Is your garage door coming off its tracks on a regular basis? Or is it just right now that it is off its tracks for some reason. Either way, you are going to want to know why and what you can do about it. Garage doors are fairly simple to use but in reality are complicated pieces of equipment. Your garage door track in particular has to be perfectly balanced and in good condition. When it starts to go, you are at least aware of it. Today we will go over the signs to look for before your garage door falls off its tracks, as well as what to do when it does.
Looking For The Signs
First off, it may not always be obvious that your garage door is off the tracks. Sometimes, it will be very obvious, as you would expect. Other times… it just won’t work right and it may look a little off. A sign to look for, or rather listen for, is a screeching, whining, or other similar noises when it is opening or closing. You can also look at your garage door rollers to see if they are visibly cracked or chipped. It is also important to make sure all moving parts of your garage door are properly lubed.
How Can You Tell If It Is Already Off The Tracks?
The first sign you may notice is that it’s literally falling down. That is the most obvious indicator that your garage door is off its tracks. It may also not move right or at all. Chances are, it will make a lot of noise. A door off its garage door tracks will definitely be slower to move at the very least. This will put extra pressure on your garage door opener, which in turn may sound a bit different. All in all, there are many ways to tell if it is off its tracks. As a matter of fact, you’d have to be trying really hard to miss all of the signs. It is extremely important that you catch on to it before it falls on your car or truck. It might just fall on top of you. This will result in serious injury or even death. So do not take that lightly.
So Why Is Your Garage Door Off The Tracks?
Some of you may be wondering why you need to know why. For starters, you might be able to prevent it from happening again or at all if it hasn’t yet. Knowledge more than just knowing something. It is a weapon. The primary reason your garage door will come off its tracks is damage done to it from impacts. So, if you have teenage kids who drive… Best start questioning them if it is happening frequently. If it is you, then lay off the sauce. Another popular cause is poor garage door alignment. From there it just gets simpler. If your garage door wheels or rollers are worn out, it will probably fall off its tracks.
What Should You Do?
Honestly? Call Clarks Garage Door & Gate Repair and have it fixed professionally. It is simple enough just to call Clarks Garage Door & Gate Repair at (213) 277-7940 and let us handle it the right way the first time. Our services include commercial and residential garage door repairs and installations. Our rates are low but our quality of garage door service is high. It is far better than doing it yourself and taking days or weeks to figure out what the problem really is.