You hit the button on your garage door opener. The door begins to open, then shakes and shudders as it squeaks along its way. You know something is wrong. The tracks and rollers in your garage serve a vital function, and if something goes awry, the results can be seen immediately. If this happens, it’s recommended to reach out to your local garage door company for assistance.
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Today, we’ll highlight a few tips to help those hoping to try repairing their track and rollers themselves. If you’re ready to see how much you can save through our garage door services, be sure to contact us for a free estimate!
The Importance of Rollers and Tracks
While your overhead door relies on cables and springs to do the heavy lifting, the rollers attached to the door on each side help to guide the entire operation smoothly along its tracks. Garage door rollers are reliable, but can begin to warp and crack over time. If any issue begins around the rollers or tracks on your overhead door, the damage will only worsen!
It’s important to contact a local garage door company for repairs if your system is bent, broken, or otherwise not operational. Guaranteed Garage Repair specializes in garage door repairs across Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Jensen Beach, and beyond, and can help you to find the most effective and affordable outcome for your property.
DIY Garage Door Track Repairs
For those that feel skilled with tools and components, repairing your own rollers and tracks is possible. Unlike many other garage door repairs, which include tampering with wiring or torsion springs, repairing the rollers and track can be safe and simple. Most homeowners will be able to complete the job in seven steps:
- Detach your garage door — Your garage door opener relies on an overhead string to disengage the connection to your overhead door. Pull this lever while your door is in the down position to manually move it.
- Open the door — Move your garage door so that the rollers align with the track where the initial problem occurred. This will give you convenient access later on.
- Secure your door in place — DIYers should deploy properly sized vise-grips under the door on each side beneath the door to keep it secure while you are working on the rollers and tracks.
- Pry open the problem area — Once you have ensured your door is not moving, use some pliers to gently pry open one side of the track to allow enough space for the first roller to fit back in.
- Put the rollers back in — After inspection for cracks, all rollers that have come off of the track should be replaced in the correct order.
- Close the track — Return the bent track to its original position. Homeowners often utilize a small piece of wood or metal (with a cover) in conjunction with a hammer to gently reform the metal to a suitable condition. Once you align the track, remove your vise-grips and lower your door.
- Test the garage door — Manually raise and lower your door to inspect the repaired area for any signs of trouble. Any problems with the alignment will result in squeaks and/or excess friction, so be sure to repeat the testing process until you are confident in the results.
- Reattach the garage door opener — Once everything is done, reattach the cord to your garage door opener. You can activate your opener to inspect the serviced track for any additional problems.
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*While intended to be helpful in nature, our blog content does not serve as a substitute for professional advice from a live technician. Reach out to your local garage door company for advice and service.