A Davey, NE, resident called Titan Garage Doors NE for a garage door repair service. They said their garage door seemed unbalanced and not opening or closing all the way. We suspected that the culprit was the garage door rollers. Our technician was sent off the same day to fix the garage door. As expected, our technician found one of the garage door rollers ripped off its hinge and came off the track. The steel rollers needed to be replaced because they were old, and the stems had rusted. We assured the client that garage door roller replacement was a fast and simple task and would not take too much time. We suggested switching to a 2-inch steel roller with ten ball bearings, which provided a much smoother and quieter roll with less friction. We gently repositioned the tracks and lubricated all the hardware. Before we left, we ensured that the garage door was working properly by testing it. We then explained to the client why they would need maintenance to keep the garage door working efficiently. 

Has one of the rollers on your garage door come off its tracks? You probably want a quick fix for your broken garage door because it is a major headache. The good thing is, repairing off-track rollers is a simple do-it-yourself project. If you have the right tools, you may securely adjust the misaligned garage door rollers as it does not involve working the garage door's springs.

Diagnosing an Off-Track Garage Door Roller

Finding the root of the problem is the first step in any do-it-yourself garage door repair. A garage door out of alignment may become stuck, swing erratically from the tracks, or sit at an odd angle. Do not force the door open or shut if you encounter any of these problems. It is risky. Doing so could harm your system, bend your tracks, or cause additional rollers to pop out.

What Makes a Garage Door Roller Come Off Its Track?

Garage door rollers frequently come off the tracks for the following reasons:

  • Damaged tracks: Bent or broken tracks can cause rollers to become misaligned.
  • Loose tracks: The vibration of your door may cause the bolts holding the tracks in place to become free.
  • Force and impacts: If your car crashes into your garage door, it could knock the rollers off their tracks.
  • Debris and lack of lubrication: Lack of lubrication and accumulated dirt and grime can cause rollers to go off course.

    Most garage doors have 10 to 12 rollers. As you access your garage, look at the tracks on either side of the door. If any of them come off the track, you can easily see them by visually inspecting the garage door. 

    Garage Door Rollers Off-Track Repair Guide

    Once you have identified the root of your problem, you are more sure of the needed repairs and can proceed with fixing the off-track garage door. You should fix the tracks first if the rollers come off due to a track issue before reinstalling the rollers. You may also perform preventative maintenance to lower the likelihood of your rollers getting off-track. 

    Meanwhile, having a qualified technician handle the repair is crucial if your garage door track is malfunctioning and the rollers are out of alignment. A skilled garage door repair specialist will tighten and secure your hardware, clean your tracks, and lubricate your metal hardware. Indeed, professionals know the necessary actions to fix garage door rollers that are off-track. If needed, such a professional will be able to replace your garage door rollers.

    If you see that any of your rollers are already off-track, call our garage door repair experts so they can assess the situation and make the necessary fixes. Titan Garage Doors NE offers top-of-the-line part replacement and other services, including garage door installation and maintenance in Omaha and Lincoln, NE. Since we have the complete equipment and the proper skill to do the job, we can quickly respond if you are having any trouble with your garage doors. Call Titan Garage Doors NE today to learn more. We would be happy to address your inquiries and provide free estimates.