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Integrity Garage Door Repair

The Most Trusted and Experienced Name for Garage Door Repair and Replacement in Franklin!

Integrity Garage Door Repair is an independently owned garage door repair company that specializes in repairing and replacing garage door. The company has been serving the residents of Franklin, VA for many years. Integrity Garage Door Repair is well-known for its top-notch customer service.

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Servicing Garage Door Cables and Pulleys

With the changing seasons upon us here in Franklin, it’s important to inspect your garage door cables and springs regularly to ensure smooth operation all year long. As the main components that lift and lower your heavy door, cables and springs take a lot of strain over time. 

At Integrity Garage Door Repair, we’ve seen what can happen when these components are neglected – from frayed and broken cables to dangerous spring failures. That’s why we recommend scheduling cable and spring servicing at least once a year.

Garage Door Cables and Pulleys

Checking Cable Tension

Cables are what transfer the lifting power of the springs to the door panels. Over many open/close cycles, cables can loosen due to metal fatigue. Loose cables place undue stress on other parts and affect the door’s balancing. During our inspections, we check cable drums for signs of twisting or kinking. Any deformation indicates potential failure if not addressed. We also measure cable tension using a tension meter to ensure they are within factory specifications. Loose or over-tensioned cables will require adjustment or replacement.

Lubricating Moving Parts

For smooth operation without excess noise or friction, all moving components must roll freely. We apply lubrication to hinges, rollers, pulleys and other contact points where wear can occur. Lubrication prevents premature component failure down the road. Thoroughly lubricated doors in Franklin will last longer between maintenance calls.

Replacing Pulleys When Needed

Pulleys redirect the cables and allow them to wind and unwind efficiently on the drums. After years of use, pulley bearings can wear out causing them to seize up. Seized pulleys put abnormal strain on components that were not designed for it. As part of our inspection, we check pulleys for signs of wear, corrosion, or looseness. Pulleys found to be damaged or beyond repair are replaced on the spot for maximum safety and optimized performance.

Springs - The Heart of Your Door

Torsion springs, located above or beside the door, are what gives your garage door its counterbalancing lift. And like any other mechanical part, springs have a lifespan that shortens with age and usage cycles. We carefully inspect springs for signs of fatigue like broken coils, bent stems or anchor points. Springs showing imminent failure are replaced before catastrophe. Our certified technicians are fully trained to safely handle high-tension springs for your peace of mind.

Call the Experts for Top-Notch Service in Franklin

Whether your door is acting up or it’s just time for a routine checkup, trust Integrity Garage Door Repair for cables, springs and all your garage door needs. As a full-service company, we can also handle panel or section replacement, install new opener systems, replace broken hinges and rollers, and more. You’ll appreciate our fast response, expert repairs, and honest pricing. Schedule an appointment today and rest easy knowing your door is in good hands!


Some signs that indicate cables or springs need attention include: cables that are frayed, twisted, or too loose/tight; snapped or misaligned coils on torsion springs; rust or corrosion on any components; doors that are off balance or don’t open/close smoothly. It’s best to call a pro for an inspection if you notice any issues.

Garage door component lifespans vary depending on construction, usage frequency, and environmental conditions. As general guidelines:

  • Cables last 7-10 years
  • Torsion springs may only last 5-8 years of average use
  • Extension springs last slightly longer at 8-12 years
  • Pullies and drums tend to last 10-15 years
  • Panels and hinges can often go 15-20 years before replacement
  • Weatherstripping and rollers may need replacing every 3-5 years

Of course, these are estimates – some parts may last longer with light use and proper lubrication and maintenance over the years.