Bent Garage Door Tracks Repair - Minneapolis, MN
Although it may seem tempting to refer to online DIY articles to fix your garage door problems, garage door track repairs are best left to professionals. A dented garage door may seem like little more than a cosmetic problem. But if the door is bent to the point that it has difficulty closing properly, a small problem can quickly grow.
Trying to close the door with a bent garage door track can end up jamming the door or damaging the springs. Also, garage doors operate under heavy tension and efforts to repair an issue on your own could be dangerous. It's much better to call a professional when this happens. Garage doors are made up of several panels (usually 4-6) that screw into hinges at the sides; this allows the door to roll up into sections out of the way.
In many cases, the bent garage door tracks can be repaired with what the industry calls a "strut." It's basically a long piece of sheet metal that is affixed to the bent panel and reinforces the strength of the door. But heavily damaged panels will most likely need to be replaced so that the door work properly again. Garage door track repair is a specialization of Minneapolis Garage Door Specialists. We can fix the problem in a single visit.
BENT GARAGE DOOR TRACKS REPLACEMENT
Often when a garage door track is bent, it means it has suffered a major impact of some kind. Whether it was hit by a car, or didn't survive a nasty windstorm, a garage door under stress can get knocked off balance or have its rollers jolted out of the tracks. When this happens, you need to hire specialists of Garage Door Repair Services in Minneapolis .
A garage door operates by moving along fitted garage door tracks. If your door has damaged garage door tracks, your door won't be able to slide up and down as it should. You'll know when your roller will come off. It'll look terrible, but refrain from trying to fix it yourself. You also shouldn't try to move the door manually or operate your garage door opener. The door is heavy and you don't want to risk it falling and injuring anybody.
Garage doors can also damage and need repair or replacement if the garage door is obstructed when it is trying to close. Most modern garage doors have a sensor that prevents the door from closing if it senses something blocking the area, whether it's a lawn mower or a bicycle. Older doors may not have this feature and as the door closes, one side will be blocked while the other side remains free. The unequal pressure can knock your garage door off track.
Routine Maintenance and Inspections
Many people don't realize that there is a "limited lifespan" to garage door springs. Opening your garage door more than a couple of times a day can reduce your spring's lifespan to just a few years. The spring can also fall victim to corrosion and rusting, which impairs its ability to hold tension. Regular inspection, such as annual inspection, can give you the peace of mind that your door will operate smoothly for the upcoming year. Also, if you operate your automatic door opener more than average, our team can fix or replace all bent garage door tracks in Minneapolis.