garage doors with broken cables and springs are dangerous. If a garage door gets stuck in a half-open position, be mindful of going near it. Garage doors are known to close suddenly when broken and since they are extremely heavy, they could cause severe injury. A few different things can go wrong with the cables on your garage door. Garage door cables can and do break. The most common reason is the age of the garage door. Over time, after wear and tear, the cables can weaken and eventually snap. Garage door cables can also break due to rust. One example is cables that have been wound around the drum incorrectly causing the door to jam often drooping on one side, or the door may catch as it is being lowered. Whatever the cause, a broken garage door cable is a big problem that should be handled by the professionals. If you’re experiencing a broken garage door, call Affordable Garage doors today at call Affordable Garage Doors at 410-867-1112 or use our online contact form to get an estimate and schedule a service appointment.