Garage Door Track Repair and
Over time, the operation of garage
doors without proper maintenance can lead to damage,
such as bent tracks or frozen rollers
causing your garage door to be off track. At Door Works
we specialize in track repair and replacement, as
well as garage door roller repair and replacement
Garage door tracks come galvanized
for protection against rust and corrosion. Earlier
tracks had raw steel simply covered with black
paint. Vertical track lengths range most commonly
from six feet four inches up through 14 feet and
four inches, and mostly in 12 inch graduations.
Garage door track repair or
replacement becomes necessary most commonly because
of malfunction on another door part. Garage door
tracks and rollers typically get bent or damaged in
the following scenarios:
•Broken cable and/or cable drum connection.
When this happens, and one attempts to close the door, the
door will bend sideways and bend the track.
•Roller displacement may crop up as a clue pointing to
tracks. This results from a lack of lubrication on roller
stems. Failure to lubricate these rollers leads to
inflexibility, and a bending of the lower portion of
horizontal track, with a repair shortly to follow (Many
still wonder why the track rollers keep popping out).
•Lock strikers can cause significant scraping on the
vertical track, and eventually can lead to a split in the
•"Frozen" or defaced rollers.
•Decayed jamb or footings.
•Road salt and the rust which follows (especially in the
Midwest or North), or other corrosive industrial chemicals
present leads to compromise of the galvanization on the
track, and a needed replacement. Natural deterioration
results from varied sources based on geographic location.
Coastal areas, for example, see more corrosion from a breezy
•Commercial plant accidents often involving heavy equipment
such as forklifts. The hazards of this account for the
protective yellow posts often placed near each garage door
in a warehouse or plant--to minimize repair bills. Still,
sometimes upper vertical lift tracks see damage. Replacement
becomes warranted with these types of accidents.
•Trucks slamming into the dock, or other building hits,
often prove debilitating to tracks.
•Metal fatigue in the horizontal track itself. This arises
from repeated door weight put on the track.
•Normal shifting of the foundation and construction
materials, and hence, door parts, over time.
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