Garage Door Track Repair Service
A garage door that is off its track can be very dangerous, not to mention inconvenient. Precision Door Service of Orange County can provide same-day service for your garage door track repair.
Our thorough repair process is designed to identify the causes of the problem and make speedy professional repairs.
Our technicians are trained to follow a four-step process for fixing your garage door when it is off its track:
Examine the tracks to ensure they are properly secured to the wall and are not dented or damaged
Evaluate and adjust track and roller alignment
Clean and lubricate the tracks
Evaluate the entire system for loose and/or missing parts
Be sure to call Precision Door Service as soon as you notice a problem with your garage door track. Repairs can be completed on the same day you call, but if left untreated, a garage door that is off its track could cause major additional problems. If your tracks are broken or dented, our technicians can guide you through replacing them with top-quality garage door tracks.
What Causes a Garage Door to go off the Tracks?
Garage doors can have up to a dozen rollers. They can come off the tracks, or multiple rollers can fall off the tracks, depending on what is causing the issue. Some of the most common reasons for the rollers to come off their tracks are:
- Loose tracks
- Strong force
If the rollers get damaged or dented, they can come out of the proper alignment and cause the garage door to fall off its tracks. The tracks can also loosen and cause the door to wobble if the bolts that hold the tracks in place come loose or fall out. A force to the garage door, such as the impact of a vehicle or another object, can also hit the garage door hard enough to push the rollers out of alignment. The garage door’s rollers can also become dirty or rusty, which can cause them to fall off their track. This is one of the easiest problems to fix, as it simply requires cleaning off the tracks and lubricating them. If you cannot figure out right away what is causing the garage door to be off-track, try lubricating the tracks first and cleaning off the rollers to see if that helps. You may also notice that the garage doors make more noise than usual if they are dirty and need to be cleaned, such as squeaking or grinding.
How to Fix an Off-Track Garage Door
If you are not comfortable attempting a garage door repair on your own, or if you do not know how to solve the problem, it is best to contact a professional who is knowledgeable about troubleshooting garage doors for assistance. A technician will inspect the garage door and its components, including the rollers. The rollers will likely be cleaned and sprayed to start with. Then, all the hardware associated with the garage door will be tightened. You can use household cleaning products to protect the metal hardware so that it does not rust in the future. Other steps in protecting and fixing the garage door include disconnecting the power, aligning the door, and opening the track with pliers. Opening the track allows a technician to guide the rollers into place. The track can then be closed again with a mallet so that the rollers are firmly in place. Before leaving, a technician will check the door by opening and closing it a few times to ensure it is functioning correctly. The garage door opener will be reconnected to the garage door as the last step.