Cables

Overhead doors operate on a counterbalancing system where springs under tension transfer lifting force through cables to the bottom brackets. Garage doors have a cable installed on each side of the door.

 

 

Galvanized vs Stainless Steel Cables

CABLE DIAMETER3/32″1/8″3/16″1/4″
Galvanized (GAC)

7×7 Construction

920 LBS1,700 LBS3,700 LBS6,100 LBS
Galvanized(GAC)

7×19 Construction

1,050 LBS2,000 LBS4,200 LBS7,000 LBS
Stainless (SSAC)

7×7 Construction

920 LBS1,700 LBS3,700 LBS6,100 LBS
Stainless (SSAC)

7×19 Construction

920LBS1,760 LBS4,200 LBS6,400 LBS

 

 

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How long should garage door cables be?

How much does it cost to replace garage door cables?

Can you open the garage door with a broken cable?

How much does cable repair cost?

What are the types of garage door cables?

Why do garage door cables break?

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Galvanized VS Stainless Steel

Cables are most commonly available in galvanized or stainless steel.

Cable Diameter3/32"1/8"3/16"1/4"
Galvanized (GAC)
7x7 Contruction
920 LBS1,700 LBS3,700 LBS6,100 LBS
Galvanized(GAC)
7x19 Construction
1,050 LBS2,000 LBS4,200 LBS7,000 LBS
Stainless (SSAC)
7x7 Construction
920 LBS1,700 LBS3,700 LBS6,100 LBS
Stainless (SSAC)
7x19 Construction
920LBS1,760 LBS4,200 LBS6,400 LBS