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Common Reasons a Garage Door Track Bends

Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, TX, we get calls on a regular basis from our customers, because their garage door tracks are bent. This is a common problem that homeowners experience. So what causes the tracks on a garage door assembly to bend? Here are the top reasons.

Daily Use

Believe it or not, tracks can bend by simply using your garage door. Over time, the working parts of your assembly are going to wear out.

There are some things that can speed up the damage to your tracks. This can include:

  • Worn out garage door opener- when the opener is not functioning at its peak, it will cause the door to pull on one side or another. Without a strong operation, it can cause the equipment to damage the tracks.
  • Unbalanced door- if the equipment is not balanced properly, it will cause it to put more weight on one track than the other. The track will end up bending because it cannot compensate for the excess weight.

These things can cause regular use of your door to speed up bent tracks. It is a good idea to have routine maintenance performed on your equipment.

Something Running Into The Door

Whether you run your car, motorcycle, or lawnmower into the door, it can all have the same effect on the tracks. The impact can damage many parts of your equipment, causing the tracks to become bent. Depending on how severe the damage, you may need to have a new door installed.

Corrosion From the Elements

Salt, wind, rain, and freezing temperatures can cause the tracks to rust. When the metal becomes rusted, it will create friction on the equipment when it opens and closes. The friction can move the tracks over time.

Even if you have galvanized garage doors, which are resistant to rust, dirt and debris can cause the same issues. It is important to clean your tracks and keep them free of dirt build up.

Not Enough Lubrication

When you don’t apply enough lubrication to the tracks, it can also cause friction. The rollers can start to rub and wear out on one side or the other. When the rollers are not in good shape, it will make the equipment become maligned.

The Lock Striker Can Scrape The Track

If the lock striker on your door starts scraping the tracks, it can eventually cause it to bend. If you hear any rubbing or loud noises when you operate your equipment, you should get a technician out to your house.

Contact Us Today For Track Repair

If you need to have your tracks repaired or replaced, call Neighborhood Garage Door Service of El Paso, TX today. We will get one of our technicians out to your location as soon as we can. Our team will arrive when we say we will and do a thorough inspection. You can feel confident that your door is in good hands.

We look forward to helping you today. Call now so we can get started.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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