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Potential Causes of a Garage Door Fallen Off Track


Off TrackIf your garage door went off track, the most important thing to do is immediately secure the area. An off track garage door is extremely dangerous. While it may not look like it, your panel can weigh more than 400 lbs. You really don’t want that much weight falling on you or someone else.

In this situation, you should never try to operate the door or try to force it back onto its track.

In fact, you should stop using your garage door immediately. If you try to force the door, you can cause serious damage to both the track and the door. Then this fairly inexpensive garage door ends up costing you several hundred dollars. You’re better off calling an Uber and dealing with it later.

Reasons Why a Garage Panel Falls Off Track

One of the most popular reasons a panel goes off track is when it’s hit by a car. Whether you’ve backed into the panel or drove into it, a light bump can knock it completely off the rail. The force doesn’t have to come from a vehicle either. Sometimes, a basketball or other object has enough force to impact your panel.

Because most of the garage door parts work in sync, a broken part can cause a garage door off track. To prevent this, make sure to inspect your garage door frequently. Other potential causes include a misaligned track or broken garage door spring.

Emergency 24 Hour Garage Door Repair

The good news is we offer 24/7 emergency garage door repair. Call us anytime day or night and we can get your garage door back on track again. We understand how important your garage door is for you — both for convenience and your family’s security. We’ll have it back on track in no time.

How to Fix a Garage Door Off Track

Did your garage door come off its track? Unlike springs or cables, realigning a garage door is a fairly simple repair you can do yourself. This can happen for any number of reasons. It’s important to find why the garage door has come off track so you can fix the cause of the problem. Otherwise, it will just happen all over again. The tracks themselves might be loose and need to be tightened. The tracks may be dented out of alignment. You can fix this by gently hammering them back into place. Detach the door from the opener. Open the door and secure it with vice grips. Open the door wide enough to slide the rollers back in. Hammer the track back into shape. Open and close the door manually a few times to test it.