Garage Door Pulleys

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Professional Garage Door Pulley Replacement

Garage door pulleys play an important role in providing support to your door’s spring system. The springs bear the majority of the door’s weight, and the pulleys help to distribute that weight more evenly and reduce pressure on the springs.

When pulleys break or stop working, they can harm your door’s other components and compromise the safety of your garage door.

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How Long Do Pulleys Last?

The lifespan of garage door pulleys can vary depending on several factors, including quality, maintenance, usage, and environmental conditions. Since they’re typically made of materials like steel or cast iron, excess moisture in the air also makes them susceptible to rust.

You can count on most standard pulleys to last around 10,000 cycles, which happens to be the lifespan of many garage door springs as well.


When Pulleys Should be Replaced

Like the other parts of a garage door, pulleys can experience wear and tear with time. They’re usually replaced along with extension springs when they give out but are occasionally replaced by themselves.

If your garage door has a broken pulley, you’ll probably notice that your garage door only opens part way or makes unusual scraping noises when in use.

Here are a few other signs to watch out for:

  • Loose or dangling garage door cables
  • Wobbling or shaking when opening
  • Signs of rust or corrosion on your springs
  • Your doos appears “stuck” in one position

Pulleys are a part of your door’s spring system, and garage door springs are very dangerous. Any issues with your springs, cables, or pulleys should be handled only by a professional technician – never attempt to make those repairs yourself.

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Why Choose Precision?

We Use

They Use

Precision pulley

We use strong, secure cast iron pulleys. Cables roll smoothly through pulleys thanks to the no-seam construction.

Competitor's light weight pulley

Other companies use a lightweight sheave pulley. These will eventually separate and cause severe strain on the door.

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Precision has been providing trusted garage door services in the Northwest Indiana area for over 20 years.

We take pride in using only the most high-quality garage door parts and backing up our work with an industry-leading warranty.

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