ASAP GARAGE DOOR
Garage Door Tracks
Garage door tracks guide the door while opening and closing and hold the garage door in place when fully open or closed. Garage door tracks can be vertical, horizontal, and even curved to suit the open or closed position of the garage door. If garage door tracks get misaligned or damaged, your garage door can start making noise and malfunctioning. These must be repaired immediately since untended garage door track repairs can cause severe and even fatal injuries.
It is difficult for an amateur to determine if your garage door tracks need repairs or a complete replacement. These heavy-duty steel-designed tracks can be difficult to repair at home and should be handled by a professional. Our specialists can take care of track repairs in no time.
COMMON GARAGE DOOR TRACK PROBLEMS
Our customers come to us with various problems, from annoying noises to garage doors that slowly open or close. But don’t worry: our team knows the causes behind every issue and will do what’s needed to fix your garage door. We specialize in fixing any garage door tracks.
GRADUAL WEAR AND TEAR
Wear and tear is not uncommon for garage door tracks as the garage doors offer support to open and close a garage door thousands of times in a year. Normal wear-and-tear can cause a garage door to get misaligned.
If you backed into your garage door before it was fully open, the chances are that your garage door tracks may have gotten out of alignment. Tracks can also get misaligned if a heavy object strikes the garage door. If your garage door has suffered an accidental impact, your garage door tracks may not be the only component that may require repair.
Garage door lubricant used on the tracks and rollers may pick up grit and cause sticking. The dried-out garage door lubricant on your rollers and garage door tracks can also cause sticking. It is vital to clean the tracks and rollers again and lubricate them in these cases.
A garage door can start sticking in colder temperatures. Lubricants, which may work very well in warm weather, might not be ideal for your garage door when the temperature drops.
DENTS AND BUMPS
A bump or a dent in the tracks can also cause the garage door to malfunction. A mallet or hammer can fix dents and bumps on your garage door tracks. An expert must work to eliminate a bump or dent in your garage door tracks. An excessive or incorrectly applied force can damage the garage door tracks, which may cost you an expensive garage door track replacement.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to fix garage door tracks?
Garage door track repair is relatively inexpensive and should only cost about $100 so long as no severe damage is seen.
Can I use any garage track to fix my door?
Unfortunately not. Each manufacturer uses a different kind of track for their garage doors.
What tool do you use to fix a garage door track?
A claw hammer is typically used to bend a track back into the proper shape, but a new one must be installed if the track is beyond repair.