It’s always tempting to try to continue to use a garage door that’s come off its track. You might think, “if I just force it through this once, I can get my car out and make it to work on time.” We strongly caution against this. You could severely damage both the door or the track. What is usually a fairly simple repair suddenly becomes several hundreds of dollars in damage. Do yourself a favor. Call us right away. We feature emergency garage door repair for the El Dorado Hills area and the neighboring communities. We’ll get it fixed right away and get your garage door — and your life — back on track.
What should you do in the meantime? Call an Uber or a Lyft. It may cost you $15 to $30 to make it to work (even at peak times) but this is a bargain compared to the hundreds of dollars you’ll otherwise pay out in needlessly expensive garage door repair.
A garage door off track is not only bad looking, but dangerous and it leaves your home insecure. Do not attempt to adjust the door on your own. Due to your springs, the garage door may not seem heavy, but in actuality it’s hundreds of pounds. You really don’t want it to come crashing down on your foot. If you notice the door coming off track, block the area off for safety and give us a call. We know garage doors can get stuck at any time of the day, so that’s why we offer 24/7 service in the El Dorado Hills area. Let us know what the problem is and our certified garage technicians will be over in an instant.
Reasons Why Your Garage Door Is Uneven
When your garage door is slanted, it could mean that your rollers are off the track or a cable has snapped. Something crashing into the door like a car could have also sent it off loop. Depending on the issue, you may need to replace a cable or pulley. If the door is completely off track, then a more in-depth maintenance will be required. Our team can get you door back on track and will carefully inspect every part of your garage to ensure it remains safe after we leave.
Stop Using Your Garage Door Immediately
If your garage door is off track, stop using it until it is fixed. You may be tempted to continue to use it until you get around to it, but you can cause serious damage to your door. Suddenly what should be a fairly simple and inexpensive repair becomes several hundred dollars. Ouch!
Depending on how badly the track or the door has been damaged, you may be able to fix it yourself. If the door or track is seriously damaged, you may need to call a professional repairman who may need to straighten the track or replace broken door panels.
DIY Garage Door Repair
If the door is not too badly damaged, this should be a fairly simple DIY garage door repair. Let’s walk you through it.
First, disengage the door opener by pulling on the rope and handle dangling from the track.
Next, raise the door until the rollers align with the part of the door that went off track. Secure the door open with a pair of locking pliers or clamps.
Open the track near the area the door came off with a pair of pliers. You may be able to guide the rollers back onto the track. Close the track again by placing a wooden block to act as a buffer and hammer it back into place with a rubber mallet.
There are risks to taking this challenge on yourself, however, such as injury or creating additional expense by botching the repair. Not to mention that time is money, and you probably don’t have time to stop what you’re doing, possibly skip work, and spend time performing this typically-urgent garage door repair.
Give Us a Call in El Dorado Hills!
Still having problems? Give us a call! We offer garage door service repair to the El Dorado Hills area. We feature fast and reliable service. Did you know that we also service the surrounding areas of La Cresta Village, Clarksville and Cameron Park? We’re not limited to these communities alone, give us a call and we can confirm if you’re area is covered by us!
24/7 Emergency Garage Door Repair
We understand how important your garage is to you. It’s something you depend on. In fact, if your car is inside the garage when you realize you have a broken track, you might not be able to get to where you need to be.
Regardless, we urge you to call us before you try to manhandle the door yourself. Calling in late and taking a cab to work is a much cheaper route than a several hundred dollar garage door repair job to replace a ruined track.
That’s why we feature 24/7 emergency garage door repair to the El Dorado Hills area. Life doesn’t stop for your garage door. We’ve got you. We’ll be there and have your door fixed in a flash!