Bent Garage Door Track Repair

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Vertical Track Repairs

Bent tracks are the most common issue we get called to correct. Straight tracks are necessary for the optimal use of your rollers. Upon examining your system, one of our licensed repair technicians can determine a course of action to rectify any bends and present you with the exact price for repair or replacement when necessary.

In some cases, when the jamb’s base wares or rots, the vertical track and flag bracket may be the only things holding the header up. Your technician will need to lift the header with a jack and replace the base as well as the vertical jambs.

On vertical lift tracks, the most common issue is the buckling of the high-lift brackets. Proper repair often involves the use of a winding or crow bar. The technician will need to pull the opposing end of the high-lift angle toward the center of the door after to straighten out the track and bracket.In commercial applications, replacement is most often required after being damaged by large moving vehicles.

In cases of structural shifting replacing the entire track system will become necessary. This is most often because the original track was installed too tight or too loose. This will undoubtedly cause your rollers to dislocate. Do not attempt to repair on your own as the door may disconnect from the track altogether.

Horizontal Track Repairs

Heavy commercial or industrial applications require similar repair procedures in that the technician must pull the bent section(s) of the track towards the center of the door.

The bolt securing the backend of the track can become loose. When the door is opened the door weight transers to the horizontal track pulling the track downwards. This can cause bending in other parts like the track radius as well.

The technician will need to insert a metal rod into the bottom section of the horizontal track and vise-grip the ends of it.  The tech then hammers around the rod. Serving as a sort of mold the rod forces the track to reassume its original, correct shape.

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