When we install garage doors, we fit them with the rails that were designed for that door and that door only. In fact, every garage door that is manufactured comes with its own set of tracks. Although some companies do make rails that are adjustable, they rarely work universally. In other words, there’s a good chance that your next garage door replacement will have to be a complete replacement, parts and all. This is why we recommend an entire system overhaul to ensure that your new garage door will work correctly. When the rails go wrong, it will affect your door’s performance. Below are ways to tell if we need to replace the rails on your door.


Improper Spacing

If your old garage door was improperly installed by a previous company, it will have a significant effect on how well your door opens or closes. The door is likely to hit something while closing, or it will jam as you try to open it. This is both irritating and unsafe for your family. Although we could reposition the rails, we recommend hiring one of our technicians to install new rails that go with your door. If the garage door is in bad shape, your best bet is to replace the garage door and system entirely.


The Door Suddenly Falls for No Apparent Reason

Garage door falls are common with broken garage door rails. Once rails start to wear down, they can open up, bend, breaks or even come out of the walls. The best time to catch the problem is if you notice that the garage door is slipping. Another way to determine the condition of the rails is to hire a Door Power specialist to inspect the rails once every one or two years. Just remember, that a sliding door is always a safety hazard for your family. You should never ignore it.


The Garage Door is Noisy

One of the mysteries of garage door noise is where the screeching, scratching, or scraping is coming from. One of the sources of the sound could be the garage door rails are in bad shape. Once they wear out or bend, the garage door could scrape up against the rails and cause loud noise. If the wheels are misaligned, they could make noise rubbing up against. Regardless of the what is causing the noise, if the rails are bad, we recommend that you call us for a full inspection and a garage door rail replacement.


Door Power Can Replace Your Garage Door

If the garage door rails are worn out, and you’re tired of your garage doors, it’s time to get a brand new residential garage door installation from Garage Power. We provide a wide range of products and services including spring replacement, cable replacement, tracks, openers, and safety features. To schedule an inspection or a garage door repair, contact us at 952-467-3199, or message us at Bill@doorpower.com.