The Value of Garage Door Tracks02/27/2014 Back To Blog
Unless you own sliding or overhead door garage systems you cannot comprehend the full value of tracks. Actually, these two types of doors wouldn't exist without the presence of tracks and that's why they are considered very important components which intern forced manufacturers to start making some modifications to meet the requirements of modern homes. In any case, their working condition is considered a necessity for the full opening and excellent operation of these garage systems.
Garage door tracks actually come in a few different sizes because the height, overall size and weight of the door would require different track dimensions. Most overhead systems would require vertical, curved and horizontal track sections, where the garage door rollers would sit and travel carrying the door panel. These are their main functions:
• Sliding doors are perfectly secured while they are open or closed thanks to the tracks. They slide through the tracks with wheels at both the bottom and top side of the panel and since they are secured on both sides, they are more stable.
• The simple technique of having horizontal, curved and vertical tracks for overhead doors allow the smooth movement of the door up and down.
Track maintenance and repair services are important
What will happen if the tracks are dented? Did you know that the slightest element or dent could stop the rollers from sliding properly in the tracks? Have you ever considered the consequences? These problems will certainly lead the garage door off track with uneven precision. The rollers won't be able to open or close the door all the way. So, you either won't be able to drive in or out your car or the security of your house will be compromised since the door will remain open.
Damaged garage door tracks ought to be fixed to avoid such serious problems. They must also be aligned if you want to protect your rollers and avoid similar problems. Loose screws, nuts and garage door brackets can make tracks loose, too. In any case, you will suddenly encounter problems, which could have been avoided with regular inspections and maintenance.