It’s time to replace the garage door, but you’re wondering if you want to keep the tracks on the old garage system. From a novice’s perspective, keeping track may seem like an easy way to save money on new installations. While this may reduce costs slightly now, you may end up paying more in the long run. Defy spirit? See the five main reasons to replace garage door rails when installing a new garage door.
1. Garage tracks are designed to work with specific doors.
Factory presets on garage doors are designed for specific tracks. Even if your current track is adjustable, the track may misalign, causing your door to stop moving or further damage your door to move forward.
2. Old tracks may pose a safety threat to you and your family.
Over time, your tracks may rust, warp, or bend, affecting the safety of your garage door system. If it’s time to replace the garage door itself, it’s probably also time to replace the track. Maintaining the garage door system is the best way to prevent harmful accidents and keep the system running smoothly.
3. Deteriorating tracks may lead to further damaged property.
Similarly, if your tracks are old, they may rust, warp, or bend, which could cause your garage door to suddenly fall or fall. This can damage your new garage door, the garage itself, or the vehicle. The cost of repairing or replacing these items is far greater than simply replacing the track.
4. New tracks reduce on wear and sound.
Your garage door moves along a track on a roller. The rollers and tracks work together, so if one doesn’t perform well, the other will start to suffer. Keeping the tracks clean, updated and rust-free allows the roller to move smoothly, thereby reducing operational wear and noise.
5. A new system looks and works better.
You don’t go out and buy a new pair of shoes just to stick old, dirty LACES in them. So is your garage door. Your system will not only work better, it will look better. Dirty, rusty and old tracks can detract from your beautiful new investment, so eliminate distractions and replace everything immediately.
A new garage door track is proportional to the amount of time you use it and is cheap. Trying to cut corners during the installation of a new garage could hurt your wallet in the event of more serious problems in the future.