Most garage doors run on a system of rollers
and tracksallowing your door to smoothly transition from open to close. Garage door tracks come in different widths, lengths, and graduations depending on their application (residential, commercial, industrial, etc.).
Unfortunately, when a part of your garage door malfunctions, its likely to damage the trackbending it, scraping it, corroding it, or even splitting it. While garage door tracks arent extremely expensive to repair or replace, this can still be an inconvenience. After all, most home owners need daily access to their garages!
Not having to worry about damaged tracks when something goes wrong with your garage door is just one of the benefits a trackless garage door.
What Is a Trackless Garage Door and How Does It Work?
A trackless garage door is exactly what its name impliesa garage door that operates without the use of a track. When you install a trackless garage door, you dont have to worry about installing rails on your garages ceiling. So how does it work without a track?
Most (though not all) trackless garage doors are sectionalmeaning rather than consisting of one flat plank, they instead have multiple planks that bend and pivot when the garage door opens and closes.
When you open a trackless garage door, rather than being guided along a track with rollers, its sections (or panels) fold and overlap onto each other. Typically, they swing on large spring-loaded hinges or pivot at either side of the door.
As you can imagine, this type of door takes up less space in your garage and also allows for garage door use in situations where ceiling guides cannot be installed.
Is a Trackless Garage Door Right for Your Home or Business?
The best way
to determine which type of garage door is best for your home is to schedule an in-house consultation with a professional garage door company. If you live in the Columbus or Delaware, Ohio area, The Hamilton Parker Company can help!
When you choose us as your garage door company in the
Columbus or Delaware, OH area, youll benefit from our:
- Free estimates We will come to your home at no cost or obligation for an in-home garage door consultation and estimate.
- Professional garage door experts The Hamilton Parker Company has more than 75 years in the business! Our experienced garage door technicians will ensure your new garage door is a valuable, safe, and stylish addition to your home.
- Wide selection of garage doors We install and service the largest selection of garage doors and garage door openers in the Columbus area.
- Award winning garage door showrooms At The Hamilton Parker Company, you can compare garage doors side by side at one of our spacious garage door showrooms in Columbus or Delaware, OH.
- And more!
If youre ready to find out if a trackless garage door is right for your home or business, give us a call!