When your garage door comes off track, it’s important to stop using it immediately. Continuing to open or close your door can cause expensive damage to both the track and the door. This usually is a fairly inexpensive repair. But if you need to replace the track or repair panels on the door, this can become hundreds of dollars in damages. You may be able to even repair the door yourself, though sometimes it will require a professional garage door repair company. Here are a few tips when it comes to repairing your garage door off track.
Is your garage door off track? Stop operating it immediately. Continuing to use it can cause serious damage. You may need to contact a professional to have it put back in place. If there hasn’t been serious damage done to the door, you may be able to do the job yourself.
First, separate the opener from the door. Pull on the rope hanging from the center of the door opening track to release the door. Raise the door high enough that you can get the separated area back into the track. Clamp a pair of locking pliers just below the bottom to keep the door in place. Open the separated track with a pair of pliers and guide the wheels back onto the track. Hammer the track back into place with a wooden or rubber mallet.
Then remove the locking pliers and lower the door back down. Operate the opener to close the door. As it closes, it will catch back onto the door, snapping the release mechanism back into position. Open and close the door several times. Watch the rollers on both sides for any signs of difficulty. If the rollers drag or catch on something, the door is still off track.
Why We Offer 24/7 Emergency Garage Door Repair
As previously mentioned, the first thing you should do when the garage door goes off track is to stop using it. In most cases, it’s a minor repair. If you continue to use the door, you can seriously damage the door or the track, turning what should be a fairly simple DIY repair into a several hundred ordeal that will require the services of a professional garage door service company.
If you cannot get it back on track yourself, call us immediately. This kind of predicament is why we offer 24/7 emergency garage door services. We’ve got your back. We’ll come immediately to fix it, day or night, even on Christmas morning.
So call us. And then call an Uber. It’s not worth the cost or damage to your garage door to try to get your car out of the garage.
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If damage has been done to the door, contact Sac’s Garage Door Repair for an inspection. We offer local garage door maintenance to the Rancho Cordova and greater Sacramento area with a 100% customer satisfaction guaranty.