What is a garage door pulley?
A garage door pulley is the wheel-shaped component that helps run the cables in your door. Every garage door has multiple pulleys. A fully-functioning garage door pulley should roll freely and without making loud noises.
What happens if your garage door pulley breaks?
A worn-out or broken garage door pulley will seriously weaken the performance of your entire garage door. With a faulty garage door pulley, your door will begin to stick and you may be unable to open or close it all the way.
If your garage door pulley begins to wear down and it can no longer roll freely, this can affect your cables as well. The garage door components may start to scrape together, and your cables may fray or even break.
How can I spot of a worn out or broken garage door pulley?
There are a number of signs to look out for that will let you know when it’s time to replace your garage door pulleys:
- A garage door that begins to stick in certain spots
- Your garage door does not open or close all the way
- You feel your pulleys wobbling when you operate your garage door
- You hear loud noises when operating your garage door, including scraping noises
If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s time to service your garage door pulleys. Even if it’s just one of your pulleys that is showing signs of wear, it’s best to replace all of them at the same time. Replacing all of your pulleys at once will ensure long-lasting results and it will keep you from having to do the same maintenance repeatedly.
Our garage door pulley repair services:
Replacing a garage door pulley can be a difficult, and even dangerous task. Fortunately, the Garage Door Squad is here to help. If you have a garage door with worn out or broken pulleys, one of our skilled professionals can come and replace them quickly and easily. We are proud to offer 24/7 emergency repair to all customers in the Philadelphia, PA area. Call us today to receive an estimate. We’ll have your garage door running smoothly again in no time!