While a garage door might seem like a simple thing, it is made up of an intricate system of components that help it move up and down smoothly and silently. Thus, the malfunctioning of a single part can cause lead your garage door to stop working the way it should. Sometimes, basic maintenance fixes can help restore your garage door’s efficiency. At other times, it might be necessary to repair or replace one or more of the components. This will depend on a lot of variables such as the type of garage door you have, the mechanism it uses, and the period of time it has been in use. One common problem that impedes the smooth operation of garage doors is a damaged garage door track. Checking the garage tracks from the outside will not give you any clue about their actual condition. However, an experienced garage door specialist will know what to look for and thus, easily identify the problem. Some ways they will do this is by:
• Checking the tracks for any accumulation of dirt and dust that can act as a barrier to the rollers moving smoothly on them.
• Visually comparing the tracks on either side of the garage door. By doing this, they will be able to identify unusual things such as one track being more loose than the other.
• Detailed inspection of the inside of the tracks. This way, the garage door expert will be able to pinpoint a bent track or a track that is out of place.
• Worn out tracks that can happen over a long period of regular use or lack of adequate maintenance.
Once the issue is identified, the technician will assess the extent of damage and determine the best solution for the issue. While a good cleaning and use of lubricant might be the solution for dirt and dust, other issues may require extensive repair. Problems with the spring system that causes the tracks to grate will need to be fixed promptly with a new spring to prevent irreparable damage to the tracks. Meanwhile, a minor bend in the track might be fixable but if there is significant damage, replacing the tracks is the only option. Similarly, replacing with a new set of tracks is the only option when problems arise because of worn out tracks.
If you have a damaged garage door track, then Premier Overhead of Tyler can help you. With our extensive network of trained technicians available to identify and remedy every garage door problem, you can be assured of complete peace of mind. From garage door inspections to repair and replacement, our qualified professionals will help ensure that your garage door is back to its smooth functioning at the earliest. Given our fast response times and streamlined services, we are sure to be your top choice when it comes to garage door services. Having your garage doors serviced periodically by qualified specialists such as ourselves is a good way of extending their life significantly by nipping problems in the bud.