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Common Commercial Garage Door Repairs and Overhead Door Issues

December 13, 2021

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Commercial garage doors are designed and manufactured to handle diverse working conditions. Issues can develop from time to time, however, so maintenance and repairs are needed to keep doors in perfect working condition. Problems are more likely with complex installations or high-traffic operations, including warehouses, logistics companies, and commercial loading docks.

Let's take a look at some of the common issues that can arise with commercial garage doors, including damaged tracks, dirty rollers, worn springs, and broken door cables.

What are Some Common Commercial Garage Door Issues?

Commercial overhead doors are manufactured with robust materials and designed to last. Problems can and do occur, but regular maintenance, immediate diagnosis, and professional repair help to fix issues before they create additional problems.

Damaged or Misaligned Tracks

Most commercial doors run on metal guiding tracks. If these tracks are warped or damaged in any way, they can become misaligned and fail to work as intended. Eventually, the tracks can buckle and prevent the door from opening or closing. Track damage normally occurs when vehicles or heavy equipment impacts with the door. Careful movement around tracks helps to reduce the opportunity for damage, and staff training and operational restrictions also play a role.

At Door Systems, we offer a commercial door repair service to get your garage doors back on track.

Dirty or Damaged Rollers

Damaged rollers, along with the build-up of dirt or rust, can affect overhead door mechanisms. If this happens, your overhead door may make strange noises and struggle to open and close. Cleaning and lubricating the rollers helps greatly in most situations, and it needs to be performed at least twice a year by an expert. If your rollers are too far gone, a skilled technician may need to swap them out.

At Door Systems, we offer a commercial door maintenance service to get your rollers also back on track.

Worn or Damaged Springs

Torsion springs play an important counterbalancing role in your commercial garage doors. Busy commercial operations need to replace these springs on a regular basis to stop them from wearing out and causing damage to other components. A sudden breakdown can stop the door from working or cause it to come crashing down. To prevent unwanted issues, regular maintenance should be an essential part of every workplace safety program. 

Worn or Damaged Garage Door Cables

Garage doors rely on cables in order to open and close safely. Inspecting, servicing, and repairing these cables is an important part of every commercial door troubleshooting routine. If you have worn or damaged cables, it can lead to cables snapping, detaching, or coming off completely.

Lack of Garage Door Maintenance

Garage doors are often taken for granted, but they fulfill an important function for every business. If your overhead doors are damaged in any way, or not working as they should, it's important to call in the experts. With some help, your garage doors can stay in perfect working order for years to come.

Expensive garage door repairs and dangerous safety incidents can be greatly reduced with a regular garage door maintenance program. If your garage door is making strange noises or won't open or close properly, our technicians can identify the cause of the malfunction.

Commercial door troubleshooting is an important part of our business. If you want to avoid expensive and unnecessary repairs and improve operational efficiency, regular garage door maintenance is critical. Please contact Door Systems today and take advantage of our industry-leading maintenance and repair service.