Garage Door Pulleys

Garage door pulley and drum

Garage Door Pulley Replacement

Garage door pulleys are important for supporting your door’s spring system. Springs handle most of the door’s weight, and pulleys help distribute this weight evenly, reducing pressure on the springs.

When pulleys break or stop working, they can harm other parts of your garage door and compromise its safety.

If you need your garage door repaired, call Precision 24/7 for help!

What’s the Lifespan of Garage Door Pulleys?

The durability of your garage door pulleys depends on numerous elements, such as their quality, usage, maintenance over time, and the surrounding environment. Given that they’re often constructed from materials like steel or cast iron, elevated humidity levels in the air can quicken the onset of rust.

You can expect most conventional pulleys to last approximately 10,000 cycles, which happens to match the lifespan of most garage door springs. That’s about seven years for most homeowners who use their garage door twice per day.

When It’s Time for a Replacement

Just like any other components of a garage door, pulleys can undergo wear and tear over time. Typically, they’re replaced alongside extension springs once they wear out, but there are instances where they might be replaced individually.

If you happen to have a malfunctioning pulley in your garage door, you might notice that the door opens only partially or emits unusual scraping sounds during operation. Here are some additional warning signs to be aware of:

  • The presence of loose or dangling garage door cables.
  • Notable wobbling or shaking while the door is in motion.
  • Indications of rust or corrosion on your springs.
  • Your door seems to be “stuck” in a fixed position.


Precision Garage Door technician helping customer with garage door repairs

Pulleys play a crucial role in your door’s spring system, and it’s important to remember that garage door springs can be highly dangerous. Any problems involving your springs, cables, or pulleys should be addressed exclusively by a trained technician – never attempt these repairs on your own!

Professional Garage Door Pulley Replacement

At Precision, we install high-quality parts that are built to last for garage doors of all sizes, styles, and weights.



We Use

Precision pulley

Precision uses a cast iron pulley for strength and durability. The no-seam design ensures cables roll through pulleys smoothly. The ball-bearings are sealed, preventing rust and debris from entering and damaging the pully.

They Use

Other companies use a light-duty sheave pulley. These will eventually separate and cause the door to strain severely.

A Company You Can Trust

Our customers are our neighbors, and we’re proud to offer trusted garage door repair services to homeowners in our community. Here are some of the kind words left by people we’ve helped in the past.

“Professional, knowledgeable and courteous service.” – Dennis G.

“Almost instant service with excellent explanation of problems and effecient repairs/replacement. Technician was very courteous as well as knowledgeable. Great communication from the company regarding the appointment. I recommend them highly.” – Kenneth R.

“Andrew went above and beyond to help fix a mysterious problem with my garage door. I am very grateful. Thank you, Andrew!” – Lisa R.

“Great service! Technician was very knowledgable and helpful.” – Caroline H.

“Company serviced my garage door the same day I called. The service tech was very pleasant and explained everything he was going to do. Was very good at what he did. Very happy I chose Precision Door.” – Ed G.

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