Garage Door Cable Repair and Replacement Services in Connecticut

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Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county provides reliable garage door cable repair and replacement services for homes and businesses in Connecticut. Your garage door cables are what connect the different parts of its system into one functioning mechanism. But regular wear and tear can cause fraying, rusting, or a snapped cable, which can also be a hazard. If your garage door cables are in need of repairs or replacement, contact us today for swift and safe repairs you can rely on.

For emergency services, contact our 24-hour emergency service hotline at 860-889-3848.

Garage doors are an important part for residential and commercial properties. Your garage door’s cables are what tie each part of the garage door system together to function normally. So, when these cables start to wear or snap completely, it’s not only an inconvenience that can affect how your garage door mechanism operates. At worst, it can lead to a risky liability for your household, business, or even your property.

In case your cables are broken or are in visible need or repair, give Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county a call to have it fixed as soon as possible. We are Connecticut’s largest provider of garage door installation and repair services with over 60 years of experience. Whether your cables need repairing or replacing, we can provide honest and reliable work to get your doors running, swiftly, smoothly, and safely any time of the day.

Signs of a Broken Garage Door Cable

Garage door cables are an essential part of automatic door mechanisms. These run through a system of pulleys or on a cable drum or spool. Over time, regular wear and tear will cause these cables to degrade. Other factors like moisture and poor track alignment can also speed up the cables’ lifespan. If left unchecked, unrepaired, or unreplaced, these cables can eventually snap, which can stop your doors from operating.  

To catch the signs of damaged cables before they break, observe the cables for visible signs of wear. Some signs you can spot include fraying, rusting, and thinning cables. At worst, you may find that the cable has completely snapped.

What to Do If Your Garage Door Cables Break

If your garage door stops functioning, we don’t recommend using your automatic garage door opener or performing DIY repairs. Always have a professional garage door repair service to handle broken garage doors.

Avoid DIY Repairs

Every year, thousands of individuals are seriously or fatally injured from trying to repair their broken garage doors without any experience. Garage doors can weigh up to 400 pounds, while certain parts of its mechanisms can produce extremely strong force that can be hazardous if not handled by a professional. Aside from this, trying to fix your own garage doors can result in significant property damage that can mean additional repair costs. In case of a broken door, it’s best to leave your garage doors to professionals.  

Avoid Using the Door

If you notice signs of wear on your door, call a professional garage door repair service immediately. In the meantime, we strongly recommend not using your automatic operator, or even trying to manually open the door yourself. Aside from your cables, there’s no telling how damaged your door’s mechanism is until your technician arrives. Leave it as is until our technicians can handle it.

In Case of Hazardous Situations, Call Our Emergency Service Hotline

You can contact Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county for a free no-obligation quote, and our technicians can provide service within the scheduled repair appointment time. But if you’ve got a hazardous situation that needs immediate repairs or have a time-sensitive task at hand, you can call our 24-hour emergency service at 860-889-3848.

Why Choose Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county

The Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county company was first established in Connecticut in 1961 and, 60 years later, we’ve expanded our offices to four cities in eastern Connecticut. We are the biggest garage door service provider in the state, offering installation, maintenance and repair services to both residential and commercial properties. We remain one of the most recognized and respected brands in the garage door industry.

Our family-owned business is proud to offer honest and reliable services to both homeowners and businesses. We guarantee the highest level of quality when you choose Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county.

Available 24/7, 7 Days a Week

There’s no telling when your garage door may break, and we’re here for you during your emergency. We offer emergency repair services any day at any time of the week to get your door functioning as quickly as possible. We are fully equipped with garage door parts replacements in case we need to completely replace certain parts of your garage door’s mechanism.   

Over 60 Years of Service

When you choose Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county, you’re working with experienced professionals that are well-equipped to get your door running smoothly and safely. We’ve been operating this long because we take pride in serving our community with honest and reliable services they can count on when they need it. 

State Contractor Licensed & OSHA Safety Certified

Every technician that works on your door is an Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county employee that’s fully certified to handle your garage door. They also adhere to OSHA safety practices to minimize the risk of accidents on businesses’ property.

Repairs Covered by Insurance

In case of damage to your doors and property during our repairs, Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county is sufficiently covered by insurance to handle all the damages. We can provide an insurance certificate upon request.

Residential & Commercial Garage Door Cable Repair and Replacement Services

Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county services both residential and commercial garage doors. For homeowners, there’s no telling when your garage door can fail because of failing cables. When it does, it can leave you with your car stuck inside or you unable to use your garage to safely park your car indoors. If left unchecked, it could also be prone to damage that can harm your property or your household. Rather than risking a DIY repair, let the professionals take care of your garage door cables and have it repaired or replaced for your peace of mind.

Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county also handles garage doors and other similar types of doors for businesses in Connecticut. We understand that a broken door can be a hazard to your employees – which can be a liability if left as is – as well as a disruption that can halt your operations. We can fix the cables in various types of commercial doors, including: 

  • Rolling service doors
  • Security grills
  • Sectional steel doors
  • Counter doors
  • Rolling shutters
  • Thermacore doors
  • Aluminum glass doors
  • High-speed doors
  • Loading dock doors

Our Garage Door Cable Repair and Replacement Process: Repair or Replace Your Door Cables?

Your cables can fail because of a number of factors, including regular wear and tear, and our technicians know how to best address the condition of your cables. They can recommend if your cables can be repaired, or if the more practical and safe solution is to completely replace your cables.

Whether the problem is your lift cables (cables used for garages with torsion springs) or retaining cables (used for garages with extension springs), our technicians can take a look at the cables. A lift cable and retaining cable work differently depending on the garage door spring, and our technicians know how to handle each type accordingly.  

Cables that are still in working condition but experiencing faster wear because of poor track alignment can be repaired by adjusting your door’s mechanisms to reduce the event of cables rubbing on other hardware.

However, for a broken cable or cables that are in a very poor state due to fraying from wear, rusting steel cable, or a general lack of maintenance, the safer solution is to replace the cables entirely. Our technicians can promptly perform garage door cable replacement and have your garage doors operating smoothly once more.  


Q: Where are you located?

A: We have branches in Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland, and Windham and service residential and community properties in eastern Connecticut.

Q: Do you handle special types of garage doors?

A: Yes, we do! Our technicians are proficient in handling various types of garage doors. We can handle any mechanism safely and reliably for any garage door repair service.

Q: How can I prevent a broken door cable?

A: Having your garage doors maintained at least once a year is a great way to prevent a broken door cable and other serious issues with your garage doors. Regular maintenance can detect issues before they get worse, which can help prolong the lifespan of your doors and its parts.

Swift and Safe Garage Door Cable Repair and Replacement Services with Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county

If there’s one type of repair you shouldn’t DIY, it’s your garage doors. For the safest and most reliable solutions for repairing or replacing your garage door’s cables, contact Overhead Door of Norwich, Middlesex, Tolland and Windham county today. Our certified technicians have been servicing east Connecticut for over 60 years, so you can expect honest and reliable service to get your garage doors up and running.

Contact us today for a free estimate on our services.


This is the second time I've used Overhead Door of Norwich to replace existing garage doors and openers. Charlie the salesman was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all my questions regarding garage door options/garage door opener options and pricing. He kept me informed of the garage door lead times due to supply chain issues. The doors were delivered and installed in the estimated timeframe. The installation of the new garage doors went well and the new doors look great compared to our old, weathered wooden garage doors.

Steve Modzelewski

I have an older garage door to which I was hoping to add an automatic opener. Both the salesman, and,
ultimately a service person were professional and helpful. Though my garage was too limited in space for the opener, the service adjustments were very helpful; I also got new rubber door to floor gasket just before the flooding we've experienced here. Highly recommend.

Christine Anderson

We had our garage doors replaced by a different company a couple years ago. When one of the doors broke, we learned that company no longer serviced our area. Luckily Overhead Door CT is skilled in repairing various types of garage doors. In no time they got the broken garage door working again. Thanks!

Jacob Colman

Had them instal a new door opener because our 10 year old one was failing. They redid all the moving parts on our two garage doors, and he programmed our remote openers so they will each open all the doors. Their skills is unmatched and would really recommend them to anyone who needs their garage doors to be serviced.

Charlotte Rose

Had Overhead Door CT come to my home today to change out my drive belt on my garage door opener and they were amazing!!! Quick, efficient and knowledgeable. They even gave me a few suggestions for the maintanance of my new drive belt. Amazing work they do here!!

Linda Lockett
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