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Having a working garage door is crucial for practical reasons, like getting the car in and out of the garage each day. It is also important for the safety of your home and family. If your garage door suddenly starts to look crooked, it might mean that the garage door is off-track and needs to be fixed. Fortunately, you can contact us for garage door repair to get the issue resolved as soon as possible.

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WHAT CAUSES THE DOOR TO COME OFF TRACK?

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There are several possible causes for a garage door to get derailed, including:

  • Broken springs
  • Closing on something
  • Accidental force
  • Inadequate lubrication
  • Failure to secure the tracks
  • Misaligned tracks
  • Dirt
  • Damage

Broken springs are a common cause of the garage door coming off the tracks. The springs generally wear out over time and eventually break. The wear and tear placed on the garage door can ultimately cause a torsion spring to break. If that happens, the garage door may appear to be lopsided. An uneven garage door is a good sign that the door’s rollers have come off the tracks.

The garage door can also hit an object in its path, which can cause damage to parts of the garage door. The garage door has electronic eyes that can become broken or become displaced if the garage door closes on something. Hitting an object can also cause the garage door to fall off its tracks.

Garage doors can also become lopsided if they accidentally encounter a strong force, such as a car that backs into the garage. Running into the garage door with a tractor or other machinery or equipment can also cause damage and force the door to move off its tracks.

If there is not enough lubrication on the garage door rollers, the garage door has a higher risk of derailing. The garage door and rollers generally require a fair amount of lubrication, as the two parts cause a fair amount of friction. While you can always consult the pros for garage door repair in Des Moines, lubrication is one issue that you can safely address on your own, too. You can use sprays such as silicone oil or WD-40 to provide the garage door with proper lubrication and keep the door moving smoothly. Cooking oil can also help keep the garage door rollers on their tracks. It is vital to keep the garage door sufficiently lubricated so that you don’t end up with rusted garage door tracks, which can be an issue that affects the door’s performance and longevity.

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Why Doors Are Off Track

Sometimes, you may find that the tracks on the garage door are not secured properly. This can happen if the garage door is not installed securely. If the tracks are not fastened to the garage wall, they may cause issues with the garage door, such as excess movement. They may also be slightly loose, which causes the rollers to move in the wrong direction.Off Track Garage Door

Misaligned tracks can also cause problems, but fortunately, this issue is relatively simple to fix. A misaligned garage door track can even be fixed on your own by loosening the fasteners on the garage door and adjusting the track to be back in place. After that, it is simple to secure the tracks again.

Dirt can also be a problem for garage doors. By nature, garages tend to collect dirt and dust. Those elements can make their way into your garage door and cause problems with the rollers, which in turn causes the garage door to become misaligned and not function properly. If there is an accumulation of dirt in the roller tracks, but the door does not have enough lubrication, the rollers can become jammed and ultimately derail. While it may sound like a serious issue, you can fix the problem on your own by using a scrub brush and dish detergent to get the rollers moving again. After you have cleaned off the rollers, apply a layer of lubricant to make sure that the tracks are oiled, and the rollers can move smoothly on the tracks again.

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The tracks may also become damaged if they are hit or struck by an object. Bent garage door tracks cause the rollers to move off their tracks or become jammed. While it is best to avoid having the tracks get hit in the first place, you can remove dents that do appear with a mallet.

If your garage is in need of garage door repair in Des Moines, don’t hesitate to let us know. We will happily diagnose your garage door’s problem and make repairs as quickly as possible. We will closely inspect the garage door, perform a safety inspection, and recommend replacement options if needed.

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Google Average Review is 4.9/5 Stars

Jamie Hartman
Jamie Hartman
2022-10-24
Kyle was great!
LEE McCalester
LEE McCalester
2022-10-24
The technician Jordan did an excellent job adjusting my torsion controlled garage door. Would highly recommend!
Leah Gudgel
Leah Gudgel
2022-10-21
Thank you Kyle for doing a very nice job of repairing my garage door. You explained what you were going to do, how long it would take you, and the cost to me before starting the job. I will call Precision again if needed.
Paul Porter
Paul Porter
2022-10-20
Precision Garage Door Service was a life-saver. They were able to come out within 24 hours and fix my issue. Technician Colton Myers did an excellent job. It was very difficult to even get into the garage, but Colton managed to do so. He got my opener replaced within an hour. He is a great communicator and kept me updated every step of the way. My car is now free! I would definitely recommend to others.
Peggy Aerisolphal
Peggy Aerisolphal
2022-10-18
If you are giving any thought to a new garage door, I suggest you connect with Precision Garage Door of Des Moines. Everyone there is very helpful. I was especially pleased with the installers, Hunter and Tom.
Joan D.
Joan D.
2022-10-17
Ryan was prompt, professional, and personable. He explained things clearly and made the necessary repairs quickly. We've been happy with our garage door that Precision installed eleven years ago, and their repair service today was great!
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sarkified gaming
2022-10-15
Cool dude 😎
jeff yates
jeff yates
2022-10-11
Woke up to our garage door not opening. Called Precision and had a service tech on premises within an hour. Colton Myers was the technician. He did fantastic and quick work. Thank you Colton and thank you Precision.

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