How Do I Lift My Garage Door with a Broken Cable?

Are you having trouble opening your garage door? There are a few reasons why this may be the case. One is a broken garage door cable. If you have a broken cable, you’ll need to get it replaced so your garage door can properly function again.

With that said, you may be in a situation in which you really need to open your garage door—even with a broken cable. While it won’t be an easy process and you should avoid doing it if you can, there is a way to properly open your garage door with a broken cable…

How Do I Lift My Garage Door with a Broken Cable?

Opening your garage door with a broken cable requires taking a few steps. Follow the steps below:

·   Check your springs to ensure they work.

·   Find your emergency cord. It is generally red or at least has a red handle. If it’s not red, look for a cord that is hanging, as this is likely the emergency cord. Don’t pull the cord unless your garage door is closed.

·   If the door is closed, pull the emergency cord. From there, you should be able to open the door without having to use your garage door opener.

·   With the help of a friend, pry open the door (using a crowbar) and open the door fully. Be very careful and watch your fingers and toes.

It is not recommended that you attempt to open your garage door with broken cables unless you absolutely have to.

Professional Cable Repair

Once you’ve found your garage door isn’t opening or closing, you should start by checking the photo eye. There may be something obstructing it which is stopping the door from opening and closing. If this isn’t the issue, contact BH Garage Doors so we can help you to diagnose the issue. We will send a tech out to check your cable and see if it is broken. If it is, we will professionally replace the garage door cable and ensure your garage door is fully functional.

Cost of Replacing a Garage Door Cable

The cost of replacing a garage door cable will vary. If you decide to repair the door yourself, it may be as little as $10-$20 to buy a new cable. With that said, installing a cable should be left to a professional. You can seriously damage your garage door and even risk injury if you attempt to replace the cable yourself—especially if you don’t have experience working on garage doors.

For a professional garage door repair company to replace the cable, it may cost around $130 to $200. While this sounds like a lot upfront, you can rest assured the job will be done properly. You will also save a lot of time purchasing the parts, learning how to install a cable, and then doing the job yourself. Instead, contact BH Garage Doors to get the job done correctly.

Why Choose BH Garage Doors?

There are a lot of advantages to hiring BH Garage Doors. These include:

Professional and Knowledgeable Techs

BH Garage Doors only hires the best techs in the industry. When you choose BH Garage Doors, you can rest assured the repair will be performed by an expert in the field of garage door repairs.

Affordable Flat-Rate Pricing with NO Hidden Fees

We know how annoying it is to get hit with hidden fees. That’s why we provide affordable, flat-rate pricing with no hidden fees. You’ll know how much you are going to pay. If anything changes, we will let you know immediately.

Free of Charge Estimates Anytime

If you need an estimate, we are happy to help. Our estimates are free of charge.

Emergency Service and Repairs on All Brand Names

Do you need an emergency repair service? We can help! BH Garage Doors offers emergency garage door repair services. We may even be able to get a garage door repair tech to your home the same day!

2,000+ Garage Doors and Openers Available

If you’ve made the decision to not only replace your cable but also your garage door or opener, let us know! We offer over 2,000 garage doors and openers from the top brands in the country. If you aren’t sure which door or opener is right for you, we will help you to pick the perfect one for your home.

Contact BH Garage Doors for Repairs Now!

For a professional, top-quality garage door cable replacement, contact BH Garage Doors today! We will provide you with a free estimate for the repair. We will then dispatch an expert tech to replace your broken cable and provide any other repair services needed.

We look forward to helping you with your garage door repair.