Your garage door plays an important role in your day-to-day activities, but it’s not something we often think about until it breaks. A properly working garage door helps keep your home insulated, protects your vehicles from the elements, and serves as an entryway and exit for daily school trips, job commutes and weekend activities. A garage door out of its track can bring your day to a screeching halt — literally.

Learn more about what causes off track garage doors, what to do if it happens to your door and how King Door Company, Inc. can help with garage door repairs and replacements.

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Reasons Garage Doors Go Off Track 

There are many reasons why a garage door can become off track. The most common cause is direct impact, such as your car accidentally bumping into it as you leave or come home. Other reasons include bent or misaligned tracks or faulty wheels. If the wheels are not wearing evenly, your door will not be able to smoothly open and follow the tracks as they should.

What to Do If Your Door Is Off Track

It may be tempting to do a quick search online for a DIY garage door off track repair. But trying to fix a garage door yourself can cause more harm than good.  Keep in mind that a garage door can weigh anywhere from 200 to 400 lbs. Handling a very heavy garage door can be a potential danger to yourself and your family.

In addition, you could be dealing with more significant issues that caused the door to go off track in the first place. Without a professional repair or replacement, you could cause further damage to the garage door opening system or even your property. At King Door, we understand your time is precious. That’s why it’s vital to call a professional to resolve your garage door issues quickly and safely.

Preventing Your Door From Going Off Track

While sometimes a garage door coming off track cannot be prevented, here are three steps you can easily follow to ensure your garage door stays running smoothly:

  • Pay attention to changes. Does your door sound different? Is it starting to make a scraping sound? Odd sounds can be a sign that your garage door is starting to come off track.
  • Schedule seasonal maintenance. Check for things like debris along your tracks and other mechanical features to ensure they’re running smoothly.
  • Consider a garage door preventive maintenance plan. King Door can help prevent potentially bigger repair issues through a comprehensive maintenance plan based around your schedule.

Getting Your Day Back on Track With King Door

The team of technicians at King Door is always ready to assist you 24 hours a day. Best of all, your garage door will most likely be both inspected and repaired on the same day.

We know that your family has obligations to attend to and fun activities planned, so we strive to make repairs to your garage door in one visit. With a truck full of common replacement parts and backed by over 30 years of experience in the industry, we are always prepared to serve you. 

In addition to repairs and maintenance, we offer the highest quality residential and commercial garage doors with the largest showroom in the area. We are proud to be the only Clopay® dealer in Kern & Tulare County. In addition, we have a strong sense of community and actively give back by supporting local causes such as Local Ronald McDonald House in Bakersfield and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Request Garage Door Service From King Door Today

Wherever you are located in the Bakersfield, CA area, please let us know how we can assist you by reaching out to us to schedule a service.