Garage doors mainly operate in swing or up and down roll systems. Whether they swing or roll, the operation is solely dependent on the spring tension. The door moves on tracks, and the spring is the main culprit in providing power for this to happen. However, a few issues may occur that throws the door off track. Do not panic as the repair is a simple task.
What Should You Do If the Garage Door Is Off Track?
When the garage door is off track, you may not easily identify the course. Begin by inspecting the door track and rollers to figure out the issue. You should see one or more of the following features when your door is off the track; the garage door is noisier when opening or closing, the door has lost seal, it does not close or open easily and responds too slowly to opening or closing. Once you establish the problem, you can attempt some of the suggested, do it yourself ideas below.
- Clean the tracks using a brush and remove all debris from the groove. This will solve the problem if the door goes off track as a result of a track that is filled with debris.
- Check tracks for damages such as bends or dents and misalignments. Knockback the misaligned rails with a hammer or wooden block and reposition the rail guides by tightening the screws holding them in position.
- Replace the damaged pieces with new ones. When your door slides off the track, the rollers could become the victim or the track itself. If they are old or worn out, replacing them with new sets solves the problem better than attempting repairs.
Keep your door rollers and roller tracks safe by regularly cleaning the tracks and removing dust and debris. The tracks should be cleaned and the dirt blocking the roller tracks removed using turpentine with a wire brush. You can then wipe them clean with a rag.
Broken rollers and tracks should be replaced.
Always check the track for damages such as bends or dents and misalignments because they are the initial causes of door damages.
Fast Door Track Repair Services
Our company assures you of swiftness and strictly shorter response time in case of an emergency. Our experts will always do an assessment on the level of damage and recommend the kind of repairs needed. Our vehicle is always equipped with the tools, and we will never ask you to call another day. We assess and repair your door tracks as you see any time. However, we will take your opinion before performing any track repair on your door all the time. Just call us now.
It is in order to keep your doors safe from predisposing factors such as excessive force and pressure. This way, the door tracks, and rollers will be safe from damages, and the door sticks to the track for as long as you need to use it.
Brands we work with:
- Wayne Dalton;
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you work on weekends?
We work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year including weekends. Also, you can call us 24/7.
What services do you offer?
We are proud to offer our customers residential, commercial garage door repair, replacement, installation. We also repair openers, springs, rollers, cables, keyboards.
Do you provide emergency services?
We are open 24 hours a day and can contact you at any time if you need an emergency garage door repair.
How to choose a good garage door company?
The best thing to do is to check reviews, to call them, to find signs indicating that the company is legal and reputable, insured and licensed.
Do you have a warranty?
We have a minimum annual warranty for new doors and openers. We also offer a five year spring warranty.
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