One of the most common reasons why your garage door cannot function properly is because of damaged or deformed garage door tracks.
When something is wrong with your garage door tracks, your garage door may be in more trouble than you think.
Once left unattended, your garage door track problem or concern can develop and become something even more troublesome.
You may even end up not being to open your overhead garage doors at all.
If you find yourself in a situation like this, you can only do one thing or the other, either you attempt to adjust your garage door’s tracks yourself or contact your local garage door repair company and ask for assistance.
Fortunately, if you prefer doing the task yourself, fixing and adjusting your garage door tracks can be fairly easy to do as long as you follow the procedures properly.
Interested in learning how to adjust your garage door tracks?
Then keep reading and see below to find out how to do exactly just this.
Garage Door Tracks
So what exactly are garage door tracks and what do they do?
Well, let me answer this question for you.
Your garage door track is a part of your overhead garage door’s mechanical system that aid and guide your doors when opening and closing them.
Without your garage door tracks, problems may keep surfacing such as off-track doors, unbalanced garage doors, stuck garage doors, etc.
Paired with your garage door rollers, they ensure the smooth and fluid operation of your garage doors.
Unfortunately, garage door tracks are one of the parts of your garage door that is oftentimes taken for granted by a lot of individuals.
How to adjust your garage door tracks by yourself
Before anything else, allow us to remind you one last time that if you are not confident in your technical skills and capabilities when it comes to fixing your overhead garage doors, then it is best u leave this job with your local garage door repair company.
This is so you do not make things worse and to prevent any unwanted accidents and injuries from happening.
However, if you insist on doing the whole thing yourself, then here are the things you need to do and perform in order to successfully adjust your garage door tracks.
1. Assessing the Problem
The first step to solving any problem is assessing the cause behind it and understanding why it is happening.
Do this and you should be able to deal with any problem regarding your garage doors that may come your way.
Now remember, to fix the problem, you need to be able to identify it properly as depending on the problem at hand, solving it may vary significantly.
In order to assess the problem properly, all you need to do is investigate your garage door tracks and their respective brackets, then try to see if any of said tracks are misaligned or needs adjustment.
2. Adjusting your Garage Door’s Tracks
After having identified the problem, the next thing you need to do is to adjust the tracks themselves.
To move and realign your overhead garage door’s tracks, you will need to loosen the screws holding your garage door tracks in place and hammer the sections of your tracks that are deformed.
Once you have straightened the deformed tracks, and then adjust the positioning of your tracks by hammering it slowly using your rubber mallet until it becomes aligned with the rest of your garage door tracks.
Just make sure though that when you are tightening your tracks in place, do not over tighten it as doing so may cause potential damage and deformation to your garage door.
3. Repeat until finished
Once you are done with that specific section, you may now proceed to repeat step #2 but this time with the other sections of your overhead garage door.
Keep doing until you have adjusted all of your garage door’s tracks that need to be adjusted.
4. Testing your overhead garage door’s basic functionality
Lastly, after you have adjusted all of your garage door’s tracks, all that there is left to do is to make sure that your garage door functions after doing the said adjustments.
Always check and see if any other problems arise after you finish tinkering with your overhead garage doors.
To help you out further with adjusting your garage door’s tracks, you may refer to this video below.
And that is it, congratulations; you have successfully adjusted your garage door’s tracks.
Even the minor components of your garage door such as your tracks and rollers need to be well taken care of and should never be, under any circumstances, taken for granted.
Doing so will only give you a lot of problems moving forward.
If any other problems arise after having your tracks realigned and you have no idea how to deal with them, ask for assistance from your local garage door repair company.
For 24/7 garage door repair services in Edmonton, always choose Legion Garage Doors.
We are the best at what we do and your garage doors only deserve the best service you can provide.
We also cater to garage door installation requests and garage door maintenance services on top of the emergency garage door repair services.
Get to know more about us and give us a call now!
We will always be more than happy to help you out.