New Garage Doors – Should You Reuse Tracks?
Let’s face it: we all like to save a few bucks when possible. Reusing old garage door tracks is one of the ways homeowners will try to cut costs when installing new garage doors. But is it a smart way to save money, or a risky choice that’ll cost you down the line?
One of our jobs as a professional garage door repair company is to ensure the safety of every door installed, and when it comes to reusing old tracks, we feel this is an unsafe way to cut costs. Each and every track is designed and cut to measure the garage door to very precise specifications. While you may be able to get away with fitting a new door onto an old track, it doesn’t mean it’ll be safe.
If the door exceeds the tracks’ maximum weight or gets caught on the rail it could run off track and damage nearby people or property. Play it safe and be sure to install your door on new tracks.