This is a fairly common question with a slightly complicated answer. Actually, there is a set of answers. The problem is figuring which one that is. The other issue is preventing it when possible. Whether you fix your garage door yourself, (we do not recommend it) or hiring a garage door repair service, (We do recommend this) you don’t have the time or the money. That is understandable. What isn’t understandable is letting it happen when it can be avoided.
First, Why Is It Happening?
Believe it or not, the number one reason your garage door is falling off its garage door tracks is… Being hit by cars and other heavy objects. Yes. if you have a teenage son or daughter of driving age, you may want to ask them about it. If you are the one hitting your garage door, then stop driving tired or intoxicated into your garage door. Another big reason for a garage door falling from its tracks is poor garage door alignment. That can be easily fixed by your local garage door repair service, for a price of course. Finally, your garage door has many moving parts and pieces, including garage door rollers and garage door wheels. These sit on your garage door tracks and allow it to move freely. So when they wear down and break, it is really a problem.
How To Tell Before This Happens
There are more than a few ways to know if your garage door might come off its tracks or might fall on you or your car. The biggest clue is how it looks. Chances are that your garage door will look rather off. It won’t be level. Having a properly aligned garage door is important all around. Another thing you might notice is a strange sound when your garage door is opening and closing. This can happen for a few reasons, but if your garage door is poorly aligned it will probably screech or whine. Just in general, pay attention to your garage door and you will catch it before something unfortunate happens. Ignore it and it will go from a small problem to a big one. Garage doors have many moving parts. Even the garage door opener has many moving parts that should not be put under too much stress.