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Repairing Your Overhead Garage Door in the Event of Misalignment

CorrugatedGarage door not working? One common reason is your track may have gotten out of alignment. If you look it up in any garage repair guide, you’ll find that the easiest way to see if this is the problem is to check for gaps between the rollers and the rail, or bends in gaps themselves. The weight of the garage door only makes the problem worse overtime, and it can become quite dangerous.

If the gap is pretty large, this isn’t something you want to try fix yourself. You could not only cause damage to the garage door, but disrupt a safety feature that makes it unsafe. Contact a professional you can trust. And don’t put it off, especially if you use your garage door on a regular basis. It’s a safety issue as well as a matter of taking care of a valuable asset of your home.

Door Off Track? Stop Using It Immediately

The first thing you should do if your garage door is off track is stop using it immediately. Usually, the fix is fairly simple and inexpensive. But if you continue to use the door, you can cause serious damage both to the track and the door itself. You may end up needing a new track or need to repair the broken area of the door. This could be hundreds of dollars worth of damage. Do yourself a favor and call an Uber. And then call a professional garage door service and schedule an emergency appointment.

Check the Condition of the Tracks

Before you attempt to put the door back on track, see if you can spot the cause of the problem . Are the tracks anchored to the wall? Is there any visible damage or dents in the tracks? Check the tracks with a level to see if they are properly aligned. You might need to loosen the braces and gently tap the tracks back into alignment with a rubber mallet. A traditional hammer, of course, could cause more damage.

It’s also a good idea to make sure your tracks are clean and well lubricated.

Contact Sac’s Anytime for Emergency Repair

If your garage door is misaligned, contact Sac’s Garage Door Repair any time of the day or night, 7 days a week. Our repair on your overhead garage door is 100% guaranteed. We’ve serve the Roseville and greater Sacramento area with not only garage maintenance but locksmith services. We’re always ready to respond. An emergency, by its very nature, cannot wait. Your family’s safety is our priority.

Periodic Garage Doors Repair You Can Do Yourself

Used literally thousands of times a year, garage doors require periodic maintenance in order to function properly and not become a safety hazard to children and pets. Lubricate squeaky garage doors periodically, but avoid using WD40. Use a lithium or silicone spray instead. Garage door tracks should also be cleaned from time to time using a damp cloth to wipe the inside portion. Always go back over it again with a dry cloth to prevent rust. Occasionally, garage doors will need to be reset. You may also want to consider having your door inspected periodically by a professional. They can spot problems before they develop and ensure your door is safe and in prime working order. Call Sac’s Garage Door Repair to schedule an appointment.

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