Bent Garage Door Tracks
Bent garage door tracks are a very common problem experienced by owners. The team at Austin Overhead Doors is happy to take a look and determine if the track can be repaired or needs replaced. You can then proceed with having the work completed.
Immediate Repair Is NeededA garage door that has one or more bent tracks is extremely dangerous. It needs to be repaired as soon as possible and should not be used prior to being repaired. This is important regardless of how minor the bend is or where exactly it is bent. In addition to being very dangerous to operate, doing so with bent tracks can cause damage to other parts of the garage door system. The bends are typically easy to see and/or you are aware when it happens. The tracks on the side of the door are the most common ones to be bent, however, all tracks can be bent.
What Causes Bent Tracks?The garage door tracks are what hold the door, whether the door is stationary or in motion. If they are bent or misaligned, extensive damage can occur and affect multiple other parts. Bends and other track damage can be caused by a variety of things.
- Getting hit by objects being carried into or out of the garage.
- Being run into by a vehicle.
- Misalignment of the tracks.
- Using the wrong tracks for the door or opener system.
- Other damaged parts that also resulted in damage to the tracks.