Through normal daily use, your garage door may come off track. This can be due to rust, wear and tear on the springs and pulley system, or debris on the track, or a combination of many of these issues. A garage door that has come off track will jam, and bulge or hang unevenly. This often happens suddenly, without any warning. Occasionally you may notice the door appears to have trouble opening or closing before this, or it may make a lot of noise.
When your garage door goes off track, you may be tempted to try to fix it yourself immediately…
However, you should not try to move the door in any way nor try to get the door back on track by yourself. The tension in the springs is extremely high and one false move could lead to serious injury or even death— the heavy door may come completely off the track, for example, or the springs, or other parts of the pulley system, could fly off and hit you.
Garage doors weigh more than you might imagine – most weigh several hundred pounds. They can come crashing down with incredible force if the springs give out. Because of these safety concerns and the expertise required to fix the doors, you should always hire a certified technician. They have the experience and the proper equipment to handle garage door repair.