Garage door tracks and rollers help your garage door move smoothly and quickly. They perform best when they are secured in place properly. The rollers are guided by the tracks, so they are an interconnected unit.
Over time, it is common for tracks to become bent of shape and they can develop rust. This is when you need a garage door company to come out to take a look and perform a repair. Professional garage door companies can help install, re-install and maintain your garage door tracks.
Garage Door Track Types
The most common track type is standard lift tracks, that have a vertical track component and curved area. This is most common in residential applications.
Vertical lift systems are usually installed in standard and vertical lifts, which may be applied to both residential and commercial garage doors.
High lift track systems, which are a combination of the two track types above, are also common for both residential and commercial garage door applications.
Tracks must be repaired or replaced at some point in order for the garage door to run smoothly all the time.
Broken cables can cause the garage door to bend, which can often times bend the tracks too. This requires repair.
If the tracks aren’t consistently lubricated, especially the rollers, the tracks can also eventually bend.
With vertical tracks, lock strikers can scrape the tracks as well, which will eventually result in the track splitting.
Other track issues are caused by rust, metal fatigue, and the shifting foundation of the house, which will necessitate a track reinstallation and realignment.
Hiring the right garage door company for track repair
A good garage door repair company will give repair solutions for your garage door tracks, including basic installation of new track as well as realignment services.
Bent tracks can often be restored back to their proper shape, so the rollers will function again.
If the home’s structure has experienced a shift, however, which leads to track misalignment, we recommend reinstalling new tracks to ensure proper movement.
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