Garage Door Off Track?
Whether your teenager ran into your garage again, or the cables just snapped, you can call Quick Garage Doors for prompt professional service. A garage door that is off track is not only unsightly but dangerous and unstable. Do not attempt to move the door manually or with the automatic garage door opener.
What Should You Do If Your Garage Door Is Off Track
There are few reasons that a garage door may become “off track”. A common cause of a garage door off track is one or both of the garage door cables breaking. A garage door cable may break after years of use and natural wear and tear. Typically, a cable will break only on one side of the garage door track at a time and during the process of opening. Aside from the garage door cable breaking there are two other ways a garage door may become off track, sometimes garage doors come off track due to an obstructed path or the garage door being hit by a car or other powerful force. Most garage doors today have electric eyes to insure the path of the door is clear however some older garage doors may not. A garage door without electric eyes allows the opportunity for a trash can, ladder, bicycle, car, etc., to be left in the path of the garage door. Once the garage door makes contact with the object it could knock the door off track. A garage door can also become off track from an impact to the front or back of the garage door. In example, if someone should attempt to back out while the garage door is closed or by driving into the front of a closed door.
If your garage door is off track, in the interest of your safety, do not attempt to move it or repair it yourself. Our professional, background checked Quick Garage Door Repair Oakland CA technicians are trained in handling these situations. Garage Door Springs and Cables are under extreme pressure. Garage Door related accidents have been known to cause serious injury and even death.