Garage Door Resources - A Better Garage Door, Inc.

Garage Door Cables - Types, Malfunctions & Essential Upkeep

Coiled garage door safety cables prior to installation

Most homeowners are well acquainted with the core functions and components of their garage door - like the panels that make up the face of the door, the garage door opener, that gets the door moving and regulates its motion, and perhaps even their garage door’s springs. Many people today are even able to control their garage door from halfway around the world through specialized apps on their smartphones. But while homeowners tend to be better informed than ever about their garage doors, there’s still one component of the entire mechanism that can leave them scratching their heads: the cables.

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The Benefits of Insulating Your Garage Door

Closeup of Exposed Insulation in Wall of Home

One of the first things a visitor will notice about your home is the garage door, which not only drives curb appeal but also is the largest entrance into your house. Because of its size, garage door installers will tell you a garage door is a huge source of energy and heat loss in your home. Thanks to a faulty garage door, you may experience colder rooms in the winter, humid and hot rooms during the summer, and money unnecessarily wasted on heating and cooling expenses.

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Stop Water From Getting Through Your Garage Door

Traffic Sign Partially Submerged by Floodwater

Is there a worse feeling than coming home to discover water damage to your personal property? Probably not, and one of the most notorious spots where water damage originates is inside your garage, often due to its exposure to the exterior of your home.

Consequently, keeping water from entering through the garage door and working with a garage door installation company to protect your belongings seems like a good option. Even small leaks – the kind where you say “Oh, I’ll get to that before it rains the next time …” – can lead to bigger problems. Water damage isn’t a given.

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